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Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:52 am
alltracman78 wrote:I thought I would add this here too, in case anyone missed my edit a few posts up.
I have previously stated the RC rear diff has a different ratio.
I was wrong. It is the same as the regular 185 ratio.
I just checked my 92. It came with a TORSEN rear diff. Codes are below.
I also had a 93 that did NOT come with TORSEN rear. Luckily I am moving my storage this week, so if someone would be so good as to bump this thread to remind me, I can check the door code on it [I still have the dr door].
Also, I have a wrecked 91. I don't know which is in it at the moment, but I can at least check the door sticker, assuming it's intact.
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93celicaconv wrote:Also, in the attached PDF file I got from a Toyota rep who contacted someone higher up in Toyota North America, came this 1990 publication indicating TORSEN was an option.
93celicaconv wrote:I do agree that there seems to be no absolute evidence that TORSEN was ever either not provided at all in North America, may be been offered as an option (which doesn't seem to show up on specification sheets, so how could they have been requested when placing orders), or being intermixed with open differentials by chance on North American builds (which I highly doubt given the significant cost difference at the time between a conventional open differential and a TORSEN differential).
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:10 am
underscore wrote:I'd say there's no evidence that it ever was offered as an option in North America. Was it even an option elsewhere in the world? I can't say I've ever heard of anyone having any proof of a factory-installed LSD in any non-RC/CS/GrpA 185. They may have considered it and that's why it pops up here and there and all these rumours exist, but I'd say that's about as far as it went.
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