Looking to buy.
Hey everyone. I am looking to buy a 2nd gen IS350. I am a current owner of the 1st gen (02' stock automatic with LSD, 198k) and I have had the opportunity to get extra parts from the past 4 years I have owned the car. Like a full set of wheels, rear suspension cradle with LSD, extra auto trans... and a few other parts that are not important now.
My basic, simple, easy question before I pull the trigger and buy the 2nd gen and offer my 1st gen for sale is...
since I have the extra LSD for the 1st gen, will it fit in the 2nd gen?
Like a possible direct bolt in?
Or is there modifications/brackets needed?
The reason is because I want to have a good setup for winter (Chicago) since I drive my 1st gen all year with simple all season tires and rarely ever get stuck in snow. That's correct, no snow tires here... I just let the magic of my traction control do the work and it does it just fine.
SO... with that being said, Unless there is no need to change the original rear diff (even though I have heard it is not a LSD but a Semi-LSD... whatever that means??? I don't know...) on the 2nd gen because other members here have had excellent experience with their setup using regular all season tires and using the traction control computer to do the acceleration for them, and ending up having no problems in winter.
Please give me the good and the bad of my thought process. Thanks in advance.