Originally Posted by Roncallo
Interesting. Would this be a bolt in fit for a 1996 SL600. Does the torque sensing LSD require any external controls. Are the axle shaft flanges the same with same?
I know they changed to a once piece half shaft that engages the diff directly (no flange), but I'm unaware of the spline count on the half-shafts or the diff, so I'm unaware if custom shafts would be required (just respline the C63's for the R107 outers) or you could just use the inner CV with the R107 half shafts.
The LSD requires no external control. It works like most of the Japanese style LSD's (and BMW) where it has a pair of ramps on either side of the spiders that engage the spider carrier and upon applied torque, it forces the plates into the clutches, engaging the clutches and increasing the lockup force. In my opinion it's a much better design to the old MB diffs where it's essentially just clutches packed into a carrier.
The AMG's use the 215 diff and the charger (perhaps early challenger) SRT8's used this diff so you have a variety of backplates to fit.