Well the ring gear that would be bolted to the diff would determine the ratio, and yes the trans has to be pulled and it's gonna be pricey, but my trans almost has to be pulled out to do the motor swap anyway, so it's gonna get done with the motor.Are you sure this will fit the XT's? Would our 4.44 gearing be retained? Do you think the trans would have to be pulled and taken apart to install this? This is looking like a $2,000 mod after labor.
i'll let you be the guinea pig! :biggrin:
This doesn't replace any gears. You keep your pinion and bolt the ring gear to the LSD. The LSD replaces the spider gears in an open diff.Beware of mismatching gears, I have heard that it can cause problems to just swap one gear and leave the other however I don't know as that's true personally, good luck with it.
I called the company and spoke to them about the diff, apparently a lot of 15 were shipped to the states. 1 guy bought a diff, the rest have been sitting collecting dust for the past 5 to 6 years. I don't know who realised they would work in a subaru, but the guy said the ratio will be whatever ring gear is bolted to it, so of course my ring gear is 4.44 so there shouldn't be any problems.Beware of mismatching gears, I have heard that it can cause problems to just swap one gear and leave the other however I don't know as that's true personally, good luck with it.
Exactly, like the same ratio that the ravspec lips were. Retail was 400. Closeout was 150!If they have been collecting dust for 5-6 years, they should cut the $1100 price tag and have a group buy...
Somebody buy me one!! I'm tired of crappy launches!:icon_razz:
Sorry about that, I misunderstood and thought there was gear swapping involved.This doesn't replace any gears. You keep your pinion and bolt the ring gear to the LSD. The LSD replaces the spider gears in an open diff.
I might be in for one as well, the open front is one of the MAJOR downfalls of the 4eat (especially with the MPT).
The torsen style is exactly what I had hoped for in the front end, should have come with one from the factory!
As flatiron said, with a wheel off the ground a torsen style is basically useless. However in low traction situations it would help. A clutch type LSD would be better, but a phantomgrip style autolocker would be the best of the available options for offroading since there are no air or e lockers for the subaru diffs.My question is would this behave any differently than my worthless rear LSD when off road (when one tire is off the ground, and the other isn't)???
Actually, like a plate type it depends on the preload, a low preload clutch type is useless with one wheel in the air as well, however where the preload on a clutch can be set at sily levels if you want, the ATB cannot be proloaded by much, typical max torque transfer unloaded is around 60Nm, or around 1/8th of the wheels 25% share of torque coming out the trans in first gear.As flatiron said, with a wheel off the ground a torsen style is basically useless.