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2015/06/17 20:05:48 (permalink)
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Current thinking on diff options for an escort?

Whats the current thinking on best diff options for an escort.
 
Clutch plate english LSD up to how much power?
Then
Hilux clutch plate if using with more power? Are these getting hard to get now?
Fiera impossible to get now right?
 
Any other good options?
 
Not wanting ATB or cone type diffs and want to keep weight down.
 
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    Re: Current thinking on diff options for an escort? 2015/06/17 20:12:58 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby ed 2015/06/17 21:34:00
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    3J or trans x plate diffs. With mk1 axles prob good for up to 180hp. More with billet axles. Big power use shortened R31 skyline diff or rn25hilux which are getting expensive due to scarcity
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    Re: Current thinking on diff options for an escort? 2015/06/17 21:39:47 (permalink)
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    Thanks.
     
    Is the R31 diff a Borg Warner with Cones in it or does it have a plate LSD instead?
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    Re: Current thinking on diff options for an escort? 2015/06/17 22:35:58 (permalink)
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    r31 is a cone type, but can be shimmed to be pretty damn tight

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    Re: Current thinking on diff options for an escort? 2015/06/17 22:49:42 (permalink)
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    ed... want to keep weight down.



     
    Not sure a Hilux is for you then!
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    Re: Current thinking on diff options for an escort? 2015/06/17 23:33:20 (permalink)
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    Ford B/W diff True trac LSD 4.1 BA hubs 28 spline axles 

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    Re: Current thinking on diff options for an escort? 2015/06/18 07:34:31 (permalink)
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    Not sure a Hilux is for you then!


    Agree with mk1 here, but if your not overly worried about a few kilo`s then hi-lux is the go for strength, hi-ace diffsa are the same but 10mm wider
     
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    Re: Current thinking on diff options for an escort? 2015/06/18 08:02:06 (permalink)
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    What about FORD COURIER/Mazda ute? There are a couple of LSD options, loads of them in auto wrecking yards these days
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    Re: Current thinking on diff options for an escort? 2015/06/18 09:33:24 (permalink)
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    The thing to remember about these commercials are the diff ratios-high 4's and 5's. Great for acceleration for track cars etc but hard on engine revs for street cars. I run 4.1LSD and certainly wouldn't go higher.
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    Re: Current thinking on diff options for an escort? 2015/06/18 10:34:44 (permalink)
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    Yeah I should have been more specific about the diff weight. So if the english diff can take up to 180hp, whats the lightest option above that? I'm sure any upgrade will weigh more than the english axle.
    Example, I don't want a Ford 9inch, i've seen them in escorts too, no joke. The tubbed wheels nearly touched the diff carrier.
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    Re: Current thinking on diff options for an escort? 2015/06/18 10:44:15 (permalink)
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    Has anyone used the FORD Coureier/ Mazda diff before? Whats the weight of it and what power can it take?
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    Re: Current thinking on diff options for an escort? 2015/06/18 10:47:45 (permalink)
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    The 99 To 06 2wd G6 diff are 3.72 mostly non LSD though but there are LSD ones out there I  think the vans had LSD's
     
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    Re: Current thinking on diff options for an escort? 2015/06/19 00:35:19 (permalink)
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    "keep weight down"
     
    All the mods to my MK2, Zetec, 5 Speed , Diff, 4 wheel disc brakes, 15' rims etc car weights 1000 kg exact.
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    Re: Current thinking on diff options for an escort? 2022/09/28 21:10:09 (permalink)
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    Hi Nukem,
     
    Im really interested in the BA falcon diff option you have presented. Could you please provide me with information about it or where i can get this done. I know its an old thread but i am hoping you will receive this message.
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    Re: Current thinking on diff options for an escort? 2022/10/06 19:52:25 (permalink)
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    Rodney. I did an EL Falcon BW into the Capri. Shortening it was the main outlay.
     
    The good thing with the 2wd Hilux diffs is they are width correct and Ford 5 x 114.3 PCD on the flanges. Look around the LN86 range, mid/late 90's. LSD centres are available from various other Toyota's.
    They are also not that heavy. Not that I've weighed them but it would have to be pretty close to the BW.
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