Diff swap: STI R160 LSD 4.44 Suretrac

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Re: Diff swap: STI R160 LSD 4.44 Suretrac

Postby Fred_L-P » 18 Mar 2018 20:42

funwithmonkeys wrote:I have them both at home. They are the same except for the dust shield.


Thanks. I'll remove the dust shield and machine the axles to make them work.
I'll figure out the dust shield issue after.

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Re: Diff swap: STI R160 LSD 4.44 Suretrac

Postby cambo » 18 Mar 2018 23:00

I've removed the dust shields on my R160 stub axles so they would fit into my R180. That was over 20 years ago and I've never had a problem with the seals leaking from being exposed.

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Re: Diff swap: STI R160 LSD 4.44 Suretrac

Postby linnmath » 01 Apr 2018 08:05

Fred, I'm very curious on how you make out as I picked up the exact same R160 for mine but haven't got that far in my build.

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Re: Diff swap: STI R160 LSD 4.44 Suretrac

Postby icehouse » 01 Apr 2018 14:34

Way back in the day a local guy said he was able to open up a subi R160 LSD and add the bolt retainers. It's been years and I can't remember which diff it was. Maybe that one? I've pulled the threaded, splined cap out before and put them in later K R180's.
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Re: Diff swap: STI R160 LSD 4.44 Suretrac

Postby Fred_L-P » 01 Apr 2018 18:09

linnmath wrote:Fred, I'm very curious on how you make out as I picked up the exact same R160 for mine but haven't got that far in my build.


As soon as I get it done I'll update the thread with the result.

In the mean time, I checked the hardness of the shafts and it's too hard to be machined. The groove needs to be done with a tool post grinder, which we don't have at work. I have to find a small machine shop to do it.

icehouse wrote:Way back in the day a local guy said he was able to open up a subi R160 LSD and add the bolt retainers. It's been years and I can't remember which diff it was. Maybe that one? I've pulled the threaded, splined cap out before and put them in later K R180's.


That never crossed my mind, maybe a plan B? We'll see.

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Re: Diff swap: STI R160 LSD 4.44 Suretrac

Postby datsuntech » 01 Apr 2018 18:42

Fred_L-P wrote:In the mean time, I checked the hardness of the shafts and it's too hard to be machined. The groove needs to be done with a tool post grinder, which we don't have at work. I have to find a small machine shop to do it.


Precision dremeling?
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