Anybody else want a Gripper LSD for 99/90/900?

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Re: Anybody else want a Gripper LSD for 99/90/900?

Postby SwedeSport » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:31 am

One of these would be nice for the 84 notchback project. I won't have the funds to buy one until next fall. The timing on this group buy isn't in my favor. Bummer.

Do I understand correctly that a Gripper will NOT work in a 4 speed?
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Re: Anybody else want a Gripper LSD for 99/90/900?

Postby Crazyswede » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:38 am

SwedeSport wrote:One of these would be nice for the 84 notchback project. I won't have the funds to buy one until next fall. The timing on this group buy isn't in my favor. Bummer.

Do I understand correctly that a Gripper will NOT work in a 4 speed?


The gripper will work in a 4 speed...you just need a different bolt size. When we did the original order we had some units that came through with 4 and 5 speed bolt holes.
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Re: Anybody else want a Gripper LSD for 99/90/900?

Postby SwedeSport » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:54 am

Aww! Good to know, but unfortunately still not in the cards until fall. Maybe Mongo can buy a few units to put on the shelf, it seemed to be a profitable venture in the past...
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Re: Anybody else want a Gripper LSD for 99/90/900?

Postby Geoff » Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:15 pm

I have one of the diffs with both the 8mm and 10mm holes (for 4spd or 5spd). I had the whole face milled down (instead of spot faced) about 0.090" because spot facing would have resulted in about the same outcome as milling the whole face.
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Re: Anybody else want a Gripper LSD for 99/90/900?

Postby airsweden » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:47 pm

thats what I did on my first one too. quick and cheap, bout 10-20 bucks at the machine shop i think.
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Re: Anybody else want a Gripper LSD for 99/90/900?

Postby Mezzanine » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:50 pm

If it isn't too late, I am in for one.


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Re: Anybody else want a Gripper LSD for 99/90/900?

Postby KPAero » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:14 pm

Mezzanine wrote:If it isn't too late, I am in for one.


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That would make three.

1. Mezzanine
2. Crazyswede
3. KPAero

Drew is undecided. (You know you want one)
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Re: Anybody else want a Gripper LSD for 99/90/900?

Postby turbo stephan » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:16 pm

Mezzanine wrote:If it isn't too late, I am in for one.

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Does that mean we are invited to some extensive WA back road testing?

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Re: Anybody else want a Gripper LSD for 99/90/900?

Postby saabmatt » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:19 am

KPAero wrote:
Mezzanine wrote:And waiting to hear back from saabmatt and allessence.


I'm still interested in two but it is bad timing, what sort of time scale are we talking to order?

Also my company are based in Leicester not far from Coventry, I’m guessing this is where they would come from so I could collect and ship on the others which may help in shipping costs etc I certainly wouldn’t want mine shipped to the US and back to the UK again.

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Re: Anybody else want a Gripper LSD for 99/90/900?

Postby KPAero » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:17 pm

I would like to move on this as quickly as possible, but I guess it depends on when we can get enough orders. Any idea how long until you would be able to order?

And if you could pick them up that would certainly be helpful.

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Re: Anybody else want a Gripper LSD for 99/90/900?

Postby Mezzanine » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:17 pm

turbo stephan wrote:
Mezzanine wrote:If it isn't too late, I am in for one.

C


Does that mean we are invited to some extensive WA back road testing?



The short answer is yes... Just have to figure out what car gets it first. I think I'll save this for the 99T, and my Quaife will go in the 900s notch.

I am just hoarding- can't turn down the chance at a good price on a hard-to-come-by item. :thumbsup:
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Re: Anybody else want a Gripper LSD for 99/90/900?

Postby squaab99t » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:55 pm

Mezzanine wrote:
I am just hoarding- can't turn down the chance at a good price on a hard-to-come-by item. :thumbsup:



That is what I'm thinking. What was the price on these? Will the manufacture help us road whinnies with recommended ramp angles?

Thanks SaabMatt for offering to collect. Will you be willing to ship (2) to the Pacific Northwest to one address?

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Re: Anybody else want a Gripper LSD for 99/90/900?

Postby KPAero » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:29 pm

Price is $1,013 plus shipping. Gripper quoted 275 to ship five to me in NH, if SaabMatt is able to pick up that might help some as well.

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Re: Anybody else want a Gripper LSD for 99/90/900?

Postby saabmatt » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:42 am

Yes I will collect and ship wherever as long as costs are covered (Final shipping cost that is) it wont cost me anything to collect :thumbsup:

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Re: Anybody else want a Gripper LSD for 99/90/900?

Postby squaab99t » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:11 am

I'm going to pass. Stick with the Quaife I have on the shelf. I can not see how it would be an advantage in a road car, plus I know and like the way the Quaife performs.

Good luck with the group buy. I know it is a bit of work to organize, from my group buy with the 18 Quaifes we had shipped to the States.


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