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Old 11-30-2004, 03:39   #1 (permalink)
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LSD in Brisbane

Anyone recommend a place in Brisbane to get a 3.9 LSD fitted on my AU2?

Do brands matter? (are they even brands?)
How will this effect my car? Acceleration/Handling/Braking?
Will my speedo need to be recalibrated?

I want to get it done because I got the dreaded clunky diff and it really shits me off :(

Currently the only mod on her is exhaust.
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find a 9" i have centers.
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Old 12-01-2004, 13:07   #4 (permalink)
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Try harts transmissions at brendale. I have heard some good reports from there.
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Mal Wood Automotive!!!

I had my diff rebuilt there, and Rollin got 3.9's and a diff rebuild there a month ago...

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Old 12-01-2004, 22:52   #6 (permalink)
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Mal Wood Automotive!!!

I had my diff rebuilt there, and Rollin got 3.9's and a diff rebuild there a month ago...

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I've got 3.9's in my xr8 and Grunter had 3.7s in his xr8 both of us had them Done At Mal Wood Automotive in Warwick (Along with most of the QLD XR Club members Who use Mal Wood Exclusivley for Driveline work) .
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I agree... They know there stuff!!! If you want it done right the first time then we have told you were to go!!!
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I dont know what your talking about OED666
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Old 12-02-2004, 00:12   #9 (permalink)
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Re: LSD in Brisbane

Thanks guys, I'll checkout Mal.

I'm still very curious about how it will effect me in the end. Becuase the engine is basically stock except for K&N, and exhaust+extractors.

From a stock AU2 forte with the annoying clunky diff, to a 3.9 LSD, what will it change? I'm assuming the clunk will go, buth how will it effect acceleration/braking/speedo or handling?

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Handling with improve as you will be able to put more power down whilst exiting corners due to the better traction a LSD offers.

Mal will correct your Speedo with a gear that suits so that isnt an issue.

Acceleration will improve a bit, BUT I have experienced huge torque limiting from the ecu since doing 3.9's in a Au2 xr8 auto. I dont believe the I6 is limited as hard as the 8 though after in depth discussions. So the gain will be there for sure but an EDIT will be advisable in the not to distant future to get the most out of it. (Should be available just after christmas at this stage i believe)

If yours is an auto your speed limiter will be lower than before (not really an isssue unless its for track use J3 chiptorque or Edit will fix this)
Also your shift points Eg where the auto changes up, may differ a little bit but should still be drivable. Once again an edit or a chiptorque j3 program can fix this.

Bear in mind your rpm at 100kph will increase and I would say that 3.9's in a i6 would put you at a guess around 3000rpm. (ask OED666) Meaning more fuel usage. But anything around 2300 should be ok ask Mal about this.


Clunk will be compltely gone provided its the diff as Mal and Ben will completely rebuild it. Make sure the noise you are hearing isn't your tail shaft.

Speaking of tailshaft I'm not sure what they are like in the sedans but the utes need a 2 peice one as the factory 1 peice item is a nasty bit of gear

I hope thats helped you out a bit and please feel free to correct me on anything I didnt get quite right


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