Ad-e 8.8 inch rear diff

Dc317

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Mar 31, 2019
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Erie, PA
Just wanted to shed some light on anyone that has thought about purchasing their kit. Don’t do it unless you’re prepared to wait several months without communication and with several failed eta’s. I’m to the point where I’m about to start a case with PayPal with this guy. Originally I was told that this would be 2-3 weeks tops. At this point I am 2 weeks past the third promised Monday ship date... I really really wanted this setup because I wanted a bulletproof drivetrain and now I’m to the point where I’d rather deal with potential broken parts in my pursuit of a bulletproof option.
 
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langsbr

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Apr 5, 2017
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You can DIY it - there is a guy that sell the mount for $225, get axles from DSS. Source your own 8.8 from a junkyard and build it up yourself. Don't give any money to that tool Andy. He's proven far too many times that he cannot deliver items on time, or at all.
 

Dc317

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Mar 31, 2019
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Erie, PA
You can DIY it - there is a guy that sell the mount for $225, get axles from DSS. Source your own 8.8 from a junkyard and build it up yourself. Don't give any money to that tool Andy. He's proven far too many times that he cannot deliver items on time, or at all.
I’d be really interested to know where I can locate this mount. My issue is getting my $2600 back.
 

langsbr

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Apr 5, 2017
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I’d be really interested to know where I can locate this mount. My issue is getting my $2600 back.

They are made by Michael Page. I think Drayson Mead was selling the brackets. Sadly I don't know of a website - just thru Facebook. I think @[email protected] here may have a way to contact them - I don't know Drayson's handle here.
 

SJ_1989

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Aug 7, 2018
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I just mentioned to the shop doing my cage that my intent was to go 8.8 next year and he told me "you mean in 2021?".

Also interested in said bracket. I has monies.
 
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Torgus

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Nov 6, 2016
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What a perfect time for this thread to be posted. I was just considering the ADE rear end kit for the E92...
 

veer90

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Nov 16, 2016
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West Nyack, NY
They are made by Michael Page. I think Drayson Mead was selling the brackets. Sadly I don't know of a website - just thru Facebook. I think @[email protected] here may have a way to contact them - I don't know Drayson's handle here.
Draysen is not selling the brackets. I just messaged him.

Michael Page's site is lse90.com

looking at prices for parts it seems feasible to piece together an 8.8 conversion for a comparable price to ADE. custom driveshaft would be the hardest part but on the site it says they can be obtained from DSS so maybe they've already done one.
 
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Milan

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Dec 24, 2016
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Can someone call DSS and find out the price of axles + driveshaft? And then can someone organize a group buy? Haha

Edit: DSS usually offers 10% off and free shipping for black friday so if we can negotiate that deal it for a group buy it would be nice
 

Dc317

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Mar 31, 2019
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Erie, PA
Can someone call DSS and find out the price of axles + driveshaft? And then can someone organize a group buy? Haha

Edit: DSS usually offers 10% off and free shipping for black friday so if we can negotiate that deal it for a group buy it would be nice
I tried to call with no luck but I sent an email regarding a group buy
 

LoBoost

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Dec 22, 2017
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No idea if the price is good, but Grannas looks to have the correct 8.8 housing with an LSD and lots of ratios available. A Supra buddy of mine says they are a very reputable shop. He got his T56 trans and swap kit from them for his mkiv. Maybe Grannas could do a group buy on the diff?

I also wonder if @MFactory could do a custom carbon driveshaft and axles for this swap?

I may be down for a group buy on some of this stuff.
 
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Brule

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Feb 20, 2017
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I waited 8 months for mine to turn up. It was a nightmare dealing with such a vendor.

Always hoped he would improve his customer service.
 
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LoBoost

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Dec 22, 2017
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Draysen is not selling the brackets. I just messaged him.

Michael Page's site is lse90.com

looking at prices for parts it seems feasible to piece together an 8.8 conversion for a comparable price to ADE. custom driveshaft would be the hardest part but on the site it says they can be obtained from DSS so maybe they've already done one.
Thanks for the link to that dude's site!! Got a set of brackets ordered.
 
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