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    Rear ends, rehashed!!

    I was intently reading all the threads about the perils of the Torsen 10 bolt. Since most of them are from last year and my Torsen has a case of the "Rusty Screw" virus, my question is this: For my week-end cruising, no drag racing, sometime clutch popping 10 bolt, what would be the fix of least resistance?? I've heard, "don't put $ into your 10 bolt.." "12 bolts seem to give a higher rear stance and problems with the TQ arm reinstall..." Is there anything that I could get that is better and yet just bolt in?? NO probs with brakes, springs, brackets, drive shaft, etc., etc.??

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    How much you willing to spend?

    Aftermarket 12 bolts and 9" are the most common, Dana 60's are starting to get popular.

    They can be built to order ranging from $2300-$3500.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    How much you willing to spend?

    Aftermarket 12 bolts and 9" are the most common, Dana 60's are starting to get popular.

    They can be built to order ranging from $2300-$3500.



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    Amen brother!! That's why I envy you guys so much...I've ordered stuff that I couldn't get locally and paid double the cost of the item, for shipping. OUCH!
    But if my Torsen ever goes.........

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    ''Rusty screw''? Haven't heard of that, my WS6 has the Torsen. Please explain? I have no problems with my diff, 116k now. I did put a girdle on it and weld in the axle tubes. $150 investment, and I do go to the dragstrip occasionally, but no drag radials ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Fast View Post
    ''Rusty screw''? Haven't heard of that, my WS6 has the Torsen. Please explain? I have no problems with my diff, 116k now. I did put a girdle on it and weld in the axle tubes. $150 investment, and I do go to the dragstrip occasionally, but no drag radials ever.
    Rusty Screw is a noise made by some Totsen units, this term was so named in a GM TSB. It sounds like a chunching noise. The GM answer is a diff fluid change ( 75/90 Synthetic ) with some limited slip additive even though the Torse does not have clutches. I would use a T/A girdle as well. This should take car of your problem for now but I see a 9" rear in your future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cruzincamaro View Post
    "12 bolts seem to give a higher rear stance and problems with the TQ arm reinstall..."
    Never heard these issues before....Mine sits the same and the torque arm slides right on.

    No other options really, just what's mentioned here (12 bolt/9"/dana) and they all set you back some coin.
    Not a fan of the torsens myself. How you approach fixing anything in the rearend department is going to depend on your pocket book.

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    What FBJ said. My 12 bolt slid right in with no issues and no change in ride height.



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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    What FBJ said. My 12 bolt slid right in with no issues and no change in ride height.


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    Thanks! I usually wipe stuff down whenever I have the car up in the air. Just a few little spots here and there that need minor attention. The underbody on our car was super clean when we bought it -- part of the reason I caved and went with an A4 version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Never heard these issues before....Mine sits the same and the torque arm slides right on.

    No other options really, just what's mentioned here (12 bolt/9"/dana) and they all set you back some coin.
    Not a fan of the torsens myself. How you approach fixing anything in the rearend department is going to depend on your pocket book.
    Oops! My mistake. It was a 9" that a guy (When will my 10" break) said that his car "seems" to be higher in the back after the swap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Fast View Post
    ^^^a lift in my backyard? You bet I do!
    i guess you might want that too... but the Dana

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    But if my Torsen ever goes.........

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