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#21 Ray

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Posted 11 May 2001 - 05:51 PM

Welcome to the club of married with children...

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Posted 15 May 2001 - 04:30 AM

Mark ill keep everyone posted on the conversion-unfortunatley its going kond of slow, new baby on the way yard work yada yada yada
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Posted 15 May 2001 - 07:07 AM

I guess the R230 swap interests me mostly because of th gearing, added strength, and availability of the diffs at decent prices. Yeah, the VLSD you mentioned from the SE is available but until you posted the info above about the spacer and linked the new pics I wasn't aware of that information. I'd read your page in the past but it never seemed that the swap was done or that all the part numbers had been listed out yet. Once the info gets around the SE diffs will dry up fast too!

Not all of us have access to books for finding parts that will interchange and most o****er guys won't go that extra mile unless your buds with them. When folks like yourself figure something out like this it's a BIG help! For dummies like me please take lot's of pics, list all the parts, and give us as much step by step as possible. Hell, I'll host the pics if that's what's needed. The R200 clutch LSD swap is pretty simple and I still had some trouble getting the mount in here! I'm actually not a complete idiot but the Datsun is new to me images/smiles/icon_smile.gif The more detail that's provided the more likely we are to try it ourselves and come up with improvements and lessons learned. Heck, I've not even moved up to CVs yet on my car because it's more trouble than the stock style Us. When it breaks I'll upgrade for sure but not just yet.

Heck, I'm hoping the 3.7 ratio works for me but if it doesn't an R230 will certainly be an option. I'm tempted to get one just to examine and tinker with - they apparently aren't hard to find or very expensive (shrug). Considering clutch LSDs go for as much as $500 these days figuring out how to use a less expensive diff would help lot's of people be it R230 or R200...

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 04:45 AM

Just digging up another topic to check updates...
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Posted 13 August 2005 - 03:16 AM

Does anyone have the link to procuring the R230/R200 short nose diff yoke to GM UJoints? I seen it here before. Was it NAPCO?

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 07:16 PM

Terry, here is the text I posted before about part #'s- It was in this thread: http://forums.hybrid...rain industries

Speaking of adapting the 6 bolt R230 300ZXTT, You do not have to machine your own adapter. There is a nice one you can get from Powertrain Industries. They are used to convert to a one-piece driveshaft, (the ZX had a 2-piece with weird joint in back). However, they are always backordered and takes about 1-2 months. Plan ahead and order it early in your swap. EDIT: Uses a 1310 series U-joint.
Here is the contact:

Part #3102-42

www.powertrainindutries.com
(714) 893-4585
7532 Anthony Ave.
Garden Grove, CA 92841

Price is steep at $116.

You will also have a hard time finding 10 X 1.25 X 25 Allen head bolts. The round head is necessary to clear the yoke. I searched everywhere and finally went with Gardner Wescott 1-800-521-9805. 10 X 1.25 X 30 Chrome grade 8 was all they had and were $2.46 each! But they look cool!
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Posted 14 August 2005 - 02:37 AM

Thanks brother! I have 3 years to get everything but i want it now! lol. Thanks again!

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Posted 14 August 2005 - 02:49 AM

Oh Damn, I forgot to say that this is for the diff i got from u Mike. The front flange is a 4 bolt! Do they make an adapter for that or do I need to change the front flange on the diff?

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 12:21 PM

Not to rain on everyones parade but, the Q45 is a R200V NOT a R230. I have both.

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 02:11 PM

Correct about the Q45 diff, it is an R200VLSD. And, Terry, I believe that you can get one from Cannon Engineering in SoCal and Tim240Z may still have the part #.
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Posted 15 August 2005 - 05:26 PM

Thank you Sir! Yeah I meant R200 lol. I may try the swap into the long nose first!

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Posted 18 October 2005 - 10:36 AM

hello everyone,
Well it's been a while but I just can't stay away from the forum, I still have my ole' z and still have the itch to make it just a little better...lol. Anyway, I just purchased the r230 lsd so I have to get hunting on the rest of the swap parts. I plan on getting the flange adapters from modern motorsports but the axles, 310.00 ouch! I believe someone said 100.00 for shortening a set but was wondering if anyone has a definite length measurment for this? and what have you done for end stops?

thanks.

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 06:07 PM

bump...
any news about how much to shorten the axles?

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 03:43 PM

Just doing some searching around and found this old thread. Ha, can't grenade a 300ZXT r200 rear end I believe someone said. Well I did on a measly 365 rwhp. The rear end I used was like new as I pulled it apart before installing, clean as a whistle and tight too.

Couple of hard launches with the slicks and poof...gone.

I am either going solid axle or r230. Talked to the guy at Arizona Z and he said hopefully they will have a kit that allows the Ford 8.8 to go into a Z in approx. 6 months. I Can't wait!

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 06:20 AM

This thread is officially a sticky, since there is some very useful R200/230 info inside.

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 09:23 AM

Talked to the guy at Arizona Z and he said hopefully they will have a kit that allows the Ford 8.8 to go into a Z in approx. 6 months. I Can't wait!

Mike



Any idea what that's going to cost?
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Posted 04 February 2006 - 09:07 PM

Just doing some searching around and found this old thread. Ha, can't grenade a 300ZXT r200 rear end I believe someone said. Well I did on a measly 365 rwhp. The rear end I used was like new as I pulled it apart before installing, clean as a whistle and tight too.

Couple of hard launches with the slicks and poof...gone.

I am either going solid axle or r230. Talked to the guy at Arizona Z and he said hopefully they will have a kit that allows the Ford 8.8 to go into a Z in approx. 6 months. I Can't wait!

Mike


Mike did Arizona Z ever get the kit made?

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 10:00 AM

When swapping the Q45 vlsd into a long nose r200 casing does the shaft length change or is it the same? Also i was wonder how this swap is holding up i got spacers for the ring gear and ready to send out the shafts to get them resplined and want to make sure i got the right lengths. I know that the passenger side is longer than the drivers side. Can someone provide the lengths so i can compaire. I want to get the companion flanges from MM.

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 11:02 AM

i think u mean; http://www.powertrai....com/search.htm

Speaking of adapting the 6 bolt R230 300ZXTT, You do not have to machine your own adapter. There is a nice one you can get from Powertrain Industries. They are used to convert to a one-piece driveshaft, (the ZX had a 2-piece with weird joint in back). However, they are always backordered and takes about 1-2 months. Plan ahead and order it early in your swap. EDIT: Uses a 1310 series U-joint.
Here is the contact:

Part #3102-42

www.powertrainindutries.com
(714) 893-4585
7532 Anthony Ave.
Garden Grove, CA 92841

Price is steep at $116.

You will also have a hard time finding 10 X 1.25 X 25 Allen head bolts. The round head is necessary to clear the yoke. I searched everywhere and finally went with Gardner Wescott 1-800-521-9805. 10 X 1.25 X 30 Chrome grade 8 was all they had and were $2.46 each! But they look cool![/quote]

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 09:05 PM

Talked to the guy at Arizona Z and he said hopefully they will have a kit that allows the Ford 8.8 to go into a Z in approx. 6 months. I Can't wait!


It's been 6 months. Any updates? :)




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