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Does anybody know if these Torsen rear ends are a little noisey due to the nature of their design. Mine has a little whine that is noticeable. Just curious if anybody else has noticed this ? ? ? ? :seeya
 

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Bill Scott said:
Does anybody know if these Torsen rear ends are a little noisey due to the nature of their design. Mine has a little whine that is noticeable. Just curious if anybody else has noticed this ? ? ? ?
I doubt it. The parts that make a Torsen differential different, don't normally turn with respect to each other. Only during turns, or if one wheel was smaller than the other.

Diffenentials of any design are the same in this respect.

The noise that's been discussed in other threads is related to the meshing of the pinion and ring bevel gears, also inside the differential housing. How much noise comes from the bevel gears is dependant on how the gears were fabricated and how they are shimmed when installed, or how worn they have become.
 

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I know how a ring & pinion are set up and work. I am wondering if others have noticed any rear end noise. I really don't think a 2004 should have any gear noise, I just want to ask around before I take it in to have it checked out. Also I thought I read somewhere that these rear ends were set up with extra clearance to allow them to withstand higher operating temps ????
 

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Bill Scott: My rear end was pretty quiet before I changed the gear ratio. Never was aware of any rear end noise with the stock gearset.

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The only noise I get is when I back up fast it makes a little noise. :cool :cool
 

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Bill Scott said:
Does anybody know if these Torsen rear ends are a little noisey due to the nature of their design. Mine has a little whine that is noticeable. Just curious if anybody else has noticed this ? ? ? ? :seeya
Sorry Bill, I answered based on how I read the post. Not what may have been intended.

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I don't think I'd be suprised that some differentials will make more noise than others. The nature of how the gears have to be shimmed on a unit by unit basis, practically garantees some variation. Besides, no mass manufacturer does 100% inspection of every feature of every part. The only time that happens is when there is some critical, usually safety related issue.

Looking at the your post again, I'm wondering if you are trying to ask what the reputation is for this particular make/model/version of differential. I don't know.

My take is that it is technically superior to a standard diff.
 

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The only noise I get is when I back up fast it makes a little noise. :cool :cool
The gears don't mesh the same way in reverse. The tooth profiles are designed for fwd operation.
 

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Rear end noise

My 05' SSR has approx. 450 miles on it. It has had a slight whine since day one, particularly when no load is being applied to it, anywhere above 40 mph.
 
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