installing a non Datsun limited slip rear end

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70MTRoadster
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Re: installing a non Datsun limited slip rear end

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I thought I would weigh in after posing the original question. I asked because I have always enjoyed the R 160 lsd's in my Datsun 510's. I have auto crossed and pretty much beat the heck out of my R160 lsd in my vg30e powered 72 510 with about 160 hp. with no ill effects and it is nice to have it there when you need it. I was looking for a more available, perhaps cheaper lsd for the roadster that would only ever see the power of the SU/U20. Amen on the money issue. I think Alvin posted he has 100,000 on his Rx7 rear end/engine swap, etc. and comparing the narrowing, shorter axles re-splined, etc., etc. may be a mute issue between the rx7 and ford 8.8. Just daydreaming and looking for new ways to spend money and work on the roadster!!
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Re: installing a non Datsun limited slip rear end

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70MTRoadster wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:17 am I was looking for a more available, perhaps cheaper lsd for the roadster that would only ever see the power of the SU/U20.
I think that should have been your original question :D

Is there a cheaper alternative to the OEM roadster LSD? Is there a cheaper alternative to the Mazda RX-7 setup (not bolt-in)? Is there a cheaper alternative than the Ford setup (not bolt-in)?

I have not seen one yet, that works well and/or is bolt-in.
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Re: installing a non Datsun limited slip rear end

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funkaholik wrote: Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:27 pm "For a vintage car I'm sure any of our purchases can be justified."

Ain't that the truth!
Want and Need are the driving force, just saying
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