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Old 21st July 2017, 06:26 AM
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Not the first rear diff locker in a Subaru, but the first of this type. There have been around 10 (or more) Detroit lockers plus a Brumby with a 4wd locker diff modified to fit
Ah, ok, didn't know that !

Any links to see how it was built ?
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Old 1st August 2017, 08:51 AM
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I spent Saturday taking the rear end out of the car. All the R160 bits have been replaced with R180 bits, plus twin piston rear callipers. Due to being sick last year, I had to take things slowly and pace myself, and I was utterly exhausted at days end. Today, a mate of mine installed the Hi-Tech exhaust system, which is the same as what I have on the Impreza from the cat back. The Impreza runs a different dump pipe to the Forester. So that is stages 1 and 2.

Stage 3 will be to install the new gearbox, which is currently being built. Stage 4 will be to see if we can install the locker.
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Ah, ok, didn't know that !

Any links to see how it was built ?
Detroit lockers are a pretty crude way of going about it. You can also unintentionally unlock them. As peter Brock discovered at the start of Bathurst once in the late 70's when it unlocked and he got swamped off the line with what effectively was a single spinner.
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An update about how the project is going. Not much has really happened in the last week. I picked up some STI R180 rear axles to replace the WRX R180 rear axles. The STI ones are stronger and are a better fit. The twin piston rear callipers have now been overhauled, and along with the new discs have been installed. The brakes have only been partly bled because we ran out of time. Next weekend the car goes in to have the new gearbox installed. Only once the gearbox is installed will work be able to start on the actual diff locker project
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Have you had any problems with your actual gearbox ? Or are you just wanting to play Lego's ?!

Will be very interested about the r180 rear diff locker, take some pics !
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Old 12th August 2017, 03:03 PM
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Sloppy gear change with dccd was the main issue, along with wanting to strengthen it up to cope with towing and the turbo engine. Also took the opportunity to improve the gearing.
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You have an auto version of the DCCD controller ? And that made your gear change sloppy ?
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Controller has nothing to do with it. It's a mechanical issue of some sort
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On Saturday after a lot of bleeding we finally got the brakes to work. It has never taken me so long to bleed brakes and I don't know why. The ABS light is on. We think mucking around with the wrong axle damaged the sensor. I have a spare so I will fit that after the gearbox goes in. The exhaust is hitting the tow bar, so we need to fix that and stop it moving around so much. The axles that are in there now are only in there temporarily, as one belongs to someone else and the other is not as strong. The old plated rear diff and gearbox are now going to be sold, so if you want a better off road car check out the for sale section of this forum.
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