Thread: Lsd swap?
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:52 PM   #19
wanganstyle
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Originally Posted by Driver08 View Post
too true. I have managed to do a lot of my own work up to now on cars and bikes and I enjoy it. The dif would be a differnt ball of wax which is fine but it would carry a big penalty if I got it wrong. That said, if it proves the the most cost effective option then that is probably where i'll end up- and for the better ultimately.
Is there any machining that needs to be done to install the wavetrac or quaife? I some machining experience but it's pretty limited.
Yes, Milling of the case is required to install many of the Aftermarket LSD options. I believe Quaife makes a LSD center unit for 3.07 and lower, everyone else makes for 3,15 and higher only.

I made one E30 LSD diff with billet spacer for 2.93; milling was required:




This is OS Giken for e46 6 cylinder and /Z4 (3.46). Note milling required to fit the LSD capsule center:

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