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Old 10-15-2011, 03:01 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I bought an complete rear differential with "open" diff from the breakers. They didn't had any LSD's to sell.
So I bought an OBX LSD and bolt / spacer kit.
Today I took the differential and opened it up. I allmost took the diff out and then I noticed it is not an open diff.... It is in fact a Torsen T-2.

Now what to do ? Put the OBX in ? Or sell the OBX and go ahead with the T2 ?

Thanks for the advice !
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Put the used one back together as-is and enjoy. Sell OBX.
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Thanks. I was opting for the same idea. I will re-set the backlash and preload as dicribed on m.net.
I will put the OBX together with the new rings and bolts, so I might make someone happy with it.
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Read our thread, OBX is a good cheap option, quite a few users without failures once the bolts and spacers are replaced. Search for the thread and read up.
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I'd still rather have the Torsen unmolested. Buy an open, fit the OBX properly then sell here!
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Sell obx to me? I agree with everybody else, keep the T2
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I'll buy obx!!
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What is obx?
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Cheap company that makes cheap ****. For instance we wouldn't suggest buying their turbo "kits". Basically a ebay turbo kit that happens to have a brand name.

Their diff however, works great after you replace some shitty hardware and flatten the mounting surfaces. In the end it's still cheaper than finding a torsen.
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OBX makes me LOL, cause everytime I see an OBX sticker on a car around here, or a front license plate that reads "OBX", I'm like...wow, they have cheap junk on their car. Then I realize that they don't, they just really like vacationing in Outer Banks, NC.
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Isn't the OBX considered a stronger alternative (obviously with real washers and bolts) to the torsen for cars hitting 300hp and beyond?
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I have a torsen with a broken ear on the alum housing.

I can weld ear back on but (after reading fc works good)

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Isn't the OBX considered a stronger alternative (obviously with real washers and bolts) to the torsen for cars hitting 300hp and beyond?
it's only as strong as the hexi-coil gears. Have the limits of the OBX been tested on the drag strip with drag-radials like the torsen?
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How do they compare in how they lock. I think the torsen is a gear driven limited slip that needs some force on the spinning wheel to lock the other wheel is obx same? or is it posi type with clutches?
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Supposedly used in high hp Honda builds:

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A friend of mine is a fabricator for Morris Tuning in new york. They do ridiculous Honda builds, and for people on a budget they have used the OBX lsd's before with success. I'm hoping the same goes here.
https://www.miataturbo.net/suspension-brakes-drivetrain-49/obx-helical-lsd-56707/
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^exactly. From what I've read both here and in honda land they can take some abuse. Like a quaife but ghetto.
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I'll keep the torsen and sell the OBX.
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