Jump to content


Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
- - - - -

Got a problem here.... different axels - diffs & LSD


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 AlpineRaven

AlpineRaven

    USMB is life!

  • Members
  • 187 posts
  • Australia

Posted 15 November 2005 - 04:17 AM

Hey Guys,
Since I have an LSD Diff from an RX and I want to put it in my Legacy instead having open diff, anyway I am pretty sure someone here can help me to answer this...

Look at this picture below -

Posted Image

The problem I have is, I have male - male axels and the diff is female instert into the diff, and the LSD Diff has male shafts (opposite to the one I have on my Legacy) and I can't use the drive shafts because of different connections.

Theory: If i got the rear hub from early legacy that has male splines/shafts on it ready for female drive shafts then the diff is no problem to be installed? Or is it possible to change the inside diff for male drive shafts on the LSD?
Cheers
AP

#2 Legacy777

Legacy777

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 12,633 posts
  • Houston, Tx

Posted 15 November 2005 - 10:29 AM

On the VLSD diffs, the stubs I don't think can be changed.

I guess I'm confused as to why you don't just use the appropriate axles which match the diff. The splines and everything on the hub should be identical as long as the rear end is the same, ie r160 to 160, etc.

#3 All_talk

All_talk

    1000+ Super USER!

  • Members
  • 1,093 posts
  • Thorp (Ellensburg)

Posted 15 November 2005 - 10:50 AM

I think the only issue with using the Ea82T axles is that they are to short because the Legacy has a wider wheel track. If you dont wanna split the diff to exchange the outputs I think you can just use the Ea82T DOJ on the end of the Legacy axle. You could probably just use the DOJ cups but I'd keep all the CV parts together.

Gary

#4 Legacy777

Legacy777

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 12,633 posts
  • Houston, Tx

Posted 15 November 2005 - 12:34 PM

Just curious, what year legacy is your legacy? Which axles are to your legacy, and which ones are for the RX?

#5 Free Range

Free Range

    Chicken or the egg, hmm?

  • Members
  • 215 posts
  • Missoula, MT

Posted 15 November 2005 - 05:33 PM

Leg 777 is thinking right... use old gen legacy axles 89-94' they are the same as your axles on the outer side, but the inner side mates to the stub axles out of the rx diff, watch out though, the drivers side rear axle is 3/16" shorter than the passenger. swap the internals into a old gen legacy rear diff with the appropriate ring gear and shimms. good to go!

#6 Legacy777

Legacy777

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 12,633 posts
  • Houston, Tx

Posted 15 November 2005 - 07:22 PM

Are you talking about the legacy axles or RX axles being different lengths?

The legacy axles are the same length, that I know for sure. The axle stubs in the legacy (and probably RX) VLSD however are not the same length.

#7 edrach

edrach

    RIP 6/28/14

  • Members
  • 12,326 posts
  • Bothell, WA

Posted 15 November 2005 - 08:23 PM

You might try www.cvaxles.com and see if they can make custom axles for you. Pricey, but just a thought.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users