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Old 25-03-2021   #1
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Has anyone had any experience rebuilding a cinquecento box with 500 internals, uprated syncros and a Quaife LSD?
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I don't think you would need an lsd on a cinq!!!!
Is there such things as uprated synchros for that box? Mine's a bit crunchy.
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Mine is producing enough power to justify one, I am told you can can install 500 modern cogs and syncros, which are stronger and have a better shift.
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I have a turbo starlet with 200bhp and don't really feel the need for an lsd, but each to their own.

I guess anything is possible if you throw enough money at it. It. Is just swapping the bell housing from the cinq box into another box an option? That is often a cheaper way to go about it?
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Re: Quaife LSD

I'm in the process of building up a box with a quaife diff. Not changing the syncros though, never had an issue with them so never felt the need to upgrade them or replace them..
I guess if they're worn or the oil is crap it might affect the operation?

Not stripped down a newer 500 box, just loads of cinq/sei/punto boxes.

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Well, I did it.
Fitted the my Quaife LSD equipped rebuilt gearbox today.
WOW!
I have done a lot of work to my Cinq and this has easily been the biggest upgrade yet.
The handling is amazing, it is very difficult to put into words, but it isn't just about taming wheelspin. It simply is planted, floor the throttle in any gear and it just tucks in and ploughs the line you are steering. Even in at motorway speeds the car changes lane with so much control.
Hard braking doesn't cause the car to search the road, following every dip or camber, just brakes totally neutrally.

If you are thinking of doing it, do it.
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Good review

I've only just fitted mine....and it's one from the original group buy. It'll probably be the same amount of time before I get to drive the car.

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