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Old 30 May 2019, 01:30 PM
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Default Centre Diff - New or used? Where can I get one?

I'm convinced that my centre diff is dead due to the knocking noise when warm. Is it worth finding a used one if possible or is that asking for more trouble in the short term?

I've seen a new one online for ~500 is that a good price or can you recommend a better (read cheaper) supplier

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I'm convinced that my centre diff is dead due to the knocking noise when warm. Is it worth finding a used one if possible or is that asking for more trouble in the short term?

I've seen a new one online for ~500 is that a good price or can you recommend a better (read cheaper) supplier

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Dccd or non dccd? I'm sure ICP sell new non dccd diffs around the 500 range so I would go with that. If it's a dccd diff I have never seen a new one for sale...........
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Dccd or non dccd? I'm sure ICP sell new non dccd diffs around the 500 range so I would go with that. If it's a dccd diff I have never seen a new one for sale...........
Thanks for the quick response. Its a WRX so non dccd. I think it may have been ICP that I had seen advertised - is there any way to be certain it is the centre diff? 500 is a big chunk of change if I'm wrong but worth spending once if it is the problem.
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Thanks for the quick response. Its a WRX so non dccd. I think it may have been ICP that I had seen advertised - is there any way to be certain it is the centre diff? 500 is a big chunk of change if I'm wrong but worth spending once if it is the problem.
ah so its a 5 speed then, just bung a second hand box in there mate with matching rear diff
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ah so its a 5 speed then, just bung a second hand box in there mate with matching rear diff
Thanks - You recommend doing the full 5spd gear box then, or just the rear part where the diff is housed plus either a matching rear diff or matching what I already have?

I'm quite happy with a tool or two but not done much with transmission before.
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Thanks - You recommend doing the full 5spd gear box then, or just the rear part where the diff is housed plus either a matching rear diff or matching what I already have?

I'm quite happy with a tool or two but not done much with transmission before.
when my 5 speed broke i bought a complete used box from matty b on here with matching rear diff for around 350 then sold my old box/diff for 75 so it was a nice cheap solution.
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when my 5 speed broke i bought a complete used box from matty b on here with matching rear diff for around 350 then sold my old box/diff for 75 so it was a nice cheap solution.
Matty B was the first person I could think of for a replacement diff but he didn't have one, I'll give him a shout to see about a used box/diff.

Thanks for your help, much appreciated.
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Matty B was the first person I could think of for a replacement diff but he didn't have one, I'll give him a shout to see about a used box/diff.

Thanks for your help, much appreciated.
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simply get the correct ratio gearbox and there is no need to mess with rear diff...............
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