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Old 01-19-2019, 04:34 PM
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Aftermarket Auburn vs Factory Auburn

How similar is a new Auburn HP series to the Auburn limited slip that originally came in a 1986 IROC-Z? Similar casting? Internals?
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Old 01-19-2019, 06:21 PM
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They are essentially the same. There are detail differences but not much. They revise their product often; within acoupla years, no parts interchange. Never really gets any "better", sometimes gets ALOT worse; but nothing fits anymore

The "high-perf" one has more springs on the clutches.

I'm not a fan of that company. AT ALL.
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Old 01-19-2019, 10:21 PM
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So I ended up getting one from JEGS. $40 off at the moment plus a $30 coupon code. Total was like $327.00. I’d rather have a Torsen or Truetrac but this will keep it close to factory for way less.
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If you drive it like most mature people drive then it will last pretty well. If you drive it like someone normally drives a hot rod then it won't last a long time. You will need to add a lot of limited slip oil additive to it to keep it from chattering. It usually takes 2 bottles of the Ford LSD additive to get it somewhat quiet.
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