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Old 26th April 2018, 04:11 AM
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Gday guys,

So I'm kind of going grey here waiting for an R160 locker to materialise but I figured in the meantime a reasonable upgrade may be to get the 3.7 ratio rear end out of an 06-07 WRX and put in my '89 L wagon. I know there are other rare LSD's from the Vortex etc but you can pretty much go out and buy a vLSD from a WRX if you want one.

Anybody done this and can comment on what's required? I assume some custom drive shafts, and possibly also the tail shaft altered for either length or mounting plate? Mounting bolt locations I assume are the same?

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Old 26th April 2018, 05:39 AM
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A lot of effort I would imagine for a diff which while better than an open diff is some way from being the best solution. If you’re going to do what you are suggesting you might want a proper locker instead.
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Old 26th April 2018, 06:00 AM
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What's the story with the R160, is it just too small and therefore too fiddly?
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Old 26th April 2018, 06:40 AM
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Too small. Locker centres are bigger than normal centres and won’t fit.
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Old 26th April 2018, 07:32 PM
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If you’re going to do what you are suggesting you might want a proper locker instead.
Yeah i DO want a proper locker!! But I'm sick of waiting, it's been years now with various groups trying to get this happening but I figure in the meantime I can at least put a viscous diff in the rear.
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Old 26th April 2018, 11:08 PM
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Get any r160 LSD either plated or viscous and swap the centre into your existing diff. People have been doing this for many years without dramas. Google is your friend.
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Old 27th April 2018, 04:05 AM
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I got sick of waiting for others and went ahead with an e-locker myself for the rear of my sg. Definitely works a treat
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Yeah, Rally just did it !
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Old 27th April 2018, 11:42 AM
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Even swapping diff centres you'll need to come up with a solution to the diff stub axles.

Unless the vlsd comes with the male stub axles, you'll need a custom shaft.

The r160 will bolt in no worries. If you go r180 like Rally, I believe you'll need a solution for the larger pinion shaft flange for your tail shaft to bolt to the diff.

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Old 27th April 2018, 01:10 PM
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I don’t think this will be a problem. With my wrx, when I did the conversion I just swapped over flanges. This wasn’t necessary with the Forester conversion.
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