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Old 05-10-15, 10:08 AM
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Any 4.88 2nd Gen Diffs Left?

Have one or know of someone who does? Mine ate itself last weekend and looking for a new one. R&P only or complete diff is good with me.
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Old 05-13-15, 11:39 AM
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Mazdatrix still sells 4.77s... but they're $$$$

I'm not sure if it's legal in EP, but you could just swap in a ford 8.8:
FC Ford 8.8 IRS Mounting Kit

I'm running 5.13s in mine currently. They make 4.88s for them too.
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I cant tell from the photo but is your diff an NA or T2?
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Have to run the NA diff in EP. I have a 4.30 but use the 4.88 for shorter tracks (Jerico gear box). A 4.77 would also work and I talked to the guy that makes the 4.77 for Mazdatrix but would prefer one complete and ready to go. There's got to be a few laying around and they are not as popular as the 5.12.
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I was in a similar situation last year. Had a busted 5.12, so I put my old 4.10 in the car. I spent a significant amount of time looking for another 5.12 or a 4.88. I never did find one. I finally ordered a 4.857 R&P from Mazda Motorsports (MP01‐27‐110, $458) for the SCCA runoffs (Oct) but they were backordered and it didn't arrive in time - I think I finally received it in February. I'm planning to have Mazdatrix put a diff together for me with it.

I'll watch this thread and hope you have better luck.


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Interesting you are all having so much trouble finding this. The FC diff is the same R&P specs as the FB correct?

I run an 84 and I got my 4.77 R&P out of the front axel of a kia sportage... If I recall I don't think I paid more than 150 bucks for the whole diff. and there were tons to be had on ebay.
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Originally Posted by wallyrx7 View Post
Interesting you are all having so much trouble finding this. The FC diff is the same R&P specs as the FB correct?

I run an 84 and I got my 4.77 R&P out of the front axel of a kia sportage... If I recall I don't think I paid more than 150 bucks for the whole diff. and there were tons to be had on ebay.
The FC diff has a longer pinion than the FB.. so the gear has to be grafted on to a FC pinion shaft.
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I have custom 5.12 final drive for FC, that I don't need
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I have one, been waiting for 2 days for the 2nd generation for sale mods to approve my thread.

4.88 speedsource rear end set up by Trembly, Miata torsen diff, 1500 miles, all you have to do is bolt the housing together and install the subshafts (which I have all of it).

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I have two sets of 4.78 kia gears. I was planning to send them to the guy who extended them for speedsource. Have not had the need for it yet....

If you are interested perhaps we can have him do both, one for you and one for me...
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Originally Posted by Continuum View Post
I was in a similar situation last year. Had a busted 5.12, so I put my old 4.10 in the car. I spent a significant amount of time looking for another 5.12 or a 4.88. I never did find one. I finally ordered a 4.857 R&P from Mazda Motorsports (MP01‐27‐110, $458) for the SCCA runoffs (Oct) but they were backordered and it didn't arrive in time - I think I finally received it in February. I'm planning to have Mazdatrix put a diff together for me with it.

I'll watch this thread and hope you have better luck.


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Unless you are running a 1st gen or miata full 3rd member somehow that part number wont fit a 2nd gen diff....it's the short pinion version. You will have to have mazdatrix extend it.
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Originally Posted by diyman25 View Post
I have custom 5.12 final drive for FC, that I don't need
8" or 7" ?
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Isnt it a common mod for FD guys to put TII diffs into the FD's ?? why cant it be done visa versa , take an FD Diff with the RX8 ring and pinion , and than put it into an FC?

you have have 4.44 or 4.77
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Because the pinion in the FC is much longer. The gear sets are not interchangeable.

The differential itself is interchangeable between TII, FD and RX-8. But only the carrier, not the gears.

Just like the differential is interchangeable between the miata and all non-turbo RX-7s..(with some variation in stub shafts)
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Originally Posted by RockLobster View Post
Unless you are running a 1st gen or miata full 3rd member somehow that part number wont fit a 2nd gen diff....it's the short pinion version. You will have to have mazdatrix extend it.
Correct. They've got a shop they sub out to for the modification.


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Originally Posted by RockLobster View Post
I have two sets of 4.78 kia gears. I was planning to send them to the guy who extended them for speedsource. Have not had the need for it yet....
How much was he going to charge to extend a pinion? Because that sounds kind of like a viable option(extend rx8 4.44 for fc tii).
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Originally Posted by Jager View Post
I have one, been waiting for 2 days for the 2nd generation for sale mods to approve my thread.

4.88 speedsource rear end set up by Trembly, Miata torsen diff, 1500 miles, all you have to do is bolt the housing together and install the subshafts (which I have all of it).

Intersted?

Wish I would have logged on the site sooner. Just saw you sold it and I would have bought it for your asking price.

Originally Posted by RockLobster View Post
I have two sets of 4.78 kia gears. I was planning to send them to the guy who extended them for speedsource. Have not had the need for it yet....

If you are interested perhaps we can have him do both, one for you and one for me...

I know the guy you are referring to and spoke to him a couple months back after mine broke and he recommends using new Kia gear sets as they are relatively cheap and worth the extra $100 or so over used. If I recall he was about $600 labor for the pinion modification. He also does them for Mazdatrix. I"m going to keep looking for used.



Still looking, prefer a clutch type 4.88 LSD but would consider Torsen for the right price.
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Anyone have any better gears for sale other than the standard gears for a FC turboII diff?

If U do can U Pm's please may be keen
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