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I have a 260 that is getting ready for a v8, I've heard rumor that there were certain R200's with limited slip. The turbo 87-88 300z and possibly a 200sx. What gives? Will it bolt up to my r180's mustache bar mount? will the turbos cv's fit? help!
 

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> I have a 260 that is getting ready for a v8,
> I've heard rumor that there were certain
> R200's with limited slip. The turbo 87-88
> 300z and possibly a 200sx. What gives? Will
> it bolt up to my r180's mustache bar mount?
> will the turbos cv's fit? help!

Go to the 76-83 z car forum archive and look for my post something like installiation of 3.7 Lsd for the archives...It will tell you how to do it and where to get one-Good luck Travis 77z
 

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You will need the mustache bar from a 75-78 280z that was equiped with an R-200. You will also need to grab the driveshaft from the 280z. Now, when/if you get a 3.70 LSD you will need to also get the cv shafts and the companion flanges from the car. The companion flange is the flange on the 87-88 300 turbo where the halfshaft bolts to the small axle that drives the wheel. You need to switch this flange with your current flange so that the new cv halfshaft will bolt up. Good luck! You will also need to order a solid aluminum diff mount from motorsport. The v-8 will surely break the stock rubber one in a heartbeat.

> Go to the 76-83 z car forum archive and look
> for my post something like
> installiation of 3.7 Lsd for the
> archives...It will tell you how to do it and
> where to get one-Good luck Travis 77z
 

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CV questions

I have the 3.7 in my 280z, now question is about the CV shafts . I thought the CV shafts had to come out of a 280 zx . And there was something about an axle seal modification . I may head back and get the CV's and companion flanges . Have you done this before, any problems .

> You will need the mustache bar from a 75-78
> 280z that was equiped with an R-200. You
> will also need to grab the driveshaft from
> the 280z. Now, when/if you get a 3.70 LSD
> you will need to also get the cv shafts and
> the companion flanges from the car. The
> companion flange is the flange on the 87-88
> 300 turbo where the halfshaft bolts to the
> small axle that drives the wheel. You need
> to switch this flange with your current
> flange so that the new cv halfshaft will
> bolt up. Good luck! You will also need to
> order a solid aluminum diff mount from
> motorsport. The v-8 will surely break the
> stock rubber one in a heartbeat.
 

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Clint, I thought you had it all figured out?

> I have the 3.7 in my 280z, now question is
> about the CV shafts . I thought the CV
> shafts had to come out of a 280 zx . And
> there was something about an axle seal
> modification . I may head back and get the
> CV's and companion flanges . Have you done
> this before, any problems .

Clint- I am in the process of finding a LSD 3.7 to put in my 280z. I have your instructions.....if I follow them step by step no problem right? -Travis 77z
 

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Have no fear Travis

If you follow those instructions boom you should have no problems at all . However I have my old u-joint halfshafts not the cv shafts which are stronger for my new turbo motor and reduce hp loss. I am always learning and don't know everything, but I like to try to help people out . The more of this type of info will make people want to attempt to do modifications. When you are done please revise article and repost with clarifications and updates . You will not regret this new task . It should take you about a day with no fancy tools except a floor jack and some brute strength . Let us know how other mods go .

> Clint- I am in the process of finding a LSD
> 3.7 to put in my 280z. I have your
> instructions.....if I follow them step by
> step no problem right? -Travis 77z
 

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Re: Have no fear Travis

If your R-200 did not use the cv style joints I don't know if you can convert it. The cv halfshafts actually slide into the diff on either side over a splined shaft. Much like how the clutch disc slides over the transmission spline. That is my understanding of how it works. You will need to get an R-200 from a 280zx or 300z that came with cv halfshafts. Someone correct me if I am wrong!

> If you follow those instructions boom you
> should have no problems at all . However I
> have my old u-joint halfshafts not the cv
> shafts which are stronger for my new turbo
> motor and reduce hp loss. I am always
> learning and don't know everything, but I
> like to try to help people out . The more of
> this type of info will make people want to
> attempt to do modifications. When you are
> done please revise article and repost with
> clarifications and updates . You will not
> regret this new task . It should take you
> about a day with no fancy tools except a
> floor jack and some brute strength . Let us
> know how other mods go .
 

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cv again

The 300zx it came out of had cv shafts, so naturally they pop in . I did not put the cv shafts from the 300 in I used my 280z halfshafts with u-joints . If I would want the cv shafts I would have to switch the wheel drive flanges to accept cv shafts . I have to worry about installation length and how the wheel drive flange fits into housing . Go to zhome.com it tells about cv conversion.

> If your R-200 did not use the cv style
> joints I don't know if you can convert it.
> The cv halfshafts actually slide into the
> diff on either side over a splined shaft.
> Much like how the clutch disc slides over
> the transmission spline. That is my
> understanding of how it works. You will need
> to get an R-200 from a 280zx or 300z that
> came with cv halfshafts. Someone correct me
> if I am wrong!
 
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