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ARB locker for r180 diff!


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#1 Gloyale

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 12:22 PM

Hey guys, just got an email from ARB.

They are now making an air locker to fit the Nissan R180 diffs.

Now, these are for front diffs in newer Pathfinders, Xterras, and Frontiers, but that's a start.

Bad news, price.......almost $1100 bucks.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 03:22 PM

:eek:

Good to know. Sad it's so 'spensive.


It'd be cheaper to just weld the diff and deal with some tire wear. And isn't that OBX Torsen carrier only like $400?

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 03:49 PM

Hey guys, just got an email from ARB.

They are now making an air locker to fit the Nissan R180 diffs.

Now, these are for front diffs in newer Pathfinders, Xterras, and Frontiers, but that's a start.

Bad news, price.......almost $1100 bucks.


That's pretty normal for an ARB. I'm surprised it's not more

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:28 PM

These will fit in the stock rear diffs right? (Never had a locker besides the welded ones) Just bolt your stock ring gear to them correct?

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:51 PM

Subaru's use R160's except for STi's which use the R180's

Doesn't mean you can't retrofit a R180 to an older subaru.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:34 AM

Awesome! after reading and reading and searching and more reading... I came up with that idea, then I seen that Superdave made his hybrid axles! I now have something to go on! I did find a brand new limited slip for the R180 for $450

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:19 AM

If it's for a front diff, doesn't that mean the gears are cut the wrong way to put it in a rear diff?
Or does the front driveshaft spin backwards?

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:25 AM

If it's for a front diff, doesn't that mean the gears are cut the wrong way to put it in a rear diff?
Or does the front driveshaft spin backwards?


It's just the carrier, isn't it? Shouldn't matter.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:58 AM

AH! Good point, ya. Carrier should work both ways. Otherwise you couldn't reverse...

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:56 PM

I was looking into this at one point for the R200 which was used in the front of many Nissan 4x4s. I had a buddy of mine at the local Off Road Warehouse call ARB USA and they make a locker for the R200 but my question was will it work for the R200 rear diffs out of the Z cars. They said if its an R200 then it will. Not difinetive but I agree that its just the carrier so it should work. It would be nice to have someone at ARB say "YEP" to be 1000% sure before someone shells out $1100 or more. Either way I just have to say FINALLY :clap:

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:17 PM

I was looking into this at one point for the R200 which was used in the front of many Nissan 4x4s. I had a buddy of mine at the local Off Road Warehouse call ARB USA and they make a locker for the R200 but my question was will it work for the R200 rear diffs out of the Z cars. They said if its an R200 then it will. Not difinetive but I agree that its just the carrier so it should work. It would be nice to have someone at ARB say "YEP" to be 1000% sure before someone shells out $1100 or more. Either way I just have to say FINALLY :clap:



Actually they had them on the market about 14 yrs ago, and had no Domestic market for them.
This is pretty cool, and at a pretty good price.
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:36 PM

Actually they had them on the market about 14 yrs ago, and had no Domestic market for them.
This is pretty cool, and at a pretty good price.
cheers



Cool. Glad they are bringing them back.

I put a call into ARB US today and they said they have been getting a bunch of inquiries about fitment into a rear r180. They wont have them in the States til mid March and when they do arrive the tech department is going to check fitment in a rear r180. Ill give them another call in about a month.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:03 PM

Subaru's use R160's except for STi's which use the R180's

Doesn't mean you can't retrofit a R180 to an older subaru.


STI r180 will bolt directly into the rear of an older subaru.

Input flange may need changed out, and figuring out the correct axles to use would be the hard part.

But since r180s have been installed into older subes before, it's definately doable.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:35 AM

STI r180 will bolt directly into the rear of an older subaru.

Input flange may need changed out, and figuring out the correct axles to use would be the hard part.

But since r180s have been installed into older subes before, it's definately doable.


Superdave made up some hybrid axles for this to go in his EA82. STI inner cups with EA82 outers and shafts.




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