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I was just wondering if anyone on here had a OBX lsd, i was giong to order a quaife but i had a guy telling me about them, i was just wondering if they could hold up, if anyone had a problems and stuff or if i should go with the quaife cause it was better quality or anything? Any information about the two would be great/
 

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18X10CRX said:
I was just wondering if anyone on here had a OBX lsd, i was giong to order a quaife but i had a guy telling me about them, i was just wondering if they could hold up, if anyone had a problems and stuff or if i should go with the quaife cause it was better quality or anything? Any information about the two would be great/
pure junk :fear
stick with quaife. intakes exhausts and sometimes even headers you can go cheap on. but don't do it with stuff like diffs and suspension crap
 

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WVU97GS-R said:
pure junk :fear
stick with quaife.
is this based off personal experience or what you've read on the internet? i have no personal experience with obx lsd's, but i do have a phantom grip in my tranny. everyone gave them a bad rep as well, but didn't understand what they are made for imho.

now, as far as obx goes, there's a big thread on h-t about this that looks to make obx seem terrible. most of it is just people agreeing that obx is crap without reason though. there are probably 20-30 good posts in a 15-20 page thread. anywho, seems like it may be either 1)bad installations due to amatures performing the install (which could just as easily happened with a quaife diff) or 2)obx sent the diff built backwards?
intakes exhausts and sometimes even headers you can go cheap on. but don't do it with stuff like diffs and suspension crap
i agree.
 

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I hear things good and bad about em, if I were in the market for a LSD I would not so much go on oppinions from people on a forum. Try to do your own research as people tend to re-stated and blow out of perportion what they see from other people which in the first place could be false.
 

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IISaiNtII said:
is this based off personal experience or what you've read on the internet? i have no personal experience with obx lsd's, but i do have a phantom grip in my tranny. everyone gave them a bad rep as well, but didn't understand what they are made for imho.

now, as far as obx goes, there's a big thread on h-t about this that looks to make obx seem terrible. most of it is just people agreeing that obx is crap without reason though. there are probably 20-30 good posts in a 15-20 page thread. anywho, seems like it may be either 1)bad installations due to amatures performing the install (which could just as easily happened with a quaife diff) or 2)obx sent the diff built backwards?
i agree.
this is off of personal experience. i don't listen to forums because most of the people on forums are little ricers who don't even own the cars they talk about. and like i said before you get what you pay for. there is a reason the LSD's are only 350-400 bucks.
 

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Plenty of people were using the b-series LSDs without any issues, but apparently their quality control is terrible and you have to rebuild the lsd before you ever install it. in some cases they arrived with the 2 halves of the casing crooked with stripped bolts holding the 2 halves together. Not enough space to get a socket on the final drive bolts to tighten then, some spacers/washers were randomly aligned but they must be aligned a certain way. Some people deburr them before install. There is also the issue of axles getting stuck inside the differentials, etc.

So basically if you are willing to tear into a brand new lsd, the obx may be worth taking a look at. Plenty of people have used them in high hp builds and done well. However I have not heard of a single person using an obx in a roadracing application. I would really recommend saving a while longer and going quaife.
 

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Plenty of people were using the b-series LSDs without any issues, but apparently their quality control is terrible and you have to rebuild the lsd before you ever install it. in some cases they arrived with the 2 halves of the casing crooked with stripped bolts holding the 2 halves together. Not enough space to get a socket on the final drive bolts to tighten then, some spacers/washers were randomly aligned but they must be aligned a certain way. Some people deburr them before install. There is also the issue of axles getting stuck inside the differentials, etc.

So basically if you are willing to tear into a brand new lsd, the obx may be worth taking a look at. Plenty of people have used them in high hp builds and done well. However I have not heard of a single person using an obx in a roadracing application. I would really recommend saving a while longer and going quaife.
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I have one in my 350 + whp gsr. I have heard alot of people who had problems had local mechanics or themselves install it. I went to a transmission specialist for mine. It cost quite a bit to install but when they explained how they had to shim and do other things it made sense. Well it has been a year without any problems. Just remember they are not bolt in!
 

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Well i talked to my buddy about it tonight and he said the same thing about it as kommon sense, He said they have there problems he is getting me a part number for bolts from arp, so if i buy one he can take it apart re set the shims and everything and use these arp bolts and he said i will have no problems, just dont put it in the way u buy it. U must rebuild it
 

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WVU97GS-R said:
did kommon make your point for you? because it sure doesn't seem like it to me :rolleyes

basically what i was getting at. they are quaife knockoffs, but have problems... i just couldn't remember what the problems were is all.

having a fake quaife rebuilt for ~$200 + $350 = $550 vs. buying a real quaife for ~$800. doesn't take a genius to do that math.
 

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IISaiNtII said:
did kommon make your point for you? because it sure doesn't seem like it to me :rolleyes

basically what i was getting at. they are quaife knockoffs, but have problems... i just couldn't remember what the problems were is all.

having a fake quaife rebuilt for ~$200 + $350 = $550 vs. buying a real quaife for ~$800. doesn't take a genius to do that math.
he did make my point. yeah you'll be buy ing a knockoff for 400 bucks plus 300-400 bucks to have it rebuilt to work with your car in the first place does prove my point. you're having it rebuilt hence not making it the original part you bought. so my statement stands, the original part is junk. i'd rather spend an extra 100 bucks to have a part work from teh start with a warranty and proven craftsmanship :rolleyes
 

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OBX lsd are copies of Quaifes, but the OBX contain a deeper notches where the shafts go in. This is what my mechanic told me (i have a Quaife) he said the OBX are fine, he's had cars with them with over 400 horses. If the shaft breaks though it will be very difficult to get it out though.
That's my 2 cents...
 
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