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Old 05-02-2005, 03:29   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know why the T5 in the XR6 has a tapered roller bearing at the rear of the input shaft instead of the staandard thrust bearing, spacer, and rollers?
I figure if it's possible and it makes the box stronger i may as well swap the bits for the bearing seeing as my engine's now producing more than the XR6.

Also my panelvan has a 3.27 non LSD diff, does anyone know what other models have the same ratio and spline count?
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Does anyone know why the T5 in the XR6 has a tapered roller bearing at the rear of the input shaft instead of the staandard thrust bearing, spacer, and rollers?
I figure if it's possible and it makes the box stronger i may as well swap the bits for the bearing seeing as my engine's now producing more than the XR6.

Also my panelvan has a 3.27 non LSD diff, does anyone know what other models have the same ratio and spline count?
The ED wagons came out with 3.27 conventional diffs.
As for making the box stronger, unless you are turboing the car it will handle the power, the clutch is what needs replacing when the power is increased, as it will start to slip.
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Does anyone know why the T5 in the XR6 has a tapered roller bearing at the rear of the input shaft instead of the staandard thrust bearing, spacer, and rollers? ....Also my panelvan has a 3.27 non LSD diff, does anyone know what other models have the same ratio and spline count?
LSD hemi from any model EB to AU will fit. Tapered roller input support is an upgrade across the range that occurred about 92/93. Does improve a properly built box, not available from factory with the weaker 22 tooth input shaft.
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Re: ED XR6 T5 & LSD

Thanks to both of you for your help.

So would i be right in assuming that i get any EB-AU LSD hemi, take the crown wheel of my conventional diff and bolt it straight on to the LSD?
If so, anyone out there (preferably W.A.) with a suitable LSD hemi for a descent price has just found themselves a buyer.

Also, ED I6, what is a good option for the clutch upgrade you mentioned i may need in the future?
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I went for a ceramic coated clutch, as it grips almost as well as a brass button clutch but is far more drivable around the street, even then it may be overkill just depends on the application and power.
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