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Old 04-20-2009, 07:34 PM   #1
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anyone know if the rear differential in a 99 GTP is any different than the diff out of a regular ole Grand Prix from around the same year??? Tia.........
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That will depend on the transmission. Do both cars have a 4T65e-hd transmission?
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The HD differential was found in teh 98+ GTP'*, 98+ Bonneville SSEi'*, 98+ Park Ave Ultra'* and 98+ Regal GS'*. All the same.

If the car is not the supercharged model of these vehicles it will be a different gearing ratio and size. The differential found in the 97 model year was revised slightly for the 98+ years. You will want to concentrate on a 98+.
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The HD diff on the 97 and 98+ are about the same and will work as long as you use the output shaft. The splines are what'* different. But like Bill said, you can't take the 97 HD diff and stick it in a 98+ without the output shaft.
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Actually Dan, it has been done. I read about it on another forum. IIRC it was tough, but possible.

The differences make it tough though and when I look for them, I personally skip the 97'* for the reasoning that none of the vendors accept them as cores, they are different from all other years, it'* simply not worth the added hassle.
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Can the diffrential be swapped just by itself or is a new tranny on the menu?
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You can swap a diff on the transmission. As long as the gearing is the same it'* a direct swap. If the gearing is different then the PCM will need to be flashed with the new ratio.
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