Hey there guys. Owner of an L700 in the process of getting a AWD conversion done. Just some quick questions with regards to LSDs and running AWD.
I understand the DSport LSDs are made for cars that are FF only. Cusco JP does have a few products, seemingly exclusively made for the M312S and the KJ-VET engine and transmission.
Now the L7 I have at the moment already has a K3-VET from a YRV turbo conversion done, however instead of the standard 4-speed automatic it’s got a 5-speed manual from a Storia / Sirion M100. It’s in the process of getting AWD, from a donor L9. Basically the fuel tank, centre shaft, transfer case will be from the L9 and they all fit, my understanding is that the ratios from the rear axle and transmission all match too. The transfer case is also the same one as that on the Storia AWD with the K3-VE2 5-speed manual, and the rebadge of the Storia, the Toyota Duet. I don’t have part numbers at the moment but I’ve them written down somewhere.
So there’s this chap from Japan that managed to make AWD work with a 5-speed manual on a Storia chassis, and he confirms that the Cusco LSD for the M312S works on the rear axle but he uses a Storia X4 (with the JC-DET) LSD for the front:
There’s also a company in Japan called Provile that makes “FR” bits for AWD L7s so they can go drifting and they use 2-Way Cusco LSDs on the rear axle which are originally for the M312S.
Long story short, I am wondering; since the Cusco rear LSD for the M312S works with the L7/9 rear axle, would the front Cusco LSDs for the M312S work with the M100 5-speed too? Not too much of a long shot since the KJ and K3 are fairly similar?
Thanks guys for your time.