Rear axle?

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timfromull
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Rear axle?

Postby timfromull » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:15 am

Just a quickie regarding my 2 litre (205) upgrade from the original 1600.
I'm guessing the gearing will be different with the original 1600 axle, and it would have to work harder at higher cruising speeds.
I will get a lot of benefit from upgrading to a 2 litre axle too, but how much? :headscratch:

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Re: Rear axle?

Postby Paul G » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:30 am

The benefit of fitting a 2.0 litre axle is that it has higher gearing which means the engine will be doing less revs at any given speed and hence the car will be quieter and more relaxed when cruising and theoretically fuel consumption will be better. The trade off for this will be that acceleration will be a bit slower than with the lower geared axle.

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Re: Rear axle?

Postby Major_Tom » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:22 pm

If you want to sell your old 1600 axle, I'll give you good money for it. Let me know first!
My car isn't stupid.... it's MENTAL.

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Re: Rear axle?

Postby timfromull » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:09 pm

Major_Tom wrote:If you want to sell your old 1600 axle, I'll give you good money for it. Let me know first!

No problem bud, first dibs are yours :burnout:

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Re: Rear axle?

Postby fordperv » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:59 am

I'd be keeping the 1.6 axle for better acceleration 8-)

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Re: Rear axle?

Postby Major_Tom » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:02 pm

timfromull wrote:
Major_Tom wrote:If you want to sell your old 1600 axle, I'll give you good money for it. Let me know first!

No problem bud, first dibs are yours :burnout:


Thanks, my "bullet proof" diff is making three different noises now.
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Re: Rear axle?

Postby Tickford Man » Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:45 pm

Not toe treading, but I have a 1600 axle for sale in Surrey...

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