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!!!!!!!amen!!!!!!

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Great link. Not that I'm gonna do it, but very informative. Thanks, Jeff.

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Thanks Jeff. Never hurts to have such common resources linked closer to home. And by home of course I mean RATSUN!

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maximum HP 200 then they get mad :) haha at least mine did. Its not broke all the way but its loose as shit. It kinda clunks when I let off the gas or shift gears, at first I though it was a U joint, nope the diff :(

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It kinda clunks when I let off the gas or shift gears, at first I though it was a U joint, nope ...

 

for me it was a R wheel bearing. interesting...the old one was dirty, but quiet

 

gave me an excuse to swap in the NEW LSD diff :D

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thank god i only have a ka24de instead of an SR or else my diff would be like yours jeff :P

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for me it was a R wheel bearing. interesting...the old one was dirty, but quiet

 

gave me an excuse to swap in the NEW LSD diff :D

 

i get that same lil noice....lol...its sort of clunk flaping noice...theres a posibility it could be the diff?i spotted a subi 3.90but thats not a lsd what if i weld it...will that be good?

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might i add from what im seeing if your putting this into a 610 its completely plug and play so to speek the splined shaft that goes into the diff on a 610 is the yoke on the halfshaft

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im looking for a ratsun-priced-option for using an r160 + CV axles in my 71' 510.

 

so far the easiest option ive found is Todd Walrich's (wolfcreekracing.com) bolt-in kits for the 510. are there other, cheaper, ways to use subaru CV axles? interested in ditching the stock half shafts.

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look at philcas (think that is his user name, philcas87 maybe) build thread, iirc he used the CV adapters someone either here to at the510realm makes, and used VW bus axles.

 

Here is the info: http://forum.ratsun.net/showthread.php?t=14627

 

 

they are vw bus type 2, with mattndew adapters. the write up for these is in the how-to. shh i cant afford WCR!!

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on the510realm.com there is a post about how to use front wheel VW cv joints, etc ~500 bucks.

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How can you tell if the rear is a VLSD?

 

Anyone have any pics of a VLSD with the cover plate removed to show what the internals look like?

 

I have a newer Subi R160 Rear that I think is a VLSD but I am not sure. I do know the ratio is 4.11:1

 

According to the info Kurt provided, it could be from an Impreza or a WRX.

 

I got it with a car I bought. I would like to know for sure. It has been sitting in my garage for a few years.

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The vlsd looks like an open diff but the ends of the carrier at the bearings is bigger, atleast the vlsd that i have, just do a Google image search and youll find alot of pics

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both links are broken..

Im in the process of fixing all the editing, formatting, and possibly adding pictures to "spice up" the original article... but here is what was linked to originally. It wont be going anywhere like the previous pages

 

 

http://www.garagebluebird.com/articles/subaru-lsds-into-510s/

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Im in the process of fixing all the editing, formatting, and possibly adding pictures to "spice up" the original article... but here is what was linked to originally. It wont be going anywhere like the previous pages

 

 

http://www.garagebluebird.com/articles/subaru-lsds-into-510s/

 

I noticed this info is about 10 years old now, and doesnt cover the Subaru R160 VLSDs that came in WRX and Outbacks and others from '99 and up.

 

Any subaru legacy outback with cold weather package from 99 to 03 will have VLSD R160, and any Outback from 01-03 will have the VLSD as STANDARD equipment. Look for the heated windshield wipers and heated seats to know if the car has cold weather package. These cars are now over 10 years old and very easy to find. I found three R160 VLSD equipped outbacks in the Ecology just this weekend.

 

They are available in 4.11 for the manual transmission outbacks and a nice zippy 4.44 in the automatics.

 

In '99 Subaru changed their VLSD design to no longer require the longer extra set of splines on one axle to engage it.

This means all you have to do is have some c-clip gooves machined into the end of your factory Datsun axle stubs and they will clip right into any '99 and up Subaru R160 VLSD and will engage the VLSD and work just fine! The machining cost only 60-100$

This makes the total cost for a 4.11 VLSD under 200$!!

Thats a real ratsun price for an LSD!

some pics of the machinging: http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3881

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awesome. This seems like a VERY good option for a cheapskate with machine access such as myself.

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