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    Kaaz and Nismo diff choice?

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    Going for a 1.5 way in the new car. Coming to order and Iím a bit stumped.

    Kaaz have part numbers based on

    S14 93-96 Manual 1.5 Way
    S14 93-96 Manual 2 Way

    S14 93-96 Auto 1.5 Way
    S14 93-96 Auto 2 Way

    S14 96-99 Manual 1.5 Way
    S14 96-99 Manual 2 Way

    S14 96-99 Auto 1.5 Way
    S14 96-99 Auto 2 Way



    But Nismo simply have:

    S14 1 Way
    S14 2 Way

    I know thereís supposed to be some spline differences or something in the diff. But anyone know why these differences donít seem to matter to Nismo?

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    I'm not 100% as ive never bought one, but i got a feeling that brand new nismo diffs come with their own shafts.
    As for the spline difference, early s14s had 29 spline output shafts and later ones had 30 spline output shafts. I think I've got a document that gives the exact years so I'll have a look

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    Thanks Mike, that would be an interesting read. And thanks for the information, the Nismo does appear to come with shafts so that will be the difference. In which case it makes the Nismo a much more complete offering but it’s subject to hefty import tax.

    I had a Kaaz 2 way in my old car and I’d like to experience something new.

    So if I buy a Nismo it won’t matter whether I buy an S14 or S14a diff casing to build it into because it has its own shafts. Makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piman2k View Post
    Thanks Mike, that would be an interesting read. And thanks for the information, the Nismo does appear to come with shafts so that will be the difference. In which case it makes the Nismo a much more complete offering but itís subject to hefty import tax.

    I had a Kaaz 2 way in my old car and Iíd like to experience something new.

    So if I buy a Nismo it wonít matter whether I buy an S14 or S14a diff casing to build it into because it has its own shafts. Makes sense.
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...it?usp=sharing

    The info isn't stuff that I've collected, I just copied it from a forum post a saw

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    Super helpful mate. Got what I need. Thanks again.

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    Just a quick one, the casings then will be the same? If I buy a Nismo I can rebuild it into an S14a or S14 diff without issue?

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    I'm fairly certain the only difference in the housing is whether it has an abs sensor in the nose or not. The internals should be the same between s14 and s14a

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    Thanks Mike. I found the Nismo catalogue in English so I've deduced the one I need for definite, and it's compatible with the S14 as long as it's manual and DET not DE.

    Now i can't decide if I should hold off ordering in case this trade deal bears some fruit.

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    This is from memory so dont go spending any money on what Ive said but ...........
    the Nismo definitely comes with shafts, its also adjustable for locking ration and they all fit in the same cases. From a usage point of view Id take a Nismo over a Kaaz every day of the week, much smoother, quieter and more predictable.
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    Thanks bud, worth the extra this time around. My Kaaz 2 way was cool, but noisy. I contemplated the SuperQ option but the Nismo's are on discount on RHDJapan and Nengun.

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    Does anyone have experience with nismo vs. SuperQ?
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    not all Nismo diffs are adjustable. only the ones where you have to take the one half shaft out.
    ive 2 Nismo diffs and one is quiet and the other mega clonky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rococo View Post
    Does anyone have experience with nismo vs. SuperQ?
    I didn't manage to find much feedback about the Super-Q at all. But at the moment if you're buying new, the GT Pro is actually cheaper even after duties.

    Quote Originally Posted by green_rs13 View Post
    not all Nismo diffs are adjustable. only the ones where you have to take the one half shaft out.
    ive 2 Nismo diffs and one is quiet and the other mega clonky.
    That's right, GT LSD is non adjustable but GT Pro and GT Pro Carbon are.

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    Neither, you want a OS Giken Super Lock
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    Quote Originally Posted by rococo View Post
    Does anyone have experience with nismo vs. SuperQ?
    My nismo GT Pro was like it wasnt there until you wanted it to be and Ive never heard of SuperQ, make of that what you will
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    Quote Originally Posted by docwra View Post
    My nismo GT Pro was like it wasnt there until you wanted it to be and Ive never heard of SuperQ, make of that what you will
    Its an up-spec on Kaaz, a super quiet coating. About £100 over a regular Kaaz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piman2k View Post
    I didn't manage to find much feedback about the Super-Q at all. But at the moment if you're buying new, the GT Pro is actually cheaper even after duties.

    That's right, GT LSD is non adjustable but GT Pro and GT Pro Carbon are.
    Yeah I guess it is almost the same price. £850 for Kaaz SuperQ from DW, ~£750 for nismo from RHDJapan + ~£100 for vat+import tax + ??? Shipping. You got the half-shafts or w/e they're called with it as well too.

    One point I have seen brought up is that rebuilding/help with a nismo lsd is quite difficult to find but Kaaz is a lot easier on the support side. Having never owned an LSD i'm not sure how much weight this holds tho.

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    I reckon you'll land a Nismo for £1125 after all the duties, maybe a touch more with a handling fee. I haven't heard anything about the rebuild parts but to be honest, I doubt most people buying one will ever get to enough usage to rebuild either anyway. Though the parts are there on RHDJapan and Nengun.

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    Ah but for only £200 more you could get the OS Giken one

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    Quote Originally Posted by rococo View Post
    Ah but for only £200 more you could get the OS Giken one
    But you can say that about anything, and keep going and going and going. I donít want an OS Giken one anyway.

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