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Old 04-11-2003, 19:01   #1 (permalink)
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changing diff gears

Hi guys, just wanna know...
I have a series 2 el 1998, i'd like to change the standard diff gears to 3:45 lsd.

How much work is involved and what kind of cost.
It sounds like a wortwhile mod but im not too educated on the subject.
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If ya wanna change to an LSD and don't have it already, you'll have to buy an LSD diff.
The centres are NOT compatible with non-LSD centres!!!

Worth the change though.
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if your going to so much trouble of changing gears, go for something lower...like a 3.7 or 3.9!!!!

expect to pay $600 for 345 gears and around 200 extra for LSD ...alternatively you could try wreckers for a diff out of an xr6 or sumpin...rare as hens teeth though...
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If ya wanna change to an LSD and don't have it already, you'll have to buy an LSD diff.
The centres are NOT compatible with non-LSD centres!!
The "centre" (hemisphere) is the LSD. Housings are the same. If you want a ratio change, just get new bearings and gearset fitted. If you want LSD, get an LSD hemisphere fitted while it is apart. Dead easy. Get a speedo gear to suit while you are at it.
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