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Author: Subject: Has anyone approached MCT / Mitchel Cotts ref 3.14 diffs?
matt_claydon

posted on 9/5/12 at 08:07 PM Reply With Quote
Has anyone approached MCT / Mitchel Cotts ref 3.14 diffs?

They make 'brand new' units and supply to Caterham etc. Always suspected they would be unreasonably expensive or only supply in large quantities, but seeing one on eBay at 900+ made me wonder. Perhaps an opportunity for a group buy?

ETA: http://www.gearboxes.com/powertrain.html

[Edited on 9/5/12 by matt_claydon]

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mark chandler

posted on 9/5/12 at 09:30 PM Reply With Quote
Go for freelander, or look for alternatives such as BMW if you want a LSD... those are not locost at all.

It's getting painful, I felt robbed paying 250 notes for my 3.14 a couple of years ago when I paid 100 for a whole 2.8i XR4x4 sierra a year before.

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Simon

posted on 9/5/12 at 10:08 PM Reply With Quote
As Mark says, use something else. Those prices are ridiculous - I got a 2.28 from a 330D for 150 from Germany!

I reckon if someone comes up with a Sierra/BMW hybrid driveshaft, there'll be pennies to be made from conversions to a far better (but slightly heavier) diff

ATB

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sdh2903

posted on 9/5/12 at 10:14 PM Reply With Quote
M3 3.0 LSD is 3.15 ratio, i think the 3.2 evo has a 3.2 ratio.

You can pick these up on ebay for around 200, I was watching one a couple of weeks ago that was a complete rear subframe including shafts, uprights, LSD and brakes which only went for 275.






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Simon

posted on 9/5/12 at 10:20 PM Reply With Quote
Weight penalty is approx 15 kg over Sierra

ATB

Simon

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