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I was reading this forum on Acuras and this topic was brought up, There is this company out there that makes a part for your differential so that both wheels spin instead of one I know there were some of you out there who had this probelm with there sec and just thought that it might help, I e-mailed them and they said that they would be able to make one for my car in particular they just needed the measurements for between the gears, does anyone know this?http://phantomgrip.com
 

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That looks very intersting (and cheap!) but i don't quite understand how it works, in the explanation, it's got one screw gear, and a pair of springs...no idea how it fits together to handle their performance estimates!

Do you get it?
 

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I would be interested in seeing a better description of how this unit works... That aside, if it does work, I would be interested!

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Most SEL's don't, in fact I can't recall seeing a 560SEL that does. SEC's most always have it, I believe it was standard.
 

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They do, but the clutches get tired and if 420 diff can be made into a LSD w/ something like this it opens up the possibilites of replacement:)

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Why not swap in a 560 differential. I'm sure they are cheaper than a few thousand that these guys are proposing. I haven't priced 560 differentials but I'd imagine you could get them at $500 all day long.
 

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jhodg5ck - 2/25/2005 4:58 AM

...but the clutches get tired
I have tired clutches in my LSD... Possitively sleepy ones in fact!

Does anyone know how easy they are to replace and costs involved?
 

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$500 for a used unit. i think these guys are offering their system for $350 or so?

also, this differential is terrible on cornering...no progressive locking, and the clutches will wear out with hard driving.
 

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jhodg5ck - 2/25/2005 4:58 AM

...but the clutches get tired
I have tired clutches in my LSD... Possitively sleepy ones in fact!

Does anyone know how easy they are to replace and costs involved?
 

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are you 100% sure the 560SEL doesn't have LSD? I'm reading various arguements over this issue.
 

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My window sticker (below) lists 'Limited-Slip Differential' as one of the standard features on the SEC. The vehicle data card & body plate will show a 211 code for 'Automatic locking differential (ASD)'.

I've just posted all the codes I could find the other day, so it will be easy to determine from the body plate what one's car has or had originally. http://www.mbnz.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1201466

I think there may be a tag near the fill plug on the diff. itself as well?

I'm not really that familiar with the various models, I'm just working on getting to know mine real well.

Cheers, MBL
 

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I was thinking of going that route, buying a 1991 560SEL and putting it in my car, but it will require too much modification, if your car was pre-1986. The rear sub-frame in the 1985 SEL's are different because they had "anti-swat". The half-shafts are popped into place, and the 1986-1991 shafts were bolted to the flange. Also, I think the rear center mount was offset in the 560's. My differential had one rubber mount in the back and 4-stud and bolts on the top of the differential, I think the 560's just had two bolts on sides. Does any body know the number to Performances in Canada, maybe they have some? Who brought out Beverly Hills Motoring in CA? I wonder if he has any old stock?

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Al
 
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