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Installing a LSD on a non LSD MX5

Postby geneius811 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:51 pm

I have a 2006 MX5 which doesn't have an LSD. Could I just buy any aftermarket LSD you guys sell? Would I need anything else to install it? Has anyone ever done this before?
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Re: Installing a LSD on a non LSD MX5

Postby Brian » Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:33 pm

YES, you can add the limited slip.

See our Project Blue thread on my 2006, which was base model with NO extras of any kind and we added the Tomei limited slip. We usually have a transmission shop do the shim work (they have the shims). Other than the shims, nothing else needed.
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Re: Installing a LSD on a non LSD MX5

Postby MikeN009 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:36 am

Im trying to decide on a diff myself for the STR car. The OSG seems to be the standard but the price of the Quaife and Tomie look better to me :P
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Re: Installing a LSD on a non LSD MX5

Postby Brian » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:34 am

I think few drivers would find a difference. I have the OSG in our supercharged 2007 XP car, and the Tomei in my 2006 that we often take to practice days. The OSG is more aggressive, takes more learning curve but I like it a lot now that I know it. However, I doubt the difference in times would be more than a tenth or two.
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Re: Installing a LSD on a non LSD MX5

Postby MikeN009 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:23 pm

Good to know. Been looking out for a used pumpkin to put one into. i think at a few hundred bucks i can work on a few tenths.
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