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nova72sc
11-19-2008, 04:14 PM
http://www.atomicperformance.com/controlfreakirsdifferentialstudgirdlecoverwillnotf itcobraclickformoreinfo.aspx

that is a diff cover that WILL work for our cars and it does have the extension for the mounting you just can see it with the straight on pic, preloads the mains to prevent shock of the diff while launching, and also has a large drain plug and is oversized for a larger fluid capacity,
spoke with Jeff at atomic performance and here is the breaks we can get
*note original price is $249.00 shipped to your door.


10-14 Covers:$20 off each cover
15-19 Covers $25 Off each cover
20+ Covers $30 off each cover

There is no additional shipping cost. This is to your doorstep price.

XR7 Dave
11-19-2008, 04:27 PM
Put me on the list.

nova72sc
11-19-2008, 04:45 PM
cool, i hope we can get 10 people i would love to get this cover!!!!

SCrazy
11-19-2008, 05:18 PM
Sure is purdy.....sign me up

fastsc92
11-19-2008, 05:25 PM
put me down for a possible buy. I'm getting money together to build a motor so we'll see how this works out.

Not looking forward to opening the cover and that smell of gear lube though...:rolleyes::p

Mike8675309
11-19-2008, 10:28 PM
put me on the list.

I suggest posting you have this group buy going over at tccoa or if there is a tccoa member reading this to do so as well.

DLF
11-20-2008, 12:29 AM
I'll take one :D

Toms-SC
11-20-2008, 12:49 PM
I'll take one :D

:eek: Your still alive!

DLF
11-20-2008, 12:57 PM
:eek: Your still alive!

:) Yup, still kicking! Still running @ E-Town.

Thomas A
11-21-2008, 03:17 AM
Put me down as a most likely, as long as funds aren't do before the end of the month.

I'll post a link on the Mark VIII boards when I get a chance.

Thomas

Kurt K
11-21-2008, 08:50 AM
I'm in for one.

XxSlowpokexX
11-21-2008, 03:06 PM
I saw DOug at Etown..He was ignoring me hahaha

Put me down for one! Thats a killer deal if we can get 20 plus

ricardoa1
11-21-2008, 03:30 PM
Ah what the heck put me down if we can get to the 20mark.

nova72sc
11-21-2008, 04:06 PM
awesome guys we are already half-way to the 20 mark, hope we make it there soon, dont think funds will be due before the end of the month, just need 10 more!!!!

XR7 Dave
11-21-2008, 09:13 PM
I could probably handle 2 of them. Got more than one project going.....:rolleyes:

jludorf
11-22-2008, 12:05 AM
I'll take one too.
John

nova72sc
11-22-2008, 11:56 PM
anyone else? i woudl really like to hit that 20 mark we are almost there!

KMT
11-23-2008, 01:20 PM
I'll take one too.
John

Site says free shipping to lower 48 only...

http://www.atomicperformance.com/images/assets/cratesmall.jpg (http://www.atomicperformance.com/controlfreakirsdifferentialstudgirdlecoverwillnotf itcobraclickformoreinfo.aspx)

SCvidar
11-25-2008, 08:06 AM
I'll take one :cool:

Kurt K
11-25-2008, 08:45 AM
nova72sc,

I compiled a list based on this thread only. I suggest you copy it and put it in your first post, then edit as needed.

qty- user
1 - nova72sc
1 - XR7 Dave
1 - SCrazy
1 - Mike8675309
1 - DLF
1 - Kurt K
1 - DamonSlowpokeBaumann
1 - jludorf
1 - SCvidar
------------------------------
9 - total

fastsc92 - maybe
Thomas A - most likely
ricardoa1 - only if 20 pricing

XR7 Dave
11-25-2008, 09:14 AM
I may have gotten ahead of myself on the "2". I am in for one right now.

Ira R.
11-25-2008, 11:21 AM
Will this still work if I replace the OEM rear with an Auburn unit? I mean one thing should have nothing to do with the other right?

Ira

Kurt K
11-25-2008, 04:34 PM
I may have gotten ahead of myself on the "2". I am in for one right now.OK, I updated my list, but going forward I do not want to manage the list.

Ira, I believe what goes inside the pumpkin has nothing to do with the cover.

90blkbrd
11-25-2008, 04:57 PM
I actually had the same question as Ira because I already have a auburn pro. There are 2 features of this cover that involve the inside of the center section:

Prevents ring gear deflection
Two Grade 8 load bolts with swiveling feet apply critical support to the bearing caps

fastsc92
11-25-2008, 05:08 PM
yes but the bolts just touch the main caps, which won't change position regardless of which carrier you use.

Mike8675309
11-25-2008, 09:36 PM
This should be perfect for any diff inside the stock carrier. The benefit of this rear cover are significant increase in strength of the diff housing, beefier rear mount location which should eliminate the need for a external brace. And pins to assist with retention of the main bearing caps when under load.

Not to mention the ability to drain without removing the cover.

Kurt K
11-25-2008, 11:40 PM
Plus, I think I remember reading that there is an increase in oil capacity with the cover. (I didn't look this up, so somebody would need to confirm)

nova72sc
11-26-2008, 12:21 AM
Kurt,
sorry i must have miscounted thanks for catchin that, and yes it does have a larger fluid capacity over the stock cover!
thanks again

jludorf
11-26-2008, 09:36 PM
I'm not worried about that I am quite sure I can find somebody to have it shipped to.


Site says free shipping to lower 48 only...

http://www.atomicperformance.com/images/assets/cratesmall.jpg (http://www.atomicperformance.com/controlfreakirsdifferentialstudgirdlecoverwillnotf itcobraclickformoreinfo.aspx)

CurtisPaulfrey
11-26-2008, 09:54 PM
would somebody mind telling me why I need one of these.....

fastsc92
11-26-2008, 10:03 PM
would somebody mind telling me why I need one of these.....

Because it's one of the very few aftermarket parts available for us....why not??:p

Mike8675309
11-26-2008, 10:36 PM
Standard diff bushings allow excess motion in the rear which can lead to damage to the stock diff cover if not reinforced. This cover removes the need for reinforcing the diff cover, adds an easy way to drain the fluid for change outs, and provides additional support for the bearing caps.

This is a steeda brace sold for the cobras.
http://www.steeda.com/images/555-81182-450.jpg

CurtisPaulfrey
11-26-2008, 10:50 PM
Standard diff bushings allow excess motion in the rear which can lead to damage to the stock diff cover if not reinforced. This cover removes the need for reinforcing the diff cover, adds an easy way to drain the fluid for change outs, and provides additional support for the bearing caps.

This is a steeda brace sold for the cobras.


I will start saving money.....thanks for the info

nova72sc
11-27-2008, 01:49 PM
yes having the drain plug is nice, but also has increased fluid capacity and also loads the bearing caps to prevent shock so the gears and carrier, and yeah it is one of the few parts available for our cars lol :)

XxSlowpokexX
11-27-2008, 02:13 PM
Guys,

I have used these type covers on all my 8.8 rears after having a bearing cap failure which basically cocked my whole diff and ring gear causing untold problems.

All it allows for is you to preload the center of the bearing caps slightly keeping them in place. You also have the extra material, fluid capacity and rain options. for ease of maintanance, strenght and diff stability.

An aftermarket diff shouldnt affect fitment. I had also always replaced my cap bolts with arp studs as well

DLF
11-30-2008, 04:39 PM
Is it going to happen?

DLF
12-03-2008, 08:35 PM
Seems like this has died. :mad:

I've got my car apart right now, so I guess I'll have to go ahead and order one for the regular price.

Thomas A
12-03-2008, 09:17 PM
It's only been a couple of weeks Doug. I know these things typically take a little while to get done.

Thomas

ricardoa1
12-03-2008, 09:20 PM
Seems like this has died. :mad:

I've got my car apart right now, so I guess I'll have to go ahead and order one for the regular price.



Yeah if this does not pull tru soon I might just bolt on the stocker back on.

nova72sc
12-03-2008, 10:38 PM
anyone else? when everbody looking to purchase i will let jeff know so he knows who is from here

90blkbrd
12-03-2008, 10:47 PM
Put me down as a maybe, will this happen in December or January? The later the better for me.

nova72sc
12-03-2008, 11:08 PM
i am hoping towards the january because it will allow me to save back up after my fender bender and the holidays, so we will see what everyone wants to do

Mike8675309
12-04-2008, 09:10 PM
January is good for me. Has anyone with appropriate rights posted this over at TCCoA?

Thomas A
12-04-2008, 09:19 PM
January would also be good for me, though I could squeeze something out this month if needed.

I posted it on a couple of the Mark VIII boards. Some guys were interested, but I don't know if any are actually wanting to make the purchase right now.

Thomas

ricardoa1
12-12-2008, 01:21 PM
Bueler? I feel this is going to die pretty soon.

nanatothesixth
12-12-2008, 06:58 PM
i would also be interested in 1. thanks! tom

Mike8675309
12-12-2008, 07:38 PM
We need more people.

ricardoa1
12-12-2008, 07:42 PM
I sent them an email to them so they can post information on how to follow up on the order. There should be a deadline placed so its not open for ever.
This is not really being well organized and people will loose interest if not handled well.

DLF
12-12-2008, 09:18 PM
Ricardo,

If you make this work, I'm still in.

ricardoa1
12-12-2008, 09:41 PM
I think I just kicked myself out of this group buy. I wont have money for this for while. Sorry guys. I did tell my wife This is what I wanted so maybe it will be under the tree...But I doubt it.

DLF
12-17-2008, 12:13 AM
I sent them an email to them so they can post information on how to follow up on the order. There should be a deadline placed so its not open for ever.
This is not really being well organized and people will loose interest if not handled well.

Did you get a response?

I guess this is now officially dead :(

Mike8675309
12-17-2008, 11:23 PM
I may have an alternate product to offer for those interested in a stud girdle differential cover for our cars. I got a lead from Dave Gerard at Raceware. Inquiry email sent...awaiting response.

Duffy,

What had me looking at this, and thus what I'm looking for is a strong rear cover that will resist failure when retaining the differential housing in place. The girdle portion is just a nice additional benefit, thus getting two functions and saving the cost of the extra bracing you might otherwise need.

DLF
12-19-2008, 06:01 PM
Count me in!

DLF
12-19-2008, 07:59 PM
From the web site:

201-8.8IRS 1999-04 COBRA MUSTANG & 1989-95 SUPER COUPE
(8.8-IRS) $219.99

I just placed my order, we'll see how it goes....

Thomas A
12-19-2008, 11:44 PM
I've come across differences in the rear covers from early SC's to later model ones. Just wondering what year of car this was test fitted on?

Thomas

DLF
12-19-2008, 11:50 PM
I've come across differences in the rear covers from early SC's to later model ones. Just wondering what year of car this was test fitted on?

Thomas

I've only seen the SC/Mark VIII covers vs. the Cobra covers. The mounting points are the same for both.

Thomas A
12-19-2008, 11:58 PM
The issue that I seem to remember was actually with the depth of the cover?? Mike Albee might be able to add more to this. I sent him a cover from a 1990 model for his 1993, and for something reason it wouldn't fit. It was several years ago, so I really don't remember what the actual issue was. Maybe he will see this and can chime in.

Thomas

racecougar
12-19-2008, 11:58 PM
I've only seen the SC/Mark VIII covers vs. the Cobra covers. The mounting points are the same for both.

It isn't the mounting point location that differs, there are other issues. I have two different diff covers here, both from MN12's, and I've heard of a third.

Mike8675309
12-20-2008, 06:10 PM
Apparently Control Freak had some issues with their original casting that was developed perhaps.. with a MN!2 diff. The bolt holes were not all lining up with the original casting for the Cobra guys. They didn't ever say there was an issue with the mn12's through the years. Though you could imagine with any such piece that you may need to do some work to get it all fitting perfect.

Custom stuff is like that.
http://www.atomicperformanceforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=83

Looks like something I'll be ordering after the 1st.

ricardoa1
12-21-2008, 05:58 PM
The control freak cover looks to be sturdier then the LPW one. The LPW looks similar to the stocker.

XxSlowpokexX
12-26-2008, 01:01 AM
Key element is the preload on the bearing caps. LPW is very reputable

90blkbrd
12-26-2008, 11:36 AM
When you look at full price. CF = 249 shipped and LPW = 232 shipped.

LPW weighs less and looks like they have more experience with making differental covers.

CF just looks sturdier and is WAY better looking. I really like the extra effort made with the CNC'd case.

For the $17 difference I'm going with CF on looks alone. :)

ricardoa1
12-26-2008, 12:02 PM
BTW. My wife ordered the control freak for X-mass. :D
When we ordered the piece, I wrote a note under the special notes section, I mentioned that it was part of the SCCOA group buy and that I would like to get refunded for whatever discount we end up getting depending of the group buy.

I did this just incase the GP gets organized..

Maybe others that cannot wait for this GP to get better organized can do the same and put on a note on their order so they are a part of the GP if they get to at least the 10 mark.

DLF
12-26-2008, 04:03 PM
Actually if you look at the promo offer...the LPW cover is $219.99 shipped. If 25 are sold you wil get another $10.00 refunded.

If you use the LPW website to order remember to put SCCoA after your name so Doug knows to waive the S & H cost.

If they respond....

I placed my order on the 19th, and have yet to hear anything, other than an automated acknowledgement. :(

90blkbrd
12-26-2008, 05:03 PM
Actually if you look at the promo offer...the LPW cover is $219.99 shipped. If 25 are sold you wil get another $10.00 refunded.

Duffy,

Actually if you read what I said, I said retail price.

I've sent you a PM.

ricardoa1
01-07-2009, 05:25 PM
Tracking #s shows it at my house. :D Took alittle while with the holiday season.

Question what should I torque the Cap retention screws to?

Flex
01-14-2009, 08:45 PM
Ricardo,

Post some pics and dimensions as Doug did on the LPW cover. Thanks.

ricardoa1
01-15-2009, 11:28 AM
I posted pictures on my Xmass gift thread. Its already installed so I cannot take measurements. but the mounting flange is much thicker then stock and even came with longer hardware. IMO its a nicer piece then the LPW. But they kill it will the big branding on the Back, It takes away from a stock look. I dont think you can go wrong with either. But the CFreak looks cooler. :D

Mikessupercoupe
03-21-2009, 07:55 PM
Is this going to happen or not if so I'm in for one anyway, possibly two.

Mike:D

ricardoa1
03-21-2009, 07:58 PM
I dont think anything came from it. So just buy it from their website.

90blkbrd
03-21-2009, 08:39 PM
Is this going to happen or not if so I'm in for one anyway, possibly two.

Mike:D

or 5 :rolleyes:

Mikessupercoupe
03-22-2009, 11:35 AM
or 5 :rolleyes:

Smarty pants:D

Flex
03-23-2009, 12:28 AM
For anyone interested in the LPW cover.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=310127847441

RedFox
07-16-2009, 06:39 PM
The control freak unit seems to be a nicer piece but unfortunately the fluid capacity is no better than stock for those interested in open track.

The only real option is to add a remote cooler.

Flex
07-16-2009, 08:23 PM
The control freak unit seems to be a nicer piece but unfortunately the fluid capacity is no better than stock for those interested in open track.

The only real option is to add a remote cooler.

What about adding a spacer between the diff housing and the cover? Much like the valve cover spacers designed to allow clearance for rocker girdles.

Duffy Floyd
07-16-2009, 08:26 PM
In order to move it back far enough to make a real capacity change I would assume the rear mount for the diff would need to be modified as well. Could be more trouble than it would be worth.

Flex
07-16-2009, 08:39 PM
True it would need to be modded but then what the hell doesn't on our cars Duffy. LOL.

RedFox
07-17-2009, 11:23 AM
What about adding a spacer between the diff housing and the cover? Much like the valve cover spacers designed to allow clearance for rocker girdles.

We have limitations due to the IRS, that's why none of these aftermarket covers don't add any increase to oil capacity. (although some claim that they do). The 03-04 Cobra guys have the same limitations as it's basically the same unit. 1.41 litres isn't a lot of oil. The only option is to add a pump and cooler.