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Old 01-24-2006, 00:51   #1 (permalink)
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Xe 9inch diff trouble, please help

Hi guys ive just had a 9 inch diff made up for my xe (witch has been an absolute nightmare from the start) and when ive gone to put the watts linkage on it is about 2 inches further back at the diff pivot point than at the chassis bracket points,,has anyone come across this before,,am i missing something ,,or is it normal to just twist the brackets so it lines up??

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Old 01-24-2006, 01:06   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Xe 9inch diff trouble, please help

Surely the points would be in exactly the same place as the borg warner mount points were?
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Noo the centre pivot on the diff housing in the centre of the diff, (back of the diff centre area) is further back because of the larger crownwheel i guess.

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Ah I see you problem. If you just spin the diff around, I'm sure you'll cause pinion angle issues.

[edit] Can't hurt to try it and see if there is any negative effects though.
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thanks brenden, yer ill see if anyone has had this problem or have the same setup,,there must be a few people with 9 inch diffs in xe,s

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PM TTNOS I think his XE has a 9" or maybe even Pracy?
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Its sorted thanks brenden,,i cut the bracket off were the pivot point seats and welded it closer to the diff housing,,(it didnt need to be mounted so far back) and it looks alot closer to factory now
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good to hear. Lucky your handy with a welder.
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Re: Xe 9inch diff trouble, please help

I had a similar problem, the watts link runs on an angle. Works OK but prob not good for the bushings.
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