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 Post subject: Help can you put a sedan diff into a wagon
Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:39 pm 
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both diff's are EA sedan is a fairmont lsd which i want to put into my EA wagon what is needed do i i change the centers and axles over as one is leaf and one is coil also how do you find out what raio your diff is ? cheers all

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help can you put a sedan diff into a wagon
Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:39 pm 
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Changing diff centres IS NOT a DIY job. There are specialist tools and skills needed to do this correctly. Those that have had a go usually find they have a lovely diff whine after a few months and have now ruined the crownwheel and pinion.

Talk to your local diff specialist about how much it will cost to swap the centres.


There should be a tag on the diff centre back plate that has the diff ratio stamped on it.

Another option is to cut all the coil spring brackets off the sedan diff, and weld on the leaf spring platforms and brackets.

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 Post subject: Re: Help can you put a sedan diff into a wagon
Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:26 pm 
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For the price and availability of ford rear axles and diffs just get a new one from the wreckers. If its noisy just get another one.
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 Post subject: Re: Help can you put a sedan diff into a wagon
Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:41 pm 
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nalane wrote:
For the price and availability of ford rear axles and diffs just get a new one from the wreckers. If its noisy just get another one.


LSD in wagon fittment is not that common.. I know coz I cant find one for mine..

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help can you put a sedan diff into a wagon
Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:55 pm 
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So get one out of a ute. It's not hard to convert over the hand brake to EF-on if you have to. For EA-ED wagons, a XH ute diff should go straight in, and most are 3.23 and LSD. :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help can you put a sedan diff into a wagon
Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:59 pm 
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So get one out of a ute. It's not hard to convert over the hand brake to EF-on if you have to. For EA-ED wagons, a XH ute diff should go straight in, and most are 3.23 and LSD. :D


oh yeah, forgot to mention my wagon also has ABS... :oops:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help can you put a sedan diff into a wagon
Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:42 pm 
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You just made a hard job even harder. I'm out of ideas except change the centre.
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 Post subject: Re: Help can you put a sedan diff into a wagon
Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:15 pm 
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only cars that would have an LSD with ABS is an ED XR6 or EBII Ghia wagon. very limited..

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help can you put a sedan diff into a wagon
Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:27 pm 
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sexyr6 wrote:
only cars that would have an LSD with ABS is an ED XR6 or EBII Ghia wagon. very limited..


You don't need to find an ABS equipped diff.

You can swap your backing plates and axles into the donor LSD housing and TADA!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Help can you put a sedan diff into a wagon
Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:48 pm 
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Forgot. Didn't you do the same thing in reverse.
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