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208ss
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rear axle difference

Post by 208ss » Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:42 pm

is there a difference between the rear axles on a turbo legacy vs non turbo legacy?
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Re: rear axle difference

Post by rallyak » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:51 pm

91 turbo has different axles because of the locking diff. I believe all others are the same from 89-94.
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Re: rear axle difference

Post by mike-tracy » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:52 pm

On a 1st gen, if there is any difference (which I don't know the answer to), they are completely interchangeable. I've always grabbed junkyard NA 1st gen axles.

Rallyak: The 91-only VLSD has different axle stubs (they are un-equal length) from any other 1st gen, but the same axles bolt to it.
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Re: rear axle difference

Post by rallyak » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:59 pm

I knew 91 was special in the VLSD I though it was the axles, didn’t think about the stubs.
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92' Onyx Metallic (430,xxx) Wife's DD
68' Barracuda formula S 340 4spd coupe (ongoing project)
66' Mustang 2+2 4spd wife's (ongoing project)

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Re: rear axle difference

Post by mike-tracy » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:03 pm

If you ever find a 1991 vlsd without axle stubs, it is completely open and those stubs are unobtanium at this point.

Theory: The JDM unequal length rear axles may work in a 1991 VLSD that is missing stubs. But those would be very difficult to find here as well. And you might as well run a JDM plated LSD diff by that point.
1992 Legacy SS 5mt, build in progress
Josh Colombo wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2002 10:23 am
Wait....I'm confused now.

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Re: rear axle difference

Post by 208ss » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:22 pm

so your saying that on my 91 ss with vlsd the na axles will bolt on just fine?
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Re: rear axle difference

Post by mike-tracy » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:53 pm

Any 1st gen rear axles will work. As long as your 1991 SS VLSD diff still has it's original stubs.
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Josh Colombo wrote:
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Wait....I'm confused now.

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