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Default Diff lock down bracket for Large or Small DIff - 02-15-2015, 03:10 PM

$110 shipped, paypal or money order only.

I designed a diff lock down bracket that is VERY strong and easy to install. It's a bolt in with a nut plate for where you have to bolt it to the sub frame (I'm doing that to ease the installation).

These are made to order and will take less than three days to fab up as I will be doing this in my spare time. If you want one, please send me a PM and I will respond with my paypal address. This is for the small pumpkin (Auto) and the Large pumpkin as well....... This will fit both the coupe and convertible. On rare occasions some cars may require some modification to the bracket or subframe (drilling new holes) so keep this in mind. If your not mechanically inclined or don't have the tools, don't buy it or have a pro install it.

I'm sure you will like it! I took my E88 out for a ride after the install and did some burnouts, donuts and overall beat on it. No additional noise or wine at all and the best part, NO MORE WHEEL HOP!! I must stress if your rear suspension has been changed from stock that moved the pumpkin down or up in location, you will need to modify this bracket. Also at times the subframe holes may not line up so you will need to drill new holes.

If you have any fitment issues please take a picture and email it to me so I can see the problem. Not every car is exactly the same and the pre-drilled holes in the subframe WILL vary a bit from car to car but I try to design the bracket to take into account for some variations.

If anything happens to it, weld comes apart or anything, send it back and I will fix it for free for the first 2 years. All TIG welded.








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Default 02-15-2015, 03:18 PM

What gauge is the steel? Grade of bolts? Powder coated finish or rattle canned?


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Default 02-15-2015, 03:19 PM

1/8 steel, grade 5 bolts, painted gloss black.
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Default 02-16-2015, 04:27 AM

I would be interested in it if it were powder coated and came with grade 8 hardware.


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Default 02-16-2015, 04:38 AM

for $100, that's all there is. I do this as a service to the community and is the cheapest alternative. If you want power coating and grade 8, you can do that yourself.

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Default 02-16-2015, 06:20 AM

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for $100, that's all there is. I do this as a favor and is the cheapest anyplace. If you want power coating and grade 8, you can do that yourself.
No thanks. I would rather spend the extra $100 bucks on a already proven solution. Good luck with your "favor" to the community though.


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Default 02-16-2015, 06:25 AM

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No thanks. I would rather spend the extra $100 bucks on a already proven solution. Good luck with your "favor" to the community though.
My solution is ALREADY proven, if you want to spend the extra $100 then go do it. Your question was related to looks not function and grade 8 is not needed for this application. Go toss your BS someplace else because I do this as a favor and I don't need any negative BS! If you think this is not a cheep and great solution, your entitled to your opinion. .
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Default 03-02-2015, 03:57 PM

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for $100, that's all there is. I do this as a favor and is the cheapest anyplace. If you want power coating and grade 8, you can do that yourself.
You could tell people that they were grade 8 bolts and 99% wouldn't know the difference. When sized appropriately, grade 5 is plenty good for a ton of applications...this one included.

Good luck with your sales! I'll be in touch.


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Default 03-02-2015, 08:30 PM

If you made one to fit with the vac lsd cover I would buy it...
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Default 03-02-2015, 09:12 PM

Send me a cover and I'll see what I can do
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Default 03-03-2015, 05:54 AM

Impossible with VAC cover and a bracket like that. You will need side mount. Similar to my approach.
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Nothing is impossible.
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Go ahead then, surprise us all
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Default 03-03-2015, 06:03 AM

Send me a diff cover and I will.
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Default 03-03-2015, 06:11 AM

Respectfully, it can be done without the diff cover and I will stop hijacking your tread.
Also, I must add, for the money you are asking, your product is AWESOME!
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Default 03-03-2015, 06:15 AM

Why are so many of you on this forum so negative? And I don't care about you high jacking my post. It just gives me more exposure. There are people out there who can do things others say cant done. Like selling a good bracket for half the cost of inferior others.

If your not interested in purchasing my bracket then move on and make your own thread (as I did).
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Default 03-03-2015, 06:27 AM

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Why are so many of you on this forum so negative? And I don't care about you high jacking my post. It just gives me more exposure. There are people out there who can do things others say cant done. Like selling a good bracket for half the cost of inferior others.

If your not interested in purchasing my bracket then move on and make your own thread (as I did).
I'm not negative. My apologizes if you feel that way.

You have a great product! Totally worth the money!

I can't see it been offered for less. I can make bracket like yours but I much rather just buy it from you since is super affordable.

I'm serious. If this is offensive, I don't know what else to write...

I have entertained the idea of your approach and VAC cover and the conclusion was that it can't be mounted on the bottom. That is all.

For the VAC cover you can use the top right and the two right side bolts. Just follow the shape of the OEM cover. The recessed bolts on the bottom aren't accessible with the VAC cover. You can only put a socket in there.
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Default 03-03-2015, 06:33 AM

No problem. Sorry if I came on strong. I have been attacked on this forum for offering a cost effective bracket when I say I do it as a favor. The $100 covers my material, electric and other stuff. I don't make much on them. I like dong stuff like this and I enjoy welding. If I had one of those diff covers I'm confident I could make one that would work for low cost. I was a mechanical engineer for 25 years so Cant be done is not part of my thoughts.
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Default 03-03-2015, 06:47 AM

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No problem. Sorry if I came on strong. I have been attacked on this forum for offering a cost effective bracket when I say I do it as a favor. The $100 covers my material, electric and other stuff. I don't make much on them. I like dong stuff like this and I enjoy welding. If I had one of those diff covers I'm confident I could make one that would work for low cost.
I see that and I respect it!

If you really want to make one for VAC cover just follow the contour of the OEM cover on the right/passenger side and stay close to the bolts.

If you PM your home address I could mail you cardboard sample from my sideplate and build from there...

That is the only way I see it done with the VAC cover.
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Default 03-03-2015, 06:52 AM

From the bolt surface of the stock diff cover how far out dies the VAC cover protrude ? Also what's the ID of the recess of the lower diff bolt holes?
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Default 03-03-2015, 06:59 AM

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From the bolt surface of the stock diff cover how far out dies the VAC cover protrude ? Also what's the ID of the recess of the lower diff bolt holes?
I'm sorry. I don't have the measurements. I have seen only one and it was mounted on the car. I only did vague visual check. They aren't many of them. There is no market since they are very expansive. This is how I see it done:
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Default 03-03-2015, 07:03 AM

Okay. Yes they are very expensive, all cnc machined so I know it's not something everyone would purchase. I looked into it at one time and when I saw the cost I quickly gave up on the idea.
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Default 03-03-2015, 07:08 AM

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Okay. Yes they are very expensive, all cnc machined so I know it's not something everyone would purchase. I looked into it at one time and when I saw the cost I quickly gave up on the idea.
650I cover is good alternative. is only $130 Having one will give you all the measurements you need.
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