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    hey all
    after a bit of stuffing around and searching i think i have come across that i have an E series diff in my possesion (not an F series like first thought)

    im chasing peoples thoughts and experiences on these diffs concerning thier ability to handle power/abuse etc.

    the diff is to go behind a basic s14 SR20 in a ke70 and will be used for drifting. im not running huge or super wide tyres. im just a lil worried it might not hold up for very long but wanted to know if anyone else has any experience with using one.

    any help would be greatly appreciated
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    PS: i know u cant get any lsds for them

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    it will be fine
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    My experience with E series diffs is not that great...
    I own a MX22 Mk2 Corona (2 door Hardtop) that has a E series diff........
    I originally bought the car off a granny...... Within 8 months, the diff was very clunky, only powered by the old 2M motor (2.3L 6cyl), and I wasn't treating it badly either.....
    But in saying that, it was made in 1974......

    Considering there are no LSDs, I wouldn't waste my time (and No, I dont weld diffs. Welded diffs handle like shit)

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxhag View Post
    Welded diffs handle like shit
    True - but if you are just drifting at a track, the $$ saved is substantial for something your can drive around

    having said that i definitely FAR prefer LSD and would avoid going back to locker at all costs haha
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    haha yeah i deffs hate lockers, after going lsd in the 86 ive never looked back but this diff came in the car so if i dont have to scrap it i wont. but if its gonna blow in 2 track days ill be on the look out for summin else

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    Sounds like your issue is one of using worn out old parts that arent acquitting themselves well.

    I personally feel parts of this era were made well and are generally very good to use if found in good condition.

    I guess it depends a lot more on how the car was treated over the last 40 years than it does on what series of diff it is.

    I was lucky enough to get an f series from an mx13 that had everything in very good order, I even re-used the 3.9 gears from the original diff. I think if you put some maintenance into it, you would be fine. Realistically if its track only then you could have a diff shop fit a spool quite cheaply and fix up any slop in the centre while your at it.






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    Um, I dont quite know how to say this after my last statement,
    But, (hahaha)

    I just picked up a complete E series, welded centre, and in leaf form, for pretty much nothing....

    Came out of a KE30, and I've measured the leaf mount spacing and its the same as a AE71/KE70...... Since it's a 7.1" diff, the centre should be strong enough, but they have pretty small axles for their size. They only have 25mm axles (Like a kouki T series)...... I

    I am going to put this into my panelvan, and see how it goes, for a uber cheap diff solution.

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    Just to clarify I got this diff already converted to ke70 in the car I got the sr20 conversion out of. The diffs been given a reasonable hammering for the last few years behind the sr and seems to be holding well. I was more just curious of what sort of power/driving they can withstand before breaking things. Not overly fussed if its whiney or loose. As long as it doesn't go bang for a while. You could have an immaculate T series and a thrashed G series, the g series will still take more abuse.

    Ill definitely be on the lookout for an F series though because I want LSD but untill then I'm happy too see how far the E series can take me.
    Cheers for your input but, muchly appreciated.
    I also started this thread for people's future experiences with E series because through all my searching I couldn't find much about their strengths/weaknesses. (Probably due to the fact everyone jumps straight to the F series)

    and jojo I look forward to seeing how yours goes handling your 4agte. Post it in here once it's done and hopefully we can get some idea about their longevity.

    cheers
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    Yep, no worries.... I still plan to get a F or G series, but its not happening as quick as i'd hoped, so the welded E series will do for the time being. It has to be better than using a stock diff anyway...... I will give it a good test and report back


    From what I've read, the axles break before the actual centre.....

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    " It has to be better than using a stock diff "

    exactly

    And ill be on the lookout for 5th gear burnouts and crappy handling should an axle snap hahaha

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