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Rear diff up front questions


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#1 newsoobdude

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 10:31 PM

Alright. I've tried the forum searches and everything and cannot find any info. I've heard that you can swap the rear diff on the EA series cars to the front. What does this entail:confused: ??? I'd sure like to have a front LSD w/o spending bookoo bucks on it so maybe I'll just put another rear diff in the front. I'm going to be lifting my EA81 wagon atleast 4 inches to start with so............
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

#2 carfreak85

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 10:39 PM

You can't actually. The rear diff uses eight bolts to attach the ring gear to the diff, while the front uses 12.

#3 Numbchux

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 12:15 AM

the only way to use a rear diff in the front, is to put at least 6" of custom lift into the car, and put a divorced (usually nissan, but suzuki would work too) transfer case behind your stock transmission. then mount a rear diff under the transmission/engine.


BUT, if you swap to a 5-speed transmission, any aftermarket front LSD for a newer 5-speed (i.e. WRX) would work just fine. you'd probably also have to swap the inner joints on your axles, since the spline count would be different...but it could be done.

#4 Uberoo

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 01:23 PM

he said with out spending "bookoo bucks".Ie he is short on the cash flow...

#5 newsoobdude

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 02:41 PM

BUT, if you swap to a 5-speed transmission, any aftermarket front LSD for a newer 5-speed (i.e. WRX) would work just fine. you'd probably also have to swap the inner joints on your axles, since the spline count would be different...but it could be done.

Does this include the d/r 5 speeds?

#6 Phizinza

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 06:42 PM

Does this include the d/r 5 speeds?

Yes.

#7 Numbchux

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 01:39 AM

he said with out spending "bookoo bucks".Ie he is short on the cash flow...


I know, it's cheaper to going divorced tcase. and certainly easier!




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