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#1 coloradosubarules

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Posted 16 September 2004 - 02:35 PM

91 Legacy AWD Auto....whats in the diff? Open? LSD? Posi? Spool?Somebody...anybody?

#2 svxpert

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Posted 16 September 2004 - 03:28 PM

91 Legacy AWD Auto....whats in the diff? Open? LSD? Posi? Spool?Somebody...anybody?


rear diff
if you have a Turbo Legacy its a LSD
if you have a N/A Legacy you have a open diff.

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Posted 16 September 2004 - 05:37 PM

90 & 91 LS or LSI also had non-slip rear differential. I owned a 90 LS, neighbor at the time had a 91 LSI (leather interior).

L and L+ as they were sold at the time were open differentials.

#4 coloradosubarules

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Posted 16 September 2004 - 05:41 PM

Looks like I have some axle swapping to do. Thanks for the info.

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Posted 17 September 2004 - 08:28 AM

all first gen legacies had an open rear diff.

The 91 turbo legacy was the only year that had a LSD in the rear.

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Posted 17 September 2004 - 09:10 AM

90 & 91 LS or LSI also had non-slip rear differential. I owned a 90 LS, neighbor at the time had a 91 LSI (leather interior).

L and L+ as they were sold at the time were open differentials.


Are you sure about this?
My 91 LS 5spd does not have a LSD. :-\

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Posted 17 September 2004 - 11:16 AM

I don't know if he meant by non-slip meaning lsd or not.

But I can tell you for sure that out of all the first gen legacies, 1990-1994, including turbo models, the 1991 turbo was the only one to get a LSD rear diff.

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Posted 17 September 2004 - 11:33 AM

My 90 Legacy LS did have LSD. It also had Pneumatic suspension and an 'optional' dealer installed driver side ONLY airbag.
My neighbor had a 91 LSI also with the same automatic and air suspension. Both did list the rear differential as NON-SLIP. If this was the same as later referred as LSD, so be it. But I was able to spin both rear tires and 1 front together in deep snow. Also had 4 channel antilock brakes (bosch if I remember correctly).

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Posted 17 September 2004 - 12:37 PM

The LSD was an option, so it could turn up on any Legacy, but as far as “standard equipment”, I believe Josh is correct, ’91 turbo only.

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Posted 17 September 2004 - 08:42 PM

How would I know if the donor car has the LSD? VIN?

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 04:13 PM

Look on the diff. It will have a sticker with the final drive ratio and if it's a LSD

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 04:18 PM

90 & 91 LS or LSI also had non-slip rear differential. I owned a 90 LS, neighbor at the time had a 91 LSI (leather interior).

L and L+ as they were sold at the time were open differentials.


my 91 LS was open in the rear

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 04:34 PM

I believe only the 91 Legacy Turbo 5 speed AWD had the VLSD. If you have an auto, it is probably an open diff, I don't Subaru ever put a LSD in an automatic.

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 07:21 PM

This now brings me to my next question.... are they all geared the same? I know my jeep was available with about a dozen different gearing options. Was my Subaru?

I like to take my DD Off-raod now and then and I am really not big into getting stuck so that LSD would be nice. We have alot of sand down here so I would like to take my waggy in the dunes and play with all the over priced 4bys and their HUGE tires. I just like to see the look on their faces when a legacy flys past them with little to no effort.

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 08:10 PM

91 turbo is the only year to have a LSD as an option, 4eat, or 5mt doesnt matter. It was an option, and while almost all do have them it was still an option. No other years came with them. period Only 91!

To reiteriate unless it's a 1991 subaru legacy sport sedan (which yours isn't going by your sig) dont count on it having a LSD in the rear. Even if the car is a 1991 subaru legacy sport sedan dont count on it having a LSD it was an option. Only an option. Wasn't standard. I'm sure someone else will ask again, so just to say it again.

1991 Subaru Legacy Sport Sedan (Turbo) only year with Rear LSD as an OPTION


Also From what I've seen only the auto xt6's had LSDs Can't say for sure if it was an option or not,but I haven't seen one on a manual. Also all SVX's came with LSDs and as we all know they're all autos. 00-01 RS's came with LSD auto or manual. All WRX's have them aswell auto or manual. Some Legacy GT's and Outbacks also.


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Posted 18 September 2004 - 08:46 PM

I get the point..it was an option. Unless it was a 91 turbo. Now where can I get one?

Now that the master has explained that it is only an option...find me one. I don't care where it is, I will have it shipped. Just the diff. Not the shafts, not the rims and tires...just the DIFF!!! I NEED LSD!!!! (that doesn't sound too good)

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 08:52 PM

Good luck finding one, and when you do better make sure your wallet can handle it. Expect to pay in the $300 range.

Also, if I find one.. the last thing Im doing is shipping it off... it'd go in my Legacy :))

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 08:56 PM

Where is the love? If I found one and you really needed it like I did then I would sell it to you. But then again I have a trail rated jeep 4X4 that would run circles around my Subaru all day, everyday. Just what I need...to be spending more money on my toy. I will sell it to you if I find one.

ARE YOU HAPPY. You took my fun away. LOL

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 11:00 PM

rear diff
if you have a Turbo Legacy its a LSD
if you have a N/A Legacy you have a open diff.


This sound stupid, but what is N/A anyway? Non-turbo Auto?

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 12:30 AM

N/A = Naturally Aspirated = Not turbo

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 04:37 AM

I dont want your LSD, i can find my own. They always turn up in the junkyards here. Ive seen a couple 91 Turbo's, but all have been missing rearends. Im sure one day I'll stumble upon one.

Also, Im sure the standard LSD would work from a EA82 RX, just need to change the gearing to match your Legacy Tranny.

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 08:35 AM

I hope nobody got affended, I was just kidding. I still want an LSD though. There are not too many older roos in FL so I figure I would have to get one from someone up north.

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 09:13 PM

Thawa is correct....period...end of story.

Unless it has this sticker, it's not LSD!
http://www.main.expe...ts/DCP_3010.JPG

As for the ratio, it came in 3.90 only.

You can find one from the imprezas in 4.111. The svx had 3.545 ratio....so it's really not worth while unless you swap in a wrx tranny with the 1.1:1 stepper ratio.

You can still find them around, however they are a little rare. You just need to do some hunting. The old gen 80's subarus have them as well in some models. So you may want to look there as well.

I'm closing this thread. The question has been answered several times now. If you have another question, or want to see if anyone has a LSD for sale, please start a new thread.




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