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Swift Gti Lump Sj413 Box Reliant Rear Axle Any Thorts?

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#1 brayshaw8888


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Posted 19 October 2013 - 11:07 PM

hi all new to this but been wanting to build a mini for years jst ant had the time, (kids,house ect ect ) but the brain has been ticking away ,dnt reali want to go dwn the buy a kit route its not my thing,id rather get dwn an dirty with the tools and experiment, i come from a engineering background so have the skills needed to build ,work in a iron/alloy foundry so casting parts is not a problem if needed ie adapter plates ,mountings ect


i first thort of useing the front rear and back bone subframe of the mx5 as wheels diff brakes lump ect all come 2gether as a sort of chassis if u like but seems alot to mod, then came across a reliant with swift gti lump sj413 box and mx5 diff and hubs but am thinking reliant axle as around same track length as mini ,and sj413 box shouldnt make as big a hole in the bulk head any thorts or advice would be grate , my main issue is working owt how the combination would perform ie top speed ,0 to 60 ect not so good with ratios


sorrys if spelling is  abit off it ant my strong point as i said im a tools man lol


#2 MrBounce


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Posted 24 October 2013 - 04:31 PM

This might give you some ideas - there's a guy on the Midas forum doing something similar to his Bronze.



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 11:59 AM


#4 Atchi


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Posted 25 October 2014 - 09:29 PM



Any more prgress with this build?

I'm the 1 with Midas but decided not to go for it.


You can use SJ like you said but it will be complete floor mod job.


I have this Volvo 360 gearbox with LSD as well as torque tubes. Also I have made bell housing to take Volvo setup to G13B if you want them.




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