Another odd question for MK1 Escort.... LSD

Thread in 'Other Chat' started by grahamc, Nov 2, 2021.

  1. grahamc

    grahamc Member

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    So, looking to fit a LSD to my MK1 Escort.... seems simple enough, but nope. Because its a South African the rear axle is quite different and I am struggling to find what diff is compatible.

    If anyone has any info, it would be greatly appreciated.

    There is the option of replacing the rear end, but I cannot find much info on what parts are required, etc. Not finding much in the way of parts for a complete swap to an English Axle. Only thing I can find is a full motorsport rear axle, which will cost about £3.5k

    Thanks in advance.

    BTW the car made 180+bhp at Surrey Rolling Road, its running a ST170 engine, throttle bodies, OMEX ECU, ST170 injectors, etc, so it really NEEDS a proper LSD!
     
  2. grahamc

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    Looks like the BorgWarner rear is so bad that the only real option is to replace with an English axle. Time to start collecting parts.
     
  3. antz

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    Bin it and fit an English axle. Might just be a case of swap the axle. Worst case itll be axle, shafts and leaf springs.
     

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