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Old 01-21-2008, 07:00 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

im looking for an lsd for my NB & as gse rx7 diff centres are so hard to find in australia ive been searching U.S ebay & came across this......

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/LIMIT...em200192480774

does anyone know anything about it? if it works if it fits? or if its just a load of crap........

here is the info off the store

Phantom Grip serves two distinctive functions in your street or race vehicle. First, it functions as a disc-type limited slip in cornering and braking. Disc plates exert pressure against spider gears using spring pressure to regulate the amount of slippage at the wheels. Helping to accelerate earlier, while exiting corners at a higher speed.

Secondly, the Phantom Grip works as a locker in hard acceleration. The disc plates pivot, locking spiders, causing both wheels to exert equal power to the road, providing less torque steer than an ordinary differential. With over 120,000 miles of testing, there has been no significant wear of these plates. Although seemingly simple, the 'Phantom Grip design' offers as much maximum traction as other limited slips. The Phantom Grip is extremely strong and durable and comes with a Lifetime Warranty for breakage and manufacturer defects.



has anyone had any experience with these? i would greatly appreciate everyones help
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Old 01-21-2008, 07:21 AM   #2
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there has been a few people on the probe/mx6 boards that have used them and they all have came apart and distroyed the tansmissions. i would pass on it.
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pass on it and get a kaaz lsd, you'll like it
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They are junk. A shitty copy of the OPM friction plate LSDs.

They aren't called Phantom "Slip" for nothing....
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pass on it and get a kaaz lsd, you'll like it
I like mine...

but he's in Oz, he should get a Guru.
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They are junk. A shitty copy of the OPM friction plate LSDs.

They aren't called Phantom "Slip" for nothing....
I helped a friend put one in his 240, and not only did the fitment require a bit of machining, but now that it's been in a while, you can't even tell it's there.

Useless piece of ****.
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hmmmmm kaaz centres here are $1600 A.U which is close enough to U.S now
& im not even sure that the guru ones are still available...

any other ideas without spending thousands????/
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mmmmmm GURU diff.......
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Order an RX7 diff and have it shipped. Cheapest possible option.
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thats a 1.6l diff?
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1.6 diff. They also seriously need to reword the description.
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thats still 700+,there are a few more on ebay for 400-500 are they also useless???
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I had a Phantom Grip in a VW GTI 020 tranny...absolute crap. Don't waste your money. I went with a Quaife and the difference was night and day.
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I had a Phantom Grip in a VW GTI 020 tranny...absolute crap. Don't waste your money. I went with a Quaife and the difference was night and day.


cool, thanks for the advise, i looked up quaife but they dont make anything for miata's :(

can anyone shed some light on the jdm & obx ones on ebay?
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Would a 83 Rx7 lsd work?
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