QUOTE (Targ @ Jul 27 2008, 06:29 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=547660
I'm looking at buying a quaife for my base 2008 Z real soon, probably in the next month or two. Has anyone actually installed it themselves? If so, can i do it in my garage, or is it to complicated for your average person. I have a bit of experience working on cars, but have never done this type of mod before. I guess what i am asking is basically the process for installation.
I have never done one myself, but from what I know of the process here it is:
1. remove pumpkin from car
2. strip pumpkin
3. assemble with new LSD & shims, torque to spec and check ring gear / pinion mesh & backlash
4. repeat step 3 a few times with different shim packs unless you get really lucky (or have done this a million times are are pretty good)
5. install pumpkin back in car, drive for a few hundred miles, take cover back off, re torque bearing cap bolts & check again.
6. re-assemble & break in
If I was doing a gear swap in a mud rig I had, or just some beater I probably would have done it myself, but I did not want to learn on my car that I autocross in, and eventually track a little.