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R180 into GC: How much PITA?

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Re: R180 into GC: How much PITA?
July 19, 2016 10:57AM
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I think you're missing one critical aspect...

I really don't see why you edited your post from the "front diff is sitting on a bench" part? Ok, so you are rwd.

In that case, see Dave's response. All the doriftor boiz that are running rwd Subarus are snapping R160 style axles, not diffs. If you are going to do it, you might as well do it all while you are in there. Or, if this is the first R160 you've broken, slap another one in there for $50 and see how long it lasts.
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Re: R180 into GC: How much PITA?
July 19, 2016 02:52PM
Eww.. RWD Impreza. Just buy a Miata and be done with it.



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Re: R180 into GC: How much PITA?
July 19, 2016 06:55PM
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Just buy a Miata and be done with it.

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Re: R180 into GC: How much PITA?
July 20, 2016 12:23PM
If it was my car, it'd be getting the engine shifted back and the subframe shifted forward as much as practical, and the whole rear would get yanked out in favor of a solid axle, maybe a Ford 7.5" for cheapness/lightness...

I do tend to overthink things though.

Neat trivia - the R160 is almost the same size as a 1.6 Miata's rearend, which also would grenade rapidly behind a largish engine. Hell they would grenade behind 1.6s...



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Re: R180 into GC: How much PITA?
July 21, 2016 08:22AM
I haven't had both apart to compare, but I'd be willing to bet that all of the suckers are made by Hitachi - I don't know but would not be surprised if the long-pinion Mazda 7" is functionally identical to the R180. Unfortunately none of the spline counts work out quite right to just use an RX-7 centersection with Subaru axles.
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Re: R180 into GC: How much PITA?
July 21, 2016 12:59PM
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I haven't had both apart to compare, but I'd be willing to bet that all of the suckers are made by Hitachi - I don't know but would not be surprised if the long-pinion Mazda 7" is functionally identical to the R180. Unfortunately none of the spline counts work out quite right to just use an RX-7 centersection with Subaru axles.

Yeah probably.. But the seem to change junk like ring gear bolt circle stuff like 12 x 10mm on this circle vs 10 x M11 on that circle and and then sudden SURPRISE!!! 1 spline different like the notorious running change in the Misterbitchy Eclipsed and Gaylant transfer diffs..
I can see Japanese Engineeah "soooo sorry, round eye"



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Re: R180 into GC: How much PITA?
July 21, 2016 04:59PM
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I haven't had both apart to compare, but I'd be willing to bet that all of the suckers are made by Hitachi - I don't know but would not be surprised if the long-pinion Mazda 7" is functionally identical to the R180. Unfortunately none of the spline counts work out quite right to just use an RX-7 centersection with Subaru axles.

Mazda was from a different zaibatsu from Nissan/Subaru/Hitachi... Nissan/Subaru have a lot of Hitachi parts for this reason, while Mazda has Mitsubishi logo on a lot of hard parts/electronics.



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