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Easiest way to get an LSD

Sebastien

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Hey guys

I've got a VY series II V6 -getting tired of a single spinner..

Whats the easiest way to get an LSD. can i replace a part within the standard diff or do i need to replace the entire diff - or more??
 

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entire diff with a 2nd hand one would be prob cheapest way, it'll cost more if you goto a diff shop.
 

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Whats involved with a minispool?

Is there much labour $ to get someone to swap diffs over?



alternatively is it hard to do ureself and whats tools and used?
 

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You'll have to ask someone who has one but basically they are fitted to an open diff and they make both wheels spin at the same speed constantly.
 

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They make quite a racket when turning corners, good for straight line take off though!
 

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here we go again. the minispool Vs LSD debate. do a search. a used LSD will possibly be stuffed and require a rebuild thats $$$. depending on what you want to do with it will dictate what will be the better option. if it's a daily, like mine and there is a chance the missus will drive it. get the LSD. ifyou only drive it, love doing burnouts, especially dounuts then the minispool will be better. minispools aren't difficult to drive once you know how.
 

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all you need to do is find the complete diff. Jack and stand your car, unbolt your axles and tail shaft, drop your rear diff mounts then undo the 4 bolts holding the diff onto the craddle, with jack underneath the diff of course.

then reversal with your new diff unit.

thats the simple way, no worrying about oils and shims tight enough or too tight. buy it, then take it to a diff joint to get them to rebuild worst comes to worst before you install it. of piss it off and buy another one. thats the easiest way! :p
 

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Minispool sounds like a welded diff, i assume the attraction is its stronger?

I'll probably stick to looking for an LSD. Im not going to be doing nuts but i do give the car alot of stick

Cheers for the replies - Anyone know some good places to keep an eye open for a diff in Perth? I'm stalking through Ebay but not much there atm
 

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Dont go the mini spool unless u own a tyre shop lol u will rip a good set of tyres by just driving normaly i was in the same position as u a couple months ago i bought a lsd centre off of ebay with 3.45 gears for 400 buks all reco and put it in myself if u have acces to a shed with a pit or even better a hoist and if ur not a clutz with cars u can do it ur self its really easy.
 
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