Welcome Guest!!!

Thank you for visiting the GM Kappa Performance Forum. This forum is the only performance oriented forum for all GM Kappa Platform Enthusiasts.  We hope you will join and share your experiences.  Becoming a member is FREE! If you want to advertise on this forum, email KappaPerformance at yahoo.com.


Registration required to view the forum attachments. Below is a sample of the current top 25 topics.
Supporting Membership has many advantages.


More information on becoming a supporting member or vendor can be found on the sub forum; Site Help and Suggestions; thread - Supporting Members and Vendors.

Author Topic: Quaife diff  (Read 1890 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Jim

  • Premium Member
  • Master Tech
  • *
  • Posts: 406
  • Karma: +13/-4
Quaife diff
« on: July 31, 2016, 08:53:49 PM »
I've replaced my diff fluid and friction modifier and still have a whine (sounds like turbo spool but it isn't) and I'm considering replacing the diff with a Quaife unit and would appreciate hearing from anyone that has done this. Curiuos to know if you ran into any big issues. I've read about some shimming issues which seem minor to me but other than that, all I've found are positive things.
Thanks
The road to success is always under construction.

Offline LatinVenom

  • Premium Member
  • Gearhead
  • *
  • Posts: 3062
  • Karma: +7/-5
  • Location: South Florida
Re: Quaife diff
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2016, 06:39:31 PM »
Jim, try to send a PM to Yamatr3, he has one on his Solstice V8 car and very happy with it.
Solstice GXP 2007.
Aggressive and fully loaded.
Mods: Magnaflow 2.5" exhaust, DDM Backbone & ProBeam,ZOK suspension,LV Kappa Front Chassis Brace, BTF Turbo Upgraded Wheel, Windristrictor, JPM Center console,arms,tulip,side doors,DDM Upgraded wheel tune.

Offline Yamatr3

  • Upgraded Member
  • Master Tech
  • *
  • Posts: 430
  • Karma: +0/-1
  • Location: FL
Re: Quaife diff
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2016, 06:27:52 PM »
Once you go Quaiffe, you won't go back.  it is 10X better than the stock diff.  It is hard to get the car to spin out of a corner with the Quaiffe.  I could get the car to spin so easy going around a corner with the stock diff.  The Quaff gets the rear end to hook up so much better. 

I was one of the first to do the Quaiffe, and had to change a bearing as it was not correct from new.  It was a simple fix though.  They do take some fine tuning to get correct, but once there, they are great. 
« Last Edit: August 07, 2016, 01:02:37 PM by Yamatr3 »

Offline Jim

  • Premium Member
  • Master Tech
  • *
  • Posts: 406
  • Karma: +13/-4
Re: Quaife diff
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2016, 07:26:14 PM »
Thanks! I'll make the swap in a couple weeks.
The road to success is always under construction.

Offline Mike1885

  • Premium Member
  • Tech
  • *
  • Posts: 15
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Location: Skokie Illinois
Re: Quaife diff
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2017, 03:44:21 PM »
Hello Group:  I have a 2.4L NA Solstice that is a race car in road racing.  I want to replace the rear end to a 4.10 gear.  I am not concerned with fule efficiency and just want better low end torque.  Anyone know where i can get a 4.10 rear end.   :(

Mike

Offline Steelmesh

  • Premium Member
  • Master Tech
  • *
  • Posts: 670
  • Karma: +5/-2
  • Location: Detroit Metro
    • Kappadapt
Re: Quaife diff
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2017, 04:23:12 PM »
Hello Group:  I have a 2.4L NA Solstice that is a race car in road racing.  I want to replace the rear end to a 4.10 gear.  I am not concerned with fule efficiency and just want better low end torque.  Anyone know where i can get a 4.10 rear end.   :(

Mike

Maybe search for a ring and pinion gear set for a 2005 Cadillac CTS, that should drop in if they make it in 4.10
2006 Solstice #1458, Twincharged LE5/LEA, 5757+M62, Werks exh manifold, Tial bpv/wg, Cams, dual meth, 40 PSI, Kappadapt clutch hose/flywheel bolts/trans mount, Aisin AR5, Stage 5 clutch
Turbo-only power 444whp/422wtrq

2013 Cruze Missile, tuned, 42 lb, ZZP SRI/FMIC/DP/MP/CB, Kappadapt trans mount

Support Kappaperformance.com!!  Note: a couple huge corporations own and control several hundred of the top automotive enthusiast forums subsequently profiteering from these communities on the backs of volunteer moderators.

Offline Mike1885

  • Premium Member
  • Tech
  • *
  • Posts: 15
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Location: Skokie Illinois
Re: Quaife diff
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2017, 04:44:53 PM »
Thank you Steelmesh.  Will do.  What I have seen is that the rear end in a cadillac go lower not higher.  Anyway, I will look harder

 

Powered by EzPortal