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#1 brianpologti

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 12:44 PM

Basically my selector arm has dropped inside gearbox 6 speed , so its gearbox off job , was thinking since the box is being split might treat myself to a limited slip diff , just wondering if anyone has one fitted to there golf , what's the best for the money etc , at the moment I am running around 270,

On a side note anyone brought theses or would I be wasting money
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Just want to future-proof the box ,


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 07:23 PM

Uprated selector forks are a great idea.  The darkside ones are a copy of the USD part from the states but should work fine.  Regarding diff's I personally don't run one due to cash flow and spending cash on other power mods ;) I'm only at 250hp .  Tim Snr used to have a peloquin one if his 225hp Gora and that was very well behaved.  I've driven a Quaife one in a 220ish Fabia and it was a little unruly.  The other one that is quite interesting is the Wavetrac unit, though DSD have just released a plate diff that could also be worth a sniff.  Whatever option you go for I'd recommend getting the ESP coded out or it will fight with the diff.

 

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 08:20 AM

Think I won't bother with diff , are the uprated forks any cheaper from states , they just look like weld versions? So I could just get mine welded up or bolts fitted instead of pins ,

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 07:54 PM

Oem forks are brass fingers riveted to steel rods. So the only option is to bolt and weld them. The only risk then is the brass finger snaps and falls into the box.
I haven't checked the prices in the US recently as I'm currently looking at cams.

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 02:25 PM

It ended up being the brass finger that snapped , so it had new diff bolts and lock bolts too , ended up not doing lsd, as too much

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 05:27 PM

02J with a Wavetrac LSD for sale if anybody is interested- Unfortunately I haven't got enough forum replies to post on "Items for sale"

 

Can remove and replace the original 5th gear and lower the price somewhat. Please Pm for more info or questions.

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 07:23 AM

An old thread so will likely be locked.

 

Will that gearbox actually sell at that price?  I'm not trying to be rude (although it always comes across that way) but I trashed 8/9? 02Js and if they weren't free or 50 quid I wasn't buying them.  Stripped teeth off third and that was with a baby turbo.  They hate abuse.  Is this one stronger inside?


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Posted 21 May 2020 - 10:03 AM

Been running it on a GTB2260 with approx 270bhp and 450-500nm torque and never had any issues. A common weakness it that the rivets give way, punching a hole on the way out potentially leaving you spinning out of control yes... I'm sure it comes down to driving style as well, you can break anything if you try hard enough.

 

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