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View Poll Results: Weld my open Miata diff?
weld it NOW. 15 27.78%
Dude, you're retarded. 34 62.96%
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:31 PM   #21
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Well, after seeing the car and paying closer attention to what year you said you had, I presume the parts are hardly comparable in quality/size/strength.

...I do like that thing though. Then again, I'm an equal opportunity car enthusiast.
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:49 PM   #22
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y8s, you're helpful. ...run along now.
thanks cockgobbler, but seriously, spend a few dollars on an Rx7 diff and rebuild it and install it.

Might cost you 300 dollars but the performance will outdo any welded BS.
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:49 PM   #23
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For the time and effort of welding a diff, why would you just replace it? I mean it sounds like you are already wreckless, and out of control anyways. lets weld the diff and make you dangerous as well.

If a reduction of steering or the increased possiability spining out in sweeping turns/ much less any turn is your idea of fun, Hell go fo it. while your at it cause an accident or 2 and maybe kill some people (vehicular manslaughter) is great also. That is if you don't kill yourself first. Then the few hundred dollars you saved on welding the diff can be used pay lawyers to get your *** out of a bind (if it happens).
Lot of if's, but had a friend that did the welded diff drift stuff and rolled a convertiable 240 .....Well she no longer around :( RIP.
So if your life is only worth a couple of hundred bucks then ROCK OUT!
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:24 PM   #24
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y8s - maybe. They're hard to come by around here in junkyards though, and I'd hate to buy it sight unseen/ebay.

lowboostn - you're bringing me down bro.
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:35 PM   #25
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this forum is going downhill really fast.
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/\ Yep, exactly what I was thinking of.......
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I did this to mine and the car is sooo much more fun to drive now. I highly recommend it.
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:55 PM   #29
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i bet it so fast it twist the framez
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If you love plowing into ****..you'll love a welded dif...you cheap ****.

Get a open 1.8 and put a ebay LSD in it....or if you're really set on doing the redneck solution, go for it....make sure to post pics of everything you understeer into though.
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:55 PM   #31
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I welded up the open diff in my street/race Z28 back in the day, it works fine.

Just make sure you weld the spider gears and not the pinion to the ring gear as seen in the photo here!!!


Good luck.
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:00 PM   #32
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:30 PM   #33
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God dammit mrtonyg, why'd you have to tell him what to do, I was looking forward to seeing if he'd actually do that.
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:45 PM   #34
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Oh so that's not how you weld them?

******* DUH.

ASSuming I'm just a dumbshit because I have a cheap-***' approach to bandaiding a problem doesn't make any of you look any smarter. Note that.

And now, since I feel remarkably disrespected by the above bullshit, I'm just going to call everyone out and say, "STOP BEING SUCH BIG SORE *****'S."

So I weld my diff, that **** steps out on my EVERYTIME I TURN THE WHEEL. I'm suddenly up for vehicular manslaughter and crashing into everything? Get a clue. I've driven a few cars w/ spools, which basically does the same thing, just not as intensely, and it's something you get used to quickly.

While I'm on the rant...
I'm tired of hearing all you bleeding vag's asking about your $2,000 turbo kits. Complaining you can't get the best of the best ****.

There ARE easier/cheaper solutions to common problems/upgrades that don't require a checkbook. (some are unsafe, or risky, yes)

...I thought you turbo miata guys were kinda hardcore at first, reading about your 250whp 2,500 lb rides... it's a shame it seems like you're a bunch of weiner riders scared to push the limits and spank your cars *** every now and then.

I'm gonna weld the diff. I don't even want to anymore but hell with it. Then I'm going to try to set up a miataturbo meet&greet here in Cincinnati, where I'll pull into the meeting spot, sidestep the car and break the rear end and vehicularly manslaughter all in attendance.
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I can't speak for others, but I wouldn't have posted the pic if I thought you were going to take it seriously. I saw the pic a while ago, thought it was funny, and this seemed like a good time/place for it. My assumption was that anyone smart enough to pull a diff from a car would also be smart enough to realize that you wouldn't want to weld it like that.

If you weld it, let us know how it goes. I hate an open diff, but I don't think I would personally enjoy driving around w/ a welded diff all the time. Hopefully it works for you.
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Redroof Inn - Turfway Road...right down the street from the IRS. Your town has a water tower that says "Florence Ya'll". What the hell is up with that?
Since our young friend is not old enough to know the answer to your question, I will fill you in. Way back, a long time ago, that area was in the boonies.

In the late 60's they built the "Florence Mall" (which is still there), and the water tower to provide the new sprawl with H2O. The water tower used to read "Florence Mall". About 20 years ago, some sort of riff happened between the Water Co and the Mall, and the Mall wasn't going to pay to advertise on the water tower any longer. So instead of painting the entire tower, they changed the one letter from M to Y, hence "Y'all". It is the stupidest thing they could have done.

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God dammit mrtonyg, why'd you have to tell him what to do, I was looking forward to seeing if he'd actually do that.
Sorry man, I just could not let this poor guy screw it up.
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:38 PM   #38
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DONT do it.. you will wreck your miata one day and all the money you spend will be gone.. i know, i have wrecked my miata after spending all my money and time on it.. dont do it.. A miata is not a heavy f body car.. it will make your miata drive like ****. UNLESS this is DRAG car only and only going staight for a 1/4 mile at a time dont do it.
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:43 PM   #39
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Finally some positive and meaningful input.

Thanks fellas.

Thanks everyone, you've made this thread worth while.

I was sorta just kidding w/ my last post, just went off the deep end a bit. haha

It's going to be a weekend toy, occasional SCCA car. Not a DD.

I was going to weld it as a quick and easy solution, but now, I'm going to wait a few weeks until it's ready to be beat on at 100% and try to locate an rx7 parts car in the mean time.
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What kind of SCCA event do you intend doing with it? You might get your *** kicked out if you start drifting (even unintentionally) out of every corner.
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