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The 3.06 Gleason Torsen differential which recently sold does this work on an '89 560SEC with ABS but not ASR.

Is there any modification required?

I saw Jonathan posted a comment about durability, however doesn't Satish run this rear end coupled to the V12.

I believe I read a post that Eddies' disintegrated. In it the planetary gears which fail?

Is there a 2.82 LSD or there abouts rear end that fits a 126C?

What model Mercedes used this rear end?
 

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Talbir was the buyer of the AMG Gleason-Torsen 3.06 differential that sold on eBay recently for $1,600.

I haven't hears any news on what condition it was in. I hope Talbir made out alright. :confused:

Satish put a 2.82 diff in my car. It is not LSD, however, and I think the donor was a diesel, but not sure which model. The stub-axles had to be changed over for it to fit properly, if I remember correctly.

Not sure about Satish having a 3.06 with the V12 M120 engine. I think he had the 3.06 in his cars with the M119 engine.

The Gleason-Torsen drives have a tendency to blow up. Don't expect 200K miles of service from them.

May want to have a chat with the guys over at Quaife about a unit. Can't be much more than the $4,000 Barry Taylor is asking for the AMG G-T units.
 

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Are you happy with the 2.82 open diff?
 

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560300 said:
Are you happy with the 2.82 open diff?
Yes, but with 326 HP on tap, I don't drive the car much in the wet.........:)

With the 275/40 rear tires I don't have a problem with the rear breaking loose on dry roads, even with 1st gear start and full throttle.
 

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Do not know what the life exp of the GT are, but everyone I know that has one (which is not that many to be honest) has had problems. Mine developed cracks in the worm gears, at which point it was put on the shelf. Did not want to have the same experience as Eddie and have it blow out while on the highway. The R&P gears, which are stock MB parts, do not seem to be the weak link, only the worm gears. Some of us were looking into having new worm gears made but so far I do not know of anyone getting this done yet. GT's are great diffs, but only while they last.

Dave
'87 560SEC AMG Widebody - 49k miles
 
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