my different trouble comparison

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  1. DouglasB

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    Not 100% sure on this but I'm pretty positive that when I had my old mx5 I was looking up diffs and came across people saying how a 1.6 mx5 with a welder is terrible and always tries to break the weld where as the 1.8 is fine... or other way about.. can't remember :(

    anybody got any light they could shed on this one?
     
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    The titles meant to be Mx5 diff**
     
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    The 1.6 diff is weak and probably not worth welding where as a 1.8 diff welded will be a lot stronger.
     
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    Of the 3x 1.6 MX5 diffs I've had welded, only one broke, and the person who welded it blamed his welding tbh. Maybe I was lucky though.
    The 1x 1.8 welded diff didnt break either.

    I have a Torsen in my current one, and yeah its nice and shit for daily use, but the massively uneven tyre wear from the one side to the other on my car shows how gay they still, as they still allow the vast majority of the power to go to the wheel under the least load.
     
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    That's cool then. Getting a daily 1.8 (first mx5 was a 1.6 lsd) with a welded already on so worries are set aside now. Cheers guys
     

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