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Finally had the diff in the EF xr8 repaired. I'd gathered several quotes and settled on Gear exchange at Smithfield. $897.50 got me all new bearings and gear-set. I had the ratio changed from the original 3.23 to a 3.45.

I must say that I was highly impressed with the outcome. The car is running very tight and has lost the sloppy feel of the diff upon takeoff as well as fixing the whining gear noise.

At 100kph the car is sitting on 2000rpm. This is an increase of roughly 500rpm. The acceleration has definately improved in terms of better response off the mark through first and second gears and as stated above the car is running very tight. Definately worth the money!

 
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-06-02, 06:07 AM
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I know this was on another thread but I'll ask anyway.
How will my speedo reading be affected?

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-06-02, 06:17 AM
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tailshaft will spin faster to go the same speed as previous so it will read fast...
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Thanks Jase,

I guess if I just follow my speedo then I will always be a tad under that in reality!
 
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yeah pretty much. You should just be able to change the gear on the pick up to fix it...
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Jase_ELXR8,

Do you know if your tailshaft is steel or aluminium. I ask because I broke an aluminium one on my ef but am not sure if that was standard issue. I actually replaced it with a steel one from the wreckers. Bit worried if tailshaft is spinning faster then I definately want the correct one on!!

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It aint spinning that much faster!!! Mine is the standard aluminium type they put on the XR's.
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