Have broken gears in my second stock Borg-Warner diff. I am running a mild 351 in a XD van that was a 4.1. I am using the stock diffs for the ratio 3.23:1, and because they are cheap!
I have just fitted another 25 spline, LSD this time.
Question is, do I hang on to the old axles in case I break one?
Have people broken these axles or do the gears go first as in my case?
Thanks in advance
PS A nine inch is not an option for this van$$$, and the 4 pinion diff is 2.92:1 and can not be changed as I understand it.
1st diff did side gears, loud clunks going around corners, but it had travelled nearly 400,000kms!
2nd diff from a wreaker had too much lash, I broke teeth off the pinion and crown wheel. Very loud howling all the time.
I have experienced axle breakage when I dabbled on the dark side (Holden), just wondering if I should hang on to my spare axles, are 25 spline Boug/W known for breaking?
Shouldn't need to. I'd only keep them if for example a wheel bearing gets noisey and you can't be stuffed getting a new bearing pressed on. So you'd just throw one of your other axles that has a good bearing in.
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