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STIGCRAFTER - 7.14.16, 10:47 pm Post #1: | Reply With Quote
Backstory: A while back I bought a Summit diff case, as well as an extra Slash case, to play around with the idea of shoving it into my Telluride LT. Anyways, the other day I had some time to start trying it out for real.

Also, disclaimer: I know it isn't the best idea and it will probably dramatically weaken my $400++ truck, but I've already started, so why not? Plus as of now I've only modified spare parts, so I can still put it back to working condition.

First off, I took off the original diff case and shock tower, which are both really, really dirty.




I then put the stock diff in the Summit casing, so I could position the diff and also test the drivetrain.




Then I started cutting at the case and the front half of the Slash case to get the case to sit nicer and be more secured






...and to still be able to attach the front bumper.





That's my progress so far. I'm working on something to connect the front casing to the chassis mechanically, to which I'll also have to attach the shock tower. Besides that, it's still going better than I expected.

Also, if you're planning on trying this, use a dremel. I used basically every tool in the garage except our Dremel, and in hindsight it probably would have gone much smoother.
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David Brock - 7.15.16, 1:39 pm Post #2: | Reply With Quote
This could be really cool. Keep us/me informed.
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JesterTheJoker - 7.15.16, 4:02 pm Post #3: | Reply With Quote
ohh me likey, i thought about this with neuro diffs, but they are so much bigger than anything else not sure it would work
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STIGCRAFTER - 7.15.16, 4:14 pm Post #4: | Reply With Quote
^^^ Yeah, those diffs seem quite bulky, and the fact the summit diff is based off the same design is the only reason why it can fit, kinda.

David Brock said
This could be really cool. Keep us/me informed.
Thanks, I will.
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aver3 - 7.15.16, 7:13 pm Post #5: | Reply With Quote
I'm looking forward to seeing the results!
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Squeegie - 7.15.16, 9:27 pm Post #6: | Reply With Quote
The Nero diff brain looks neat in concept.
Videos look great.
Anyone here actually try one yet?

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fyrstormer - 7.16.16, 3:32 am Post #7: | Reply With Quote
This is a very interesting development. Have you figured out where to put the locker servo yet?

From a purely functional perspective though, you *could* just permanently lock the front diff and the truck would handle just fine.
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David Brock - 7.16.16, 9:33 am Post #8: | Reply With Quote
I would think you'd want to permanently lock the rear and make the front lock\unlockable......
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fyrstormer - 7.16.16, 1:37 pm Post #9: | Reply With Quote
For light trailing, a locked front diff makes more difference, because the front axle does a lot of the work by pulling the truck over obstacles. If the rear is locked and the front isn't, then one of the front wheels can get jammed against an obstacle while the other spins in the dirt, and the truck will go nowhere.

That's why my Tellurides have locked front diffs, and rear diffs filled with very thick oil.
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David Brock - 7.16.16, 4:39 pm Post #10: | Reply With Quote
I can see that, tho I was kind of thinking of this in a rally car perspective.
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