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Old 24-11-15, 07:12   #1
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Anyone got shortened diff? What width to go?

Hi guys

Shortening VN diff for VL. Want to keep discs. How far can I go?

Internet says VL = 1520mm and most posts I've seen say shorten 40mm from standard (1520mm-80mm = 1440mm total).

Internet says VN = 1560mm so for the same width as above I'd need to shorten 60m/side (1560mm-120mm = 1440mm total).

Can anyone confirm this?
Can I go narrower KEEPING discs?

Wheel fitment and moving moving shock mounts slightly not a problem. Really just interested in caliper clearance.

Would really like to hear from someone that's done it and/or can measure their shortened diff for me, but any feedback appreciated.
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Old 24-11-15, 20:36   #2
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Why don't u buy a disk brake VL diff instead?!
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Old 25-11-15, 00:49   #3
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Buy VL drum diff, bolt VN calipers/discs to it???
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Old 25-11-15, 14:01   #4
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Buy VL drum diff, bolt VN calipers/discs to it???
have to change axle seals as well to disk brake seals
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Old 27-11-15, 21:41   #5
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You can go up to 45mm on a vl length diff and keep the standard discs and calipers . It will be FA between the caliper and shock . Took 70 mm out of each side on mine and had to go to drums . Stops fine , using VZ front brakes and VT master/booster
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Old 30-11-15, 06:27   #6
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Thanks mate. At 45mm are there any other clearance issues? Looking quickly I was worried about the rail to caliper clearance.

Not sure if you first guys followed my original post. I want a diff that I'd narrower than standard, so why buy a $1k VLT diff and chop that up when I can start with a $50 one from a VN?
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Old 06-01-16, 14:08   #7
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i went 50mm and had to use drums. as the caliper was hitting the shock
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