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AWD and LSD or spools - discuss !

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Re: AWD and LSD or spools - discuss !
August 07, 2014 08:18AM
Speaking of rebuilds. The legacy came with Cusco 1.5 way front and rear, I love it, but curious what kind of maintaince is expected with these?

I saw that deal on the 20kg diff as well, awfully tempting as I only have the stock diff right now. But doesn't seem to be a hinderence, so will just probably save that money for LSPR instead.
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Re: AWD and LSD or spools - discuss !
August 07, 2014 10:05AM
I have a nearly new Cusco clutch pack out of Dave Hintzs Impreza , the carrier was broken at a side bearing if anyone needs parts btw...at least I think it is Cusco..Mr.Clark, paging Mr.Clark.
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Re: AWD and LSD or spools - discuss !
August 07, 2014 11:12AM
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I have a nearly new Cusco clutch pack out of Dave Hintzs Impreza , the carrier was broken at a side bearing if anyone needs parts btw...at least I think it is Cusco..Mr.Clark, paging Mr.Clark.

Rotsa ruck with getting parts from them, round eye.

I've heard now 2-3 several horror stories from all those guys who got fooled and ordered suspension.....they all have said same answer "we don't sell "spare parts" other than (obscenely overpriced) clutch plates"
On was broken, just the bearing register was a bit wallered and the bearing did't PRESS on anymore, it slid right on and the guy knew that was not right..

For that one I betcha it could be repaired if it was in the hands of somebody who has repaired diffs before--and remachined things, but again , I'm sure you've done that before.



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Re: AWD and LSD or spools - discuss !
August 07, 2014 11:53AM
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I have a nearly new Cusco clutch pack out of Dave Hintzs Impreza , the carrier was broken at a side bearing if anyone needs parts btw...at least I think it is Cusco..Mr.Clark, paging Mr.Clark.

Those things are a dime a dozen now... everyone's moving to lockers... thumbs up



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Re: AWD and LSD or spools - discuss !
August 07, 2014 12:45PM
In case it wasn't clear as intent..I have a nearly new clutch pack from I believe a a Cusco for an Impreza if anyone wants it. The case was broken, I had it repaired but never got around to picking it up and the shop is long out of business. So just the center clutch pack...intact sitting on a shelf , free to good home.

Hey JV, shouldn't you be downstairs manufacturing suspension rather than fabricating excuses or stories? grinning smiley
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Re: AWD and LSD or spools - discuss !
August 07, 2014 04:10PM
ooh ooh i'll take it smiling smiley

seeing how i have 3 clutch R160s though someone else with out a rear diff should really get first dibs. I'm just hording at this point (well trying to swap parts i have for parts i need/want but ...)

do you think the clutch pack from that would work with the subaru lsd housing ?

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Re: AWD and LSD or spools - discuss !
August 07, 2014 04:18PM
Also the great advice of skipping a few mods to do more rallies , is super great advice. I've actually been following that a lot. I've only really been doing upgrades every other year and very minor ones. I'm just a bit tired of racing on such a stock car in an open class so i want to go a bit upgrade crazy while i'm on the sidelines

Since blowing up my I've spent about $1200 on the new build . and if i stay to my crew chiefs plan i need to spend about $1200 more + some sorta ECU tuning solution .

Might drop about $600 on my drive train as well, (though i could recover $300-$400 if i sold a few parts off i don't need)


I could have very easily just bought a used 2.5 from the pick and pull for what $180? though I'd have to spend probably $600 or more to get it taken apart, inspected, and new rings, assuming nothing was wrong. . so instead of spending $800, i'll be spending $2,000 . i do have some motor parts i could sell to recover some of those costs though. 2005 RS heads, and Delta cams 1500 grind . oh and 99 RS heads + intake . and i've got an 01 RS intake to sell.
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Re: AWD and LSD or spools - discuss !
August 07, 2014 05:44PM
Alex,
It is for a Cusco front LSD for a Sube. I doubt it fits anything else, Dave Clark could chime in. It could be a Kaaz unit also, I can't remember now.
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Re: AWD and LSD or spools - discuss !
August 08, 2014 11:45AM
well that i don't have, as i broke my torsen (slid into a boulder at Rally idaho) and it acts super weird now . my car drives straight under coast, WOT was making the car turn R4 , and hard braking was causing it to want to take a L4 ..

I'm not really to be left alone with a car and a bunch of wrenches, but my crew chief makes a nascar pit crew look slow. so if its any way possible to make it work-able he can do it .

want to PM me your paypal so i can send you some shipping money? smiling smiley also any rough guess on weight so i can use the usp estimator thingy ?


Sweeet!
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Re: AWD and LSD or spools - discuss !
August 08, 2014 07:55PM
It's yours kid. I'll weigh the thing and send you a pm sir.
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Re: AWD and LSD or spools - discuss !
August 09, 2014 10:22PM
John, I dont need a history lesson on the WRC from the 90's. Remember, I was there and even worked for a works team at one point. And Delecour was THE specialist for that surface and that event, and it was before active diffs were around so equal playing field. And 94 Tommi in Finland, is that a slow and twisty? If it was so great like you keep nutting about, why didnt it win any championships? Even poor Carlos couldnt do much any more with it in 96/97. Great privateer car, my favorite (had a cossie me self) but in comparison to the Celica, Impreza and Lancer, it was very underdeveloped.

Now back to your regular programming. Trying to deal and get spares or any support for those Jap LSDs is more annoying than a shit stain on a pillow case. I ended up having to go to a friend's shop and use his lathe to make some shims for mine. Its the only option though so... oh well!
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Re: AWD and LSD or spools - discuss !
August 09, 2014 11:42PM
You know... how come the damn things are so pricey to find for production crap, aside from "what the market will bear" reasons? It's not like they're damn rocket surgery or anything, it's just a bunch of steel plates and ramps and shit. Seems like more than Kaaz and Cusco should be making 'em. I know they used to be OEM in some Japanese stuff at least (have a half dozen RX-7 ones kicking around) but on others it's shelling out 1500 bucks or something? WTF?

...can you tell I'm trying to find proper diffs for my street WRX?
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Re: AWD and LSD or spools - discuss !
August 10, 2014 10:06AM
Have you priced how much new production car diffs cost? They're freakin' expensive too. They are only cheap if you get them used. I bet if KAAZ made 150,000 diffs per year, 20 year old diffs would be cheap...

I'm not much of a Subaruologist anymore. Is the front diff at all related to the Hitachi rear diffs so you could make something from a Nissan rear-driver work?



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Re: AWD and LSD or spools - discuss !
August 11, 2014 11:11AM
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John, I dont need a history lesson on the WRC from the 90's. Remember, I was there and even worked for a works team at one point.
Maybe not, but clearly you need a JVL Revisionist History lesson. (Which can be tough because the revisions are malleable depending on need.)



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Re: AWD and LSD or spools - discuss !
August 11, 2014 11:26AM
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You know... how come the damn things are so pricey to find for production crap, aside from "what the market will bear" reasons? It's not like they're damn rocket surgery or anything, it's just a bunch of steel plates and ramps and shit. Seems like more than Kaaz and Cusco should be making 'em. I know they used to be OEM in some Japanese stuff at least (have a half dozen RX-7 ones kicking around) but on others it's shelling out 1500 bucks or something? WTF?

...can you tell I'm trying to find proper diffs for my street WRX?

I don't think the price is unreasonable for the performance advantage you gain.

However, diffs are the last thing I'd look at for a street car. Especially in an awd car.
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