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Old 05-16-2019, 03:23 PM
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Can the differential (pumpkin) be removed and replaced using a hydraulic floor jack while the car is on jack stands? I'm considering doing a LSD install (Quaife)
on my base 07. I believe the thing weighs about 90 pounds. I've seen instructions on this site on how to do the installation. If I run into
trouble, I plan to haul the differential and LSD parts to a pro to do the rebuild (and save some money).
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Yep. Super easy. Removing the sway bar and the back half of the exhaust make it easier yet.
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Actually you can do about anything with the correct jack stands. It often is not as easy as doing things on a lift, but it is possible. Be cautious and make sure there is safety "catch."
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Originally Posted by Mikeys View Post
Can the differential (pumpkin) be removed and replaced using a hydraulic floor jack while the car is on jack stands? I'm considering doing a LSD install (Quaife)
on my base 07. I believe the thing weighs about 90 pounds. I've seen instructions on this site on how to do the installation. If I run into
trouble, I plan to haul the differential and LSD parts to a pro to do the rebuild (and save some money).

Pumpkin removed
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:11 AM
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You can but this makes it far easier and controllable (plus the size of it is perfect for a diff) !
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Pumpkin removed
I am truly with my brothers
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I got one of these off of craigslist for $75. Perfect for trannys, diffs, stock exhaust. 1500lbs capacity:





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Old 05-19-2019, 08:49 AM
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It is difficult to balance it on a jack if yours is missing the jack plate like mine was. The pumpkin weighs about ~80 lbs without fluid. You can man handle it in place. The most difficult part was clearing the sway bar. Though I wouldn't recommend it.
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Do your diff bushings while it's out
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