Peloquin Differential

Discussion in 'T3 & T4 Tech Help Clinic' started by peter915, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. peter915

    peter915 Active Member

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    Those looking for a locking alternative may like to read this.

    The peloquin diff is an interesting option.
    My Syncro came without any locking differentials
    I recently did a costing exercise on purchasing all the relevant parts need to convert one diff.
    To purchase the complete list of parts for one differential - $2171.00 AU in today's conversion - US to AU dollars. This price includes freight to AU.
    To install these parts requires labour - plus
    The front diff requires machining the blank port to install the locking lever.
    Allow $200.00
    To fit the same to the rear diff - which - in my case doesn't include a cast port for the locking actuator - purchase a secondhand case -at around $800 AU
    Plus machining the same case to suit the locker - allow $200 AU
    Plus labour to assemble the complete diff. Allow $480.00 AU approx

    Front differential
    Parts $2171.00
    Labour $480.00
    Machining $ 200.00
    Totals $2851

    rear differential
    Parts $2171.00
    Labour $480.00
    Machining $ 200.00
    Diff case with port $800
    Totals $3651

    Add to the above a Vacuum circuit and controls - allow minimum $500

    Or

    Buy One Peloquin differential to suit the Syncro case - at $1654.00 AU in today's conversion - US to AU dollars. Plus Freight -allow $150 AU =$1800.00 AU
    Plus labour to install in either front or rear differential

    Buy two Peloquin Diffs for a total of $3600.00
    Plus labour to install
    Hmmm ..
    ??? :):)
     
  2. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    Is it a torque biasing dif?
     
  3. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Yep
     
  4. peter915

    peter915 Active Member

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  5. nils

    nils Well-Known Member

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    Think you are on the right track there Peter. I feel a lot of syncro owner suffer from "knob envy"

    There is no way i could justify adding lockers if I didn't have them. I could rebuild most of the car for that cost
     
  6. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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  7. peter915

    peter915 Active Member

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    I suspect so, looks to have the same spiral gears internally
     
  8. Beau

    Beau Member

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    "The Peloquin or Quaife, and basically any other torque-biasing diff, will not have both axles being supplied power if the car either has one wheel off the ground, has no load/traction on one side, whereas the Wavetrac will always have power being put down to both axles, as it is preloaded at any given time, even if one drive wheel is off the ground. "

    Reading reviews here (http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?4905850-peloquin-vs-wavetrac-vs-quaife) people are very happy with peloquin for street driving...while there are some questionable reviews for it behaving off road... If they don't provide power to the wheel on the ground (while the other is in the air) - I wouldn't be happy with that in the syncro...

    What's everyone's thoughts on that?

    Cheers
    Beau
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2018
  9. Kafermeister

    Kafermeister Member

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    Where were you considering buying the peloquin from? I was in the states a couple of months ago and was considering picking up a 2WD Peloquin however Peloquin said to buy through a dealer but GoWesty had been sold out for the past 3 months (and although there were other sellers, I.e. evwparts, I thought if I had of put up the cash then they probably would have had to wait for Peloquin’s next run of that model anyway.
     
  10. peter915

    peter915 Active Member

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  11. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    I have been told of this before that Peloquin or Quaife diffs are very good for street cars and not designed for off road use when you lift a wheel.
     

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