Does your foreman have any personal experience with them, or just second hand?rlinbatonrouge said:One of my customers has one on his SL-2 and it has not broken yet, says it works great. My shop foreman says these are great products that run a hell of a lot less than a locking differential. I am not sure what kind of long term damage it would do to the differential, but you can't beat the price.
What kind of power were you pushing? I've been checking around, I'm always suspect of things that seem to good to be true, but it does seem like there is a pretty good number of people using them out there. The most I would be doing is a few road races each season, maybe a day or two at the strip.SaturnGuy said:I personally don't care for the Phanton Grip. I have had two in the SL2 and both caused very intesive transmission damage. Now granted I am drag racing the car not auto crossing. The first one took out the diff, case half, starter and the clutch. It exoploded causing damage to the spider gears then cracked the case. The second one with the heavier springs just took out the case half and the diff. In all reality it's cheaper to get the LSD and save a transmission or two.
Sp00ner said:What kind of power were you pushing? I've been checking around, I'm always suspect of things that seem to good to be true, but it does seem like there is a pretty good number of people using them out there. The most I would be doing is a few road races each season, maybe a day or two at the strip.
I also read that they have a new diff pin for the system that is supposed to greatly increase the reliability. Of course, that's their claim, not mine.
That $2500 part and install combo is just too damn far outta budget right now... I wish I could...SaturnGuy said:At that time the car was making about 120 on the motor and about 195 on the bottle. I always launched on the motor and brought the bott on about the 60 ft mark. As far as the diff pin saver, it's crap. All it is is a replacment pin with oil control grooves machined into it. It's true on the S-series and that was the most common failure but it's due to side load on the pin. I finally had to go with the Quaiffe just to keep the damn thing together long enough to make 3 races. I think auto crossing it might work better, but you will only get partial lock out of it. Save your money and buy a LSD.