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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:59 pm    Post subject: Wavetrac Reply with quote

Have you guys ever heard of Wavetrac differentials? I'm looking into upgrading the rear end on the camaro and came across these. Curious if anyone has real world experience with them.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heard of them but know nothing about them. I can tell you one I would not recommend for a daily driver is the Powertrax. I have one in the Nova and for drag racing it's great. Problem is during a turn it only powers the inside tire. On a wet road, sand in a turn, etc. if you spin the inside tire (which is easy) as soon as wheel speeds match they lock together. Then I could see the shock breaking the other one loose and around we go. It appears the Wavetrac still has some sort of friction material it just loads it differently than a conventional limited slip. Clay
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This SLP Torsen looks to be a good deal $100.00.

http://www.lmperformance.com/683/.html?ref=g-products&gclid=COrf1_2G2LkCFc6e4AodnhYA7A

Not much else that makes sense to me. Clutch rear diffs are more $$.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks like a deal. I'm sure the Torsen in the car now is beat up.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i was going to suggest a Detroit Locker Truetrac but they are $500+. dont know much about the Wavetrac but it looks like it would be decent as long as they dont use cheap parts.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

found this....

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?4396630

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wavetracs aren't cheap. Depending on which application they are anywhere from $600 - $900. However they do have a lifetime warranty.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just pulled the rear end cover off the camaro. The diff is an Auburn, not a Torsen. For some reason I thought it had a Torsen in it, I must have confused it with the original 2.73 rear end, which is a Torsen.

Notice the nice crack in the diff housing:


Here's the stock cover after I pulled it. A whole bunch of metal shavings around the magnet.


Here's the Trickflow cover I'm putting on.



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i guess the real question is.... how much do you want to spend ?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Money is tight. A bolt in housing is around $2,500 plus depending on options and type. Unless I hit the lottery or not pay the mortgage it's not in the budget.

Probably going to rebuild what I have.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Torsen diff posted above must have sold out, snooze you loose.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a lot out there. 1 on ebay for $189 looks like the guy has it posted 3 times.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/98-02-Camaro-7-5-3-42-Differential-Ring-Pinion-POSI-10-bolt-28-spline-Torsen-/310734876270?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item48593dee6e


I just did a search on ls1tech and asked this guy if the car he is parting out had a torsen. I might be wrong though. But worth a shot.

http://ls1tech.com/forums/parts-classifieds/1669135-parting-out-silver-2002-trans-am-ws6-4.html

This guy has a Zexel Torsen SLP type for $275


http://ls1tech.com/forums/parts-classifieds/1676967-ls6-intake-fast-36lbs-injecters-3-42-gears-posi-tral-lazer-ss-wheels.html

The last dude wants to sell the whole rear.



http://ls1tech.com/forums/parts-classifieds/1677132-3-23-zexel-torsen-rear-axle.html

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the links Paul. I found a 2000 Z28 for sale that was hit going for reasonable money. If the drivetrain is good I might buy and pull the motor / transmission for the 79.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There you go a 2 for.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just talked to the guy and I'm going to see it tomorrow night, hopefully it's what I'm looking for.
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