Opinions on Diff lock down brackets

SingleTurboE92

Corporal
Nov 2, 2016
200
Aubrey, Texas
I am torn on getting a Diff lock down bracket. I can see some benefits but feel the Diff needs flex to prevent internal damage. I have LSD and will soon replace the subframe bushings. What benefits and negatives have people see with installing a lock down kit?
 

Pepper135i

Lurker
Nov 8, 2016
16
San Jose
exactly like you say.. Would be a great "alternative" for not replacing subframe/upgrading bushings/suspension. Id just do it all instead of banking on the lockdown brackets =P. im pretty sure i saw some data floating around n54 or 1addicts.
 

ryanmamikel

Specialist
Nov 5, 2016
58
London Ontario, Canada
I have fabricated my own lockdown bracket, as my wheel hop was really bad during launches at the strip. There was an improvement over-all, wheel hop is reduced, but I feel it's a bit of a scewed result, as I have improved significantly in my abilities to launch the car. It could be the other way around, and the bracket helped me improve. No way to tell really.
I wasn't concerned with the cost's of doing it, as it was scrap steel and only my time wasted if there was no improvement.
 

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Corporal
Platinum Vendor
Oct 25, 2016
149
Houston, Texas
From what I can see, he no longer is selling them/in business..... Kind of just dropped off the face to the earth.....

Solid mounts, solid diff bushings and rod end style arms eliminate deflection= the root of wheel hop past the actual design of the suspension geometry
 

jyamona

Captain
Platinum Vendor
Nov 7, 2016
1,279
Philly
From what I can see, he no longer is selling them/in business..... Kind of just dropped off the face to the earth.....

Solid mounts, solid diff bushings and rod end style arms eliminate deflection= the root of wheel hop past the actual design of the suspension geometry
He's still very much around, just returned to focusing on Supra's (and now GTR / 911's too). His shop is about 25min from me. He probably still has some of these available, and if there was enough interest would make more batches.
 

Davidwarren

Corporal
Nov 6, 2016
203
Louisville
I have the Mfactory solid diff bushings, an LSD, and a diff brace. I still will get wheel hop occasionally due to the nature of the multi-link, but significantly less than prior to those add-ons.
 

SingleTurboE92

Corporal
Nov 2, 2016
200
Aubrey, Texas
Thanks for all the feedback, I will not be drag racing this car. So no digs for me. It will be used for street driving, mountain runs and 2-3 track days a year. I just want as much traction as possible. :)
 

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