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Hi folks, I'm thinking about installing the Ford Racing Torsen differential in my SVT ... if there's anybody out there who's done this mod I'd appreciate some input ... specifically, on these questions:

1) How would it be for a daily driver? One guy I talked to indicated it would have a detrimental effect on driving feel.

2) Would this shorten the life of other components under the hood?

3) What kind of labor charges would you expect to install it?

Any help would be appreciated.
 

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1.) if anything you will like it more, more taction is good.
2.) if you flog it yes, same driving style no
3.) my guess would be $1000 ish for install. might as well do a clutch/flywheel/slave cylinder when your in there.
 

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It is not necessary for a daily driver and having one will not affect any other parts in the drivetrain.
I have a Torsen in my PWSC SVT track car which works seamlessly both on and off track.

I got a quote last November for installing a Quaife in my other SVT from a place in Salinas, whose owner is a local Shelby club member.
It came to ~$1000 with me supplying the diff and reusing the original clutch and flywheel. There would have been a charge if I had wanted to change those as well.
The price included new bearings, oil seals and fluid.
Of the total amount ~$900 was labor.

Here is a blow by blow account of a how to install video that I found.
Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUjedw1NbcQ&feature=related
Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC1C5K-1AbU&feature=related
Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMjZ_IVHSIY&feature=related
 
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