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    Found an Isuzu diff, but...

    ... it's impractical for me.

    It's about an hour south of Phoenix and still in the car. The guy wants to sell the car whole, for only $300. He doesn't want to bother removing the diff, even for $300. It's not practical for me to tow it home and even though I am in Phoenix now I have no time to go get it myself, and it won't fit in over head bins.

    If anyone is interested let me know and I'll forward the contact info to you.

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    It is a misnomer than the Isuzu dif is a LSD, it was listed but most the Impulse guys will tell you they have yet to see one.

    MOST are 3.90 though.. so just know what you want it for.

    Curious what does the car itself look like ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by m610 View Post
    He doesn't want to bother removing the diff, even for $300.
    Maybe because it's 120 degrees there today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Hoffmann View Post
    Maybe because it's 120 degrees there today.
    Yeah but it's a dry heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoinManta View Post
    It is a misnomer than the Isuzu dif is a LSD, it was listed but most the Impulse guys will tell you they have yet to see one.

    MOST are 3.90 though.. so just know what you want it for.

    Curious what does the car itself look like ?
    I've heard that if the rear tires are off the ground and you rotate one of them, the other will rotate in the opposite WITHOUT LSD but in the same direction if it has LSD. Is that a good check, or old mechanics tales?

    Mike, I can probably get it in September if the car is still there, then get it to El Mirage for the October 22-23 SCTA race weekend. Dave Brant (from Woodland) MAY be there and could get it to his place after the race or I MAY go to his place after the race IF I am ready to work on my bike again (hopefully so) by then.

    What year and model Isuzu is the LSD supposed to be on (or optional)?

    Doug

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    I believe the intercooled turbo model (factory spoiler and badged) is what you seek, and most/all n.a. models will have open dif...but this is from memory and not a Google search. Yes, jack the rear up and spin'em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangPeEL View Post
    I believe the intercooled turbo model (factory spoiler and badged) is what you seek, and most/all n.a. models will have open dif...but this is from memory and not a Google search. Yes, jack the rear up and spin'em.
    The turbo models have a completely different rear axle, not related to the Opel design at all.
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    pull the brakes too

    Impulse rear discs are not hard to modify to fit our Opels. Get the E-brake cable as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RallyBob View Post
    The turbo models have a completely different rear axle, not related to the Opel design at all.
    Good save- didn't know there were axle differences! thanks!!

    Quote Originally Posted by slracer View Post
    ...What year and model Isuzu is the LSD supposed to be on (or optional)?

    Doug
    Now I googled. So be looking only at first gen, NA 1983-87 (3-link), as the NA 88-89 and ALL year 1st gen turbos are 5-link. Didn't come across any option details for 83-87 (nor LSD service parts). Rare. Isuzu guru Jerry Lemond might know best.
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