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Unread 14th June 2013, 06:38 AM
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Looks like some great mods that get you places without any grief so you can Luv The Nacha ;-)
Thanks, gotta luv the nacha
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Nice work NachaLuva

We both have the exact same car but start modifying it in different directions, we'll catch up soon though !
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Unread 19th June 2013, 06:56 AM
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Hey NachaLuva!

Looks like your Foz has grown since I last saw it. Looking great. I'm looking at a body lift myself, but I'd be interested in having a chat about the mods you did to the trailing arms and the exhaust slider. My Foz is in much better condition than you last saw it but is in need of some beefing up!
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Unread 19th June 2013, 08:02 AM
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Looks like your Foz has grown since I last saw it. Looking great.
It has grown a lil lol

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I'm looking at a body lift myself, but I'd be interested in having a chat about the mods you did to the trailing arms and the exhaust slider. My Foz is in much better condition than you last saw it but is in need of some beefing up!
Be happy to talk to you bout it, PM me
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Next on the list was the woeful open rear diff

I found a JDM WRX STi V2 2-way plated diff centre & brought it to Rick (who did Venom’s & El Freddo’s gearboxes) & got him to check it out & assemble it. He said the plates were like new!





Assembled:


Then I had to source some matching axles for it. The LSD centre uses different stubs than the open centre, so I brought the whole diff to Brian at SubaBits who identified ’97 WRX axles as the correct ones & even test fitted them for me. They fit!

SF Foz axle stubs:


WRX LSD axle stubs:

NOTE: the short spline has a circlip, the double spline has the circlip inside the diff.

He regreased the inner CVs & put on new boots & gave me a nice deal.
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Unread 20th September 2013, 12:46 AM
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Then came time to install it. Not looking forward to this as I’d heard horror stories of how difficult it was to remove the 32mm castellated nuts & even worse removing the axles from the hubs. Thanks to a 5’ pipe extension, the nuts came off easily. By using a hammer on a block of wood against the axle stubs, they came out easily too...relief!

Putting the pLSD diff in with the breather hose was a little more difficult as the plug kept coming out, but we got it done. Then the axles went in nice & easy & everything was bolted back together.



The breather tube was routed through the top then along the diff carrier & over the fuel filler pipe, through a very handy hole in the chassis rail, up behind the plastic guard in the wheel arch & through an also very handy grommet in the top of the Strut tower. A small fuel filter will be added here to hopefully prevent diff fumes from entering the cabin.

Breather hose coming out of the top of the diff carrier:


Through the chassis rail next to the fuel filler breather hose:


Up through the top of the strut tower:


Into the cabin, high away from any possible water no matter how deep I go!


Filter to keep out the fumes:
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Great write up Matt.
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Unread 20th September 2013, 04:13 AM
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Nice. Good pictures too - great to get a good understanding of exactly what you did.
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Unread 20th September 2013, 05:52 AM
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Very nice & well done NachaLuva

Great write up too mate

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how does she drive mate? i just got my auto locker in the rear today and its great
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