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Old 07-15-2020, 03:02 PM   #1
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Any one of you using such thing?

For dutch fb group we are currently doing groupbuy for this.

Looks and seems quite promosing!
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Old 07-15-2020, 04:38 PM   #2
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Old 07-15-2020, 04:53 PM   #3
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I put one of those in the E39 wagon. Will report back on how terrible it is, once some miles are actually driven.
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Old 07-15-2020, 05:33 PM   #4
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Im confused where the clutches are?
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Old 07-15-2020, 05:54 PM   #5
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It jams the spider gears together, brah.
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Im confused where the clutches are?
It uses the backside of the side gears and the diff case (or thrust bushing) as the friction surface.
Not the best idea as wear may be an issue if there's a lot of slipping from a large traction differential.
It also might not be that bad, as it's similar to the way VW 020 transmissions and a the "poor mans quaife" kit work. I had one for many thousands of miles with great results.
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Old 07-15-2020, 07:37 PM   #7
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Looks like the phantom grip I put I in my Matrix
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Old 07-15-2020, 08:32 PM   #8
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So how's that working out for you?
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Old 07-15-2020, 08:59 PM   #9
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So how's that working out for you?
You talking to me? It was great, it did it's job until I drove over something and put a hole in the transmission. When it was replaced they did not replace the phantom grip as I couldn't find the receipt for it.
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Old 07-15-2020, 09:23 PM   #10
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Better than nothing is good enough for me then
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Old 07-16-2020, 02:21 AM   #11
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This one seems a bit better than Phantom grip because they have a shim between the actual diff and the spider gear.
So the wear should be a bit more spread or how to say?

I was quite happy to find these for our volvo's since the lunchbox diffs are giving people a hard time, locking when power off or unlocking on strange moments.
They seem to be more for offroading than to be a LSD against one tire fire.

So this might actually even work :D :D
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Old 07-16-2020, 05:05 PM   #12
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I like how it fits into the diff housing so you don't have to mess with getting a tone ring to work. Just a bit less work to install is nice.
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Old 07-16-2020, 06:11 PM   #13
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Can't be worse than welding your diff, right?
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Old 07-17-2020, 05:06 AM   #14
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After a private message from dl242gt I've checked with the seller and they are willing to ship to usa for same conditions as Dutch groupbuy.

So should I also start a groupbuy thread here for these diffs?
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Old 07-18-2020, 02:10 AM   #15
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So seems like not to many people for a group buy then...
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Old 07-20-2020, 11:56 AM   #16
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So seems like not to many people for a group buy then...
Whats the special rate?
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Old 07-21-2020, 10:07 AM   #17
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Their website states that machining is required for some models. Is the Volvo one of them?
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Old 07-21-2020, 11:28 AM   #18
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No machining needed: https://www.facebook.com/31066449595...8136621544780/
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Old 07-21-2020, 11:55 AM   #19
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seems scary to me to use the stock gears as the friction faces. I'm running a spartan lunchbox-style locker and it uses a similar locking process, except with the center pin driving two dedicated dog clutches together. (instead of the gears into the carrier.) It is a rough little bugger no doubt, but it leaves two stripes and that is what counts
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Old 07-21-2020, 12:03 PM   #20
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A stock diff is not worth anything. If you don't like it, take out the unit and pop a new pair of carrier gears on. Otherwise grab another axle for $100 and be on your merry way.
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Old 07-21-2020, 12:59 PM   #21
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Special price is 190 euro!

Edit: missed out on the term "poor mans quaife" really like it!
And yes I think you could see it that way.

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Old 07-22-2020, 10:38 AM   #22
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http://forums.turbobricks.com/showth...wpost&t=356069

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Old 07-22-2020, 10:53 AM   #23
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An affordable option for a street car, perhaps?

I was looking into something to use on the 240 that is waiting to be built.
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Old 07-22-2020, 01:28 PM   #24
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I've been also looking for good options, until a friend pointed me on this. I think it will be exactly what we need!
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Old 07-22-2020, 02:53 PM   #25
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https://racingdiffs.com/products/vol...OOrjACENuV9_Z8

Any one of you using such thing?

For dutch fb group we are currently doing groupbuy for this.

Looks and seems quite promosing!
Looks like its the junk sold for a couple of decades in USA as "Phantom Grip"

Its just a big stupid spring thing that jams open diff side-gears into the side of the case..

You'll wonder what phantom took your money away when the diff wears out and all grip disappears like a phantom..

Shameless that people still sell these to unsuspecting victims
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