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#1 mtnman38

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 07:13 PM

Hey all Its time for another retro question. OK did subaru in any of thier models offer a locker for the rear end if so what model is it? Do they have one with a locker for the front wheels incased in the trans and would the parts go into a 84 ea81 4wd dual range 5 speed with ea82 rear end?

If I am, just dreaming (about stock subaru lockers) what or where might I find a solution for locking the suby Thanks LT

#2 GLCraig

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 08:06 PM

Nope Subaru never made a locker. The closes you'll find is a rear limited slip.

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 08:51 PM

Rear LSD's are available on RX's and very few GL10's. There were never any front LSD or front lockers.

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 03:41 AM

*Bling* ive got a center locking diff on the buggy :D

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 04:04 AM

A friend and I have been working (intermittently) on reverse engineering a lock-rite to fit the R160. I'll be sure to post when (if) we get some results.

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 09:26 AM

You could search long and hard for the rear axle assembly from a 91 turbo legacy with the VLSD rearend. Then you could find a way to stuff it under your rearend.


Hope this helps..

#7 TheSubaruJunkie

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 10:21 AM

Locking center diff and locking front/rear diff are 2 different things. My RX has a locking center diff. My Wagon has no center diff. My Legacy has an open center diff.

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 11:00 AM

i have heard of lsd's being swapped into front diffs, but i dont know what's all involved.

#9 mtnman38

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 07:21 PM

Thanks all for the Intel What are the advatages of having a rx center lock diff?

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 07:53 PM

Subaru never made one but Lincoln makes one for Subaru :lol:

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 11:51 PM

With the RX Center diff open, the power isnt really sent to the front or rear. Its sent to whichever end has the least amount of traction... just like any open diff would. With it locked, it sends power 50/50 front and rear, like a locked diff would.

A 4WD EA82 has no center diff. When you put your car into 4WD, its 50/50 like a locked diff would act.

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Posted 25 December 2004 - 03:19 AM

You could search long and hard for the rear axle assembly from a 91 turbo legacy with the VLSD rearend. Then you could find a way to stuff it under your rearend.


Hope this helps..


That would be a direct bolt in!

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Posted 25 December 2004 - 12:25 PM

You could search long and hard for the rear axle assembly from a 91 turbo legacy with the VLSD rearend. Then you could find a way to stuff it under your rearend.


Hope this helps..



How could I tell if it has this rearend by looking at it ? Do all 91 turbo legacys have this rear end whats the v stand for? variable? Thanks LT

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Posted 25 December 2004 - 01:57 PM

THe V stands for Viscious and any '91 Turbo Legacy should have one. I dont think the Automatics got them, but i could be wrong. The rear end of the diff will be tagged as 3.9 LSD or maybe VLSD.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 03:59 AM

Hey all Its time for another retro question. OK did subaru in any of thier models offer a locker for the rear end if so what model is it? Do they have one with a locker for the front wheels incased in the trans and would the parts go into a 84 ea81 4wd dual range 5 speed with ea82 rear end?

If I am, just dreaming (about stock subaru lockers) what or where might I find a solution for locking the suby Thanks LT


Not any companies, but this will and should help you to understand.
And I will be working with my machinist buddy to create a mini spool for my '82 brat.
once that is programmed, I will post it :)
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http://www.awdwiki.com/en/subaru/

Edited by SKIPPYH2O, 11 December 2011 - 03:59 AM.
forgot link.


#16 monstaru

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 02:56 AM

Not any companies, but this will and should help you to understand.
And I will be working with my machinist buddy to create a mini spool for my '82 brat.
once that is programmed, I will post it :)
Skip out!
http://www.awdwiki.com/en/subaru/


Look at the date on the post .This thread is almost 8 yrs old.;)
No need to make a spool.Just weld it if that is what you want.
cheers

#17 bheinen74

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 08:11 PM

All 1991 Turbo Legacy got the VLSD standard, automatics, 5speeds, every single one it was Standard equipment, ONLY for year 1991.

It was not even optional on the 92-94, could not even be special ordered on 92+

since we have bumper the dead, thread of past, might as well add real facts.




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