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Limited slip axle code? #1046260 05/08/12 06:58 PM
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promodmerc Offline OP
What is the code for the limited slip rear diff? I want to start scouring the salvage yards for a limited slip.

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Re: Limited slip axle code? [Re: promodmerc] #1046261 05/10/12 10:51 PM
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promodmerc Offline OP
After some deeper searching it appears KIA does not differentiate between an open diff or limited slip diff <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/angry.gif" alt="" />

I'm so use to Ford doing this I figured every car mfg did.

Re: Limited slip axle code? [Re: promodmerc] #1046262 05/18/12 03:43 PM
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homerdog Offline
It's in the serial number somewhere, I have no idea where though. I ran mine once and limited slip showed up as one of the options.

2001 Sportage, TJ 106's, Everet spacers and bumpstops, Bilstein shocks on the rear, cone filter, Crager wheels, 235-75-15 Goodyear tires. Custom front winch bumper by Dave Scott. Currently DOA, but it is a work in progress.
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Re: Limited slip axle code? [Re: homerdog] #1046263 05/20/12 11:38 PM
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Xander Offline
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Masterjeep.com sells them new for about 530$

Re: Limited slip axle code? [Re: Xander] #1046264 05/25/12 02:32 PM
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DennisThompson Offline
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Most salvage yards have the cars off the ground some with tires removed, with everything in neutral turn one of the brake drums (tires if still on), if the other side turns the same direction it has limited slip, if it turns the opposite direction it's open or a wore out minted slip.


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Re: Limited slip axle code? [Re: promodmerc] #1046265 05/29/12 12:35 AM
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jfrey123 Offline
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Not sure if it would apply to your guy's Sportages, but the Sorentos have a label above the pumpkin on the rear that indicated if it is "LSD" or not, also gives the ratio (either 3.333 or 4.666 on our Kia 10 bolts)


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