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post #61 of 209 Old 07-11-2011, 08:53 PM
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Okay so it's the gears that are crap, but the diffs are good...Hmmmm learned something today I guess. I am still running all factory stuff, but I haven't seen the need to upgrade it though.

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Thats the concensus I came to. I just upgraded since I was under there changing some other stuff. Was it worth it? Idk maybe. Just another part on a list, lol.

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I don't think the diffs on the car are that "bad" until you get crazy stupid with power. But, if the MFactory diff is more than a "open" diff that the OEM is. Then its a upgrade possibly worth it to most people. STIs have a helical front diff...so, it can't be that bad to have more than a open front diff. Just as long as its not a crazy LSD in the front that would make your turning radius poor because it would be locking too much to allow you to turn sharply.

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Funny you should ask... I actually called IAG earlier today and found out the gears are still in transit. I keep being told it takes a long time for them to make it through customs, but they're expected to arrive some time next week. I'm still seriously debating whether or not it's worth it to upgrade the front diff - I can't seem to justify spending the extra money since I plan to keep the car on the street for the forseeable future, but you just never know

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Believe it or not, even with a street driven car it can/will benefit from switching out the stock open front diff. But thats my opinion. I noticed a difference with mine almost the moment I started driving the car.

Oh and btw Albins was just in Modified or something, talking about different gear types. And of course they were in the mag. A shop Civic in WA runs them on their outlaw class car making 1100HP. So its VERY worth the wait John.

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1100 HP annnnnd .......... 300wtq


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Funny you should ask... I actually called IAG earlier today and found out the gears are still in transit. I keep being told it takes a long time for them to make it through customs, but they're expected to arrive some time next week. I'm still seriously debating whether or not it's worth it to upgrade the front diff - I can't seem to justify spending the extra money since I plan to keep the car on the street for the forseeable future, but you just never know
I could see it being held up at customs. My stuff will be at the machine shop next week. So, we are still at a race to see whose car will get put back together first.


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Believe it or not, even with a street driven car it can/will benefit from switching out the stock open front diff. But thats my opinion. I noticed a difference with mine almost the moment I started driving the car.

Oh and btw Albins was just in Modified or something, talking about different gear types. And of course they were in the mag. A shop Civic in WA runs them on their outlaw class car making 1100HP. So its VERY worth the wait John.
I don't have the experience that Josh does. But, I'd see it being useable on the street. Especially in the winter or bad weather.

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Hey Im not the biggest Honda fan, but the car runs around an 8.8 in the 1/4 mile consistently, so take it for what its worth.

But John if you dont see or feel the need to change out the diff, then dont do it, you will survive without it, but there can be a difference felt.

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I'd say do it since their/you're in there... Can it be added later with no tranny modification?

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You would have to drop the entire bell housing and drain it. But, I'm sure it could be done later.

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Ahh... F. You guys aren't helping.

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If it helps I've talked to a few shops and they have told me the diff's rarely fail...

The only reason to do it is to get the upgrade over the open front diff. It may be a tad bit stronger but honestly 1,500ish for a diff is a lot to swallow.














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LOL @ that is what she said. True, if John is trying to work within a budget it. It may not be in the cards to spend that kind of money at this point. Its up to budget and do you want to do ever? If ever and you can squeeze it in the budget. You might as well do it now. Do it later if its not in the budget or don't do it at all. Its all up to John and if he thinks he needs/wants it.

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