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VT HSV GTS Hydratrak lsd diff

Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by boostboost, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. boostboost

    boostboost New Member

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    Hi guys,

    I was wondering how much the VT HSV GTS hydratrak 3.45:1 ratio lsd diffs go for these days new and second hand and how much they would cost to rebuild (if even possible). I'm looking at using this diff along with the suspension components for a project car but would like to get an idea of how much things would cost before I take the plunge and commit.

    Cheers
     
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    Boonz Donating Member

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    you can get them cheap, but they arent the best units... they break and stop functioning properly when given a hiding
     
  3. H1GHROLLR

    H1GHROLLR CHEMICALLY SUPERCHARGED

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    hhmmm stay away from HYDRACRAP
     
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    Too late to stay away. I've already got it. I paid $1500 for the entire front and rear subframe.
    Please don't tell me I got ripped off.
     
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    Boonz Donating Member

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    they are an ok diff for a while but they are expensive to rebuild and they do break when given a hard time... your better off buying a KAAZ 2 way LSD off ebay for $1400.. they are so so sooo good, i have one in my ute and i would recommend it to anyone who wants an LSD...
     
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    H1GHROLLR CHEMICALLY SUPERCHARGED

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    +1 for the kaaz my car made 560 rwhp on nos and the kaaz handled it very well also another great option is the TRU-TRAC i currentlly have one being built , time will tell
     
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    Thanks for the info guys. I should have came on here before I spent my hard earned cash.
    I had a change of mind in my project build and may not required the diff. and everything else on the subframe.
    What's the best price I can expect if I sell these parts off? Would I be able to get my money back?

    Cheers.
     
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    thankyou for the advice now i no where to go... now to save.
    most of the times you cannot really make much when selling parts, you usually lose money (well i do)
     
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    GOTMYN Stab it and Steer...

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    Hmmm,

    I've got the Hydrotrak in my Senator....
    If I load it up before take off, it will turn both tyres, but general driving, they single spin alot!!
    If you want to get rid of it, let me know, sounds like I may need a spare :-(

    I've also heard that the Drive Shafts (AXLES) are different from the standard lsd diff's...
    I may be wrong, but it's just what I heard when enquiring about a replacement....

    So for me, I was told that to replace the Hydrotrak with a rebuilt LSD, I would also be up for axles :-(
     
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    I run a VT hydratak in my VS and the axles bolt up fine the only thing they changed was the diff/tailshaft end from a 4bolt to a 3bolt and rubber donut.
     
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    Grennan Slayer of Stupid Threads

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    Hydratracks are renown for being all round crappy.

    They arent the strongest of the diffs and when they break they cost an arm and a leg to fix.

    See if you can palm it off, someones bound to buy it.
     
  12. Full Spectrum

    Full Spectrum Bro it's a VW your Audi!

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    I knew a few people that complained about bad vibrations with their hydratrac diffs. Some have even heard rumours of the rear window slipping out under such violent vibration.
     
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    Thanks for the replies guys.
    Sounds like I might be letting this diff. go along with the halfshafts and hubs.
    Might put it on ebay unless someone on here wants to but it.

    Bloody hell.
    Cheers
    Steve
     
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    Oh by the way. What can I expect to get back by selling the diff and axles off?
    How depressing.
     
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    Full Spectrum Bro it's a VW your Audi!

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    Just viewed a couple of LSD's on ebay for $500 plus.
     
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    If you couldn't get close to what you spent there is something wrong, lets
    just hope that the people you try to sell the stuff to aren't regulars of this
    forum! XD

    Keep your chin up bro, if you can afford $1500 in the first place then you aren't
    doin too shabby. God luck with your project, however it turns out :D
     
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    Ok, So, instead of starting up another thread i'll add to this one.

    HSV GTS HYDRATRAK LSD came with the car.

    Previous owner DID say that there was a bit of wear on the donut thats in the diff.

    I got a spare rubber donut (brand new) for my with the car, if i get that put in will it reduce 'diff whine' ? and/or should i just throw it in now ?

    From reading this thread it seems that its, hmmm, shal we say, it's not the best bit of kit that could have been added to the car ? hehehe

    So when my LSD finally claps out what do you guys recommend I replace it with ?


    Cheers
     
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    Why did they bring out the hydratrack? I thought the idea was that it uses vicous means to turn the wheel it would not wear out and be better as its standard in the GTS?
     

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