After market differential
While I have just bought my yellow 04, I had a 11,000 mi. blue/blue 04 that I traded in on a new G8. Glad to say, the G8 was traded for the yellow 04.
The yellow 04 however has not lived an easy life, and the previous owner probably beat it as the rear end is whirring and clicking away. I know that it has to be replaced. My question is this:
Has anybody toyed with/ or is anybody building a HD diff from a different donor rear end i.e 12 bolt/8.8 ford/9"ford and keeping the irs intact? I know that there are those that have replaced the whole rear w/ a live rear axle, but I don't want to lose the e-brake, ABS, and the traction control if I can avoid it.
I'll do w/o the traction control if I have to, I know most of us turn the **** thing off anyway, and the e-brake is adaptable, but the abs are a must
I've located a replacement diff for 400.00 at a salvage yard, and I won't beat the car anyway so it'll probably last as long as I want it, but..............
(there is always a "but")