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    Quiaffe diff.

    Ok, been toying with this for a few weeks, but having acquired a lightened flywheel from Sir Pete , it's time to proceed with the next mod.

    Thing is, whilst the gearbox is out/split, for the fitting of the flywheel, I'm wondering whether to have a new clutch (doesn't need one though) and a Quaiffe differential fitted at the same time.

    To be honest, the 888 does handle suprisingly well with the 276 bhp and 306lbs ft torque going through the front wheels, due to the wider tyres and 888 suspension set up, you only really get a bit of torque steer when booting it out of roundabouts etc. Sure you get wheel spin when taking off if you're really trying, but it's not really uncontrollable tbh.

    There is the cost factor too, a Quaiffe diff is best part of a grand, but should I take the opportunity to do it whilst the gearbox is out?

    Difficult question I know, as I'm the only one with experience of driving the car, (apart from Jon @ Courtenay) - but would be interested in your thoughts?

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    i think you will be pleasently suprised what difference a LSD will do to your handling, get an upraded clutch as well if your gonna bother! personnally if it was my car and i had the money a big YES!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pardoe16V
    i think you will be pleasently suprised what difference a LSD will do to your handling, get an upraded clutch as well if your gonna bother! personnally if it was my car and i had the money a big YES!!
    Couldn't have said it better myself!
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    Go the clutch changed in mine when i i had it open, costs to much to get it open to be doing it a couple of time s so might as well get everything strong and good while you can. Flywheel makes car much smoother.

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    Scott, ring Quaife direct, I got mine and MatG`s for £450 +vat each, think they`re even cheaper now.

    It is a worthwhile mod, makes a big difference in the handling
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    Thanks Pete - the odds are stacking up in favour then!

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    Mate had one in his rover coupe turbo and he said it transformed it TBH I think it will be a worth while purchase and you wont look back!
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    Now drives : 2002 Astra SRi Turbo in Black
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    Scott - sod's law dictates that the clutch will go bang a week after the flywheel goes in

    For the sake of the money spondos, it worth slinging a 3part clutch in - especially with a new flywheel so both contact surfaces bed in together from new.

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    God i must go on the forum more often. I am falling behind agian!
    I dont own a vauxhall, i own another vw

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