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Old 06-24-2004, 03:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have my 3:15 LSD coming in this week and was wondering how hard it is to replace or what is involved in replacing it? thanks for any info...
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Its actually pretty easy... You need the car to be above your head for starters... then once you unbolt the rear end... which isnt hard... the thing should come with directions.. I think its 4 or 6 bolts... then you disconnect your differential from I think the pinion seal.... Not exactly sure... NO one hold me acountable for this info... I'm just trying to give a general idea here... I think the disconnect is like 6 or 8 bolts... then take her out and put the other one back in...
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so just some bolt action huh... I've heard it was easy to do but wasn't sure... I don't have to do any reprogramming or anything like that though? or is it just a straight bolt replacement...
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Like I said... depending on what brand diff your getting... it should and better come with directions. Obviously the diff is made for your car.. it should fit... if you have problems... I'd talk to whom ever you bought it from.. but yes it is just a bolt on replacement part. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

When I put mine in... it wasnt hard.. but I did that over a year ago.. A good thing to do while you do it.. is replace your rear differential mounts... as they wear over time.. and its always good to upgrade to something better... I put alluminum ones on mine.. just to tighten it up a little... but then again.. I also put a 3.46:1 diff with a 40% lock on it... helps out like you wouldnt believe in a tight corner... but a better mount will help a new diff.
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Good ideas.. thanks for the info...
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No problem.. good luck with it...
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mmmm an LSD. How much did it cost you and where did you get it? I am dieing to get an LSD for my car.
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