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Old Tue 25th April 2017, 09:56 AM
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If you didn't already know - there was already an FB post ages ago on one of the Subaru group pages, asking to put expressions of interest to this website: http://www.caplocker.com/

Which I did, didn't think much would come of it. Since then though I received an email from them (around January) I think it said they had enough expressions of interest to make it viable and were looking at sample diffs to get the design. Also asking who would be comfortable paying a deposit so they could get the manufacturing going. I haven't seen or heard anything beyond that since then, and in typical FB group fashion I can't find any record of any of this This is why forums are so much better. You'll just have to trust me Also the deposit was something like $1k and finished cost close to $3k But then this is no easy thing they're trying to do, with the kind of work that goes into a project like this I think that is reasonable.
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Old Wed 26th April 2017, 08:39 PM
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I'd like to track down an R180 locker and fit that. A little bit heavier but nothing like another idea I had!

I doubt I'd be buying something new like that cap locker. Cool that it's happening or has the potential. If I ever get a newer Subaru I might consider it.

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Old Sat 29th April 2017, 04:10 AM
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As far as I know the project you mentioned Sam fell on its arse, the company has no longer any interest in it as the guy who was working on it left / split with them ... ( not sure on all the details )

Just did some sketching for the new diff, will post it here later ...

See here : http://www.ausubaru.com/forum/downlo...d=159&act=down

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Old Sat 29th April 2017, 01:52 PM
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I gotta say, I take my hat off to you and your ability to draw such accurate drawings like that.

So what's the game plan from here?

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Old Sat 29th April 2017, 07:12 PM
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Cool R160 Diff Locker Project ...

Matt ( from Subi Oz Lift ) has taken up the reins & is looking to take it to the Harrop mob. Alex ( the engineer ) is assisting in the design aspects & my good self doing some of the sketching / CAD work - more info to be found on the FB Site :



https://www.facebook.com/R160.Diff.Locker.Project/

Welcome to do the survey too ... !

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Old Sat 29th April 2017, 09:46 PM
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As far as I know the project you mentioned Sam fell on its arse, the company has no longer any interest in it as the guy who was working on it left / split with them ... ( not sure on all the details )

Just did some sketching for the new diff, will post it here later ...

See here : http://www.ausubaru.com/forum/downlo...d=159&act=down

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Oh That's a shame, it looked promising too.

Well then time to jump on the new bandwagon - hopefully this one comes to fruition
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Arrow Shares Drop ...

Bit more info has come to light on the Uneek 4x4 situation :



http://4x4earth.com/forum/index.php?...wngrade.42098/

Takeovers & acquisitions tend to have that effect on business ...

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Wink Diff'd out ...

Latest news in - I've pulled apart my 5MT to assess its condition & can report that it looks good ( no major damage ) ...

- Oh and I can report that the front & rear diffs are definitely not the same, front is bigger by about 10% - Will post up some pictures later ...

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Old Sun 28th May 2017, 10:43 AM
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Yeah the front diff is considerably larger than the rear.

I heard someone worked out that the front diff is/could be fitted with some Dana diff. I don't know the details but I believe they fitted some sort of locker up front. Info was very hard to find to verify this - otherwise I'd be all over this!

Mind you the front LSD is better for onroad use over all in the centre locking L series AWD box - I can easily lift the inner front wheel turning right around roundabouts with a bit of throttle The LSD keeps me moving forward though

I think you'll find that the r180 is much closer to the size of the front diff.

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Yeah the latest update from FB seems to be the guy who runs a VW customisation business already has an R160 locker project underway and expects it to be ready in ~July.
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