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Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 7:24 pm 
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Last week i took my ute to work and back.
On the way home i did a burnout, and around 2km after that, i heard a pretty bad clunk.
Then when i pulled up at home, i turned into the driveway and it went 'snap'
It sounded pretty bad.
Then i pulled it out of the shed today and took it around the block.......well it just sounded like a bowl of coco-pops everytime i'd turn a corner.

I'm wondering if it's worth rebuilding the diff, and changing the centre to a better ratio (also convert to disc brakes).
or should i get a new/reco one?

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 11:17 pm 
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what you got it in and what is it

sounds like its a good time to change ratios ,
a rebuild is only bearings and a seal normally - except 4 yours if its like dog food ( so chunky you can carve it)

i did 6 borg warners in my manual and then went 9 inch and now i only destroy lsd clutches - detroit next
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Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 11:25 pm 
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has a 351 and a C4 behind it - took 1600km to wreck it :D
it's an 8 3/4 2.92:1 ratio.
I'm thinking a 9in with discs (mine's drum) and a centre of around 3.5.
i don't do much highway driving in it so even 3.7 should be ok.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 11:51 pm 
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the 9 inch takes a bit more grunt to turn , but as i said your pretty safe with it - except with the lsd clutches
if you can afford the rubber and like gettin it side ways mini spools are good apart from some shudder occasionally
i got 3.6 and wont go higher than that - 3.89 or 4.11 next
disc brakes are good but handbrakes need checked / adjusted often - well mine does

decisions decisions
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Posted: Sun May 01, 2005 8:09 pm 
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are mini-spools legal, last i heard they weren't.
i might still get one though.

 

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Posted: Sun May 01, 2005 10:48 pm 
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ABSOLUTELY AND TOTALLY ILLEGAL IN nsw
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Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 4:49 pm 
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