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#1073906 - 05/14/22 04:41 AM Re: Rearend Planning! [Re: 88ssBrent]  
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Typed up a couple remarks here and. POOF, it was gone.
So now the condensed version.
The Torsen for your car is the best choice, and I didn't realize they fit up to 2000, and at 75 bucks is the best deal, steal of the year so far.
Lube, they run a straight gear oil, no modifiers. Check for what is recommended.

I've had great luck at Tom's for rear parts.
https://tomsdifferentials.com/

Think about using a solid instead of a crush spacer at the pinion.

All in all an easy install, no pinion depth to deal with when reusing the "old" 3.73 R&P.

Reweld the factory plug welds at the centersection, they can seep oil. Clean the flux from plug welds left over from their welding.

LPW is good, with the carrier cap bolts. I used ARP cover bolts but they were cheap, and cool back then

Remove the rear from the car and put it on a set of sawhorses. Cranking down on the pinion nut is the only thing that requires more hands when the rear is not in the car. You can make a pinion yoke holder wrench from a long piece of angle iron. A friend has an old Kent-Moore pinion flange tool i borrow.
Bob

#1073911 - 05/15/22 01:14 AM Re: Rearend Planning! [Re: 88ssBrent]  
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I think the torsen zexel gear driven was 98/99-02 if I remeber correctly. Up till then it was an auburn clutch driven in the 4th gens, I could be wrong though. $75 and not even 10 minutes from my house, had been setting in his garage for years.

#1073914 - 05/15/22 07:42 PM Re: Rearend Planning! [Re: 88ssBrent]  
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Originally Posted by 88ssBrent
I think the torsen zexel gear driven was 98/99-02 if I remeber correctly. Up till then it was an auburn clutch driven in the 4th gens, I could be wrong though. $75 and not even 10 minutes from my house, had been setting in his garage for years.


You'll like the Torsen, I used one in my old 7.5 with upgraded axles and a proform cover, it held up to light street driving/autox use. I'd be careful slamming gears in it, but if you dont beat it, it should live.


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