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Old 11-28-2014, 12:58 PM
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Hello all,
I have a bone stock '94 and I was wondering if anybody has installed an upgrade differential without swapping rear ends.
My 3.4 is tired (202k) and I STILL can't keep the rear wheels sticking in first or second.

Any thoughts?

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Well its important to know what rear gear you have to determine the series. Series 2 is 3.08 and lower numerically. Series 3 is 3.23 and numerically higher. And is you have a 3 or 4 channel rear end. 3 channel has ABS. 4 channel has ABD AND traction control. Also do you know the axle spines? That's very important as well. FYI its 28 spline. Also ring and pinion size which is 7.5/7.625
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http://ls1tech.com/forums/gears-axle...ere-first.html
Also put good tires on and get rid of junk tires.
Here is what I put in my 2001 V6. Took old one out, put new one in. A lot of different options to go with. This is rebuildable and one of the better ones on the market. Stay away from a spool.
http://www.jegs.com/i/Eaton/362/19599-010/10002/-1
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If its a 5 speed car its 3.23 if stock. I'm pretty sure all t5s were 3.23s.

From what I understand its not all too hard to install a diff. It requires patience and some special tools, I always just get mine done. It doesn't always end well however, my 98 is roaring like mad due to something being off.

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Also about differentials, torsens and Eaton's are two of the better options. Auburns wear out quickly and the clutches aren't replaceable. Spools are constantly locked, so slow cornering causes wheel hopping and is just all around bad, lockers can be just as bad as spools and when they're not they usually make a lot of noise.

Eaton makes lockers and limited slip differentials, if you get an Eaton be sure to get a posi or LSD unit and not a locker.

Detroit truetracs are pretty good units as well.

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If its a 5 speed car its 3.23 if stock. I'm pretty sure all t5s were 3.23s.

From what I understand its not all too hard to install a diff. It requires patience and some special tools, I always just get mine done. It doesn't always end well however, my 98 is roaring like mad due to something being off.

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Also about differentials, torsens and Eaton's are two of the better options. Auburns wear out quickly and the clutches aren't replaceable. Spools are constantly locked, so slow cornering causes wheel hopping and is just all around bad, lockers can be just as bad as spools and when they're not they usually make a lot of noise.

Eaton makes lockers and limited slip differentials, if you get an Eaton be sure to get a posi or LSD unit and not a locker.

Detroit truetracs are pretty good units as well.

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Auburns require Limited slip additive FYI as torsen does not.

Look at this thread for the details. Its about swapping but you might want to swap instead. It was super easy.

http://www.v6f-body.com/showthread.php?t=5614
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All 3.4 cars were 3.23 a4 and t5

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Thanks for all the great info!
Does anyone have an opinion on the Trutrac? It seems really cool!
Here is an example. I think I might go to Transtar to get mine, simply because I know the guys there...

http://www.jegs.com/i/Detroit-Locker...rentProductId=

EDIT: I know it says locker, but the description of operation below the pic indicates that it is a limited slip. PLUS no additive required?

Here is a better link...

http://www.eaton.com/Eaton/ProductsS...trac/index.htm
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Thanks for all the great info!
Does anyone have an opinion on the Trutrac? It seems really cool!
Here is an example. I think I might go to Transtar to get mine, simply because I know the guys there...

http://www.jegs.com/i/Detroit-Locker...rentProductId=

EDIT: I know it says locker, but the description of operation below the pic indicates that it is a limited slip. PLUS no additive required?

Here is a better link...

http://www.eaton.com/Eaton/ProductsS...trac/index.htm

I put a TrueTrac differential in my 1994 and I loved it and I never had a problem with it. It was nice to put a limited slip in instead of the open diff.
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So, can I get a z28 differential on my 3.4?
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yes they will bolt up the same.
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