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Gforce1320 02-15-2017 03:04 PM

Introducing the Gforce Engineering heavy duty OEM diff mount
 
Thought I would let everyone know that hasn't seen our development work for the new diff mount on facebook, we are now in full production on our new heavy duty diff mount.
This heavy duty diff mount spreads the load out similar to a Harrop diff cover and bolts up to factory mounting points.
Also replaces the squishy OEM mount and is much more solid then a diff mount insert.
Features big twin poly bushings, all laser cut and tig welded.

The diff mounts are $269.

Here is a link to the mount on our web site.
https://gforce1320.com/product/04-06...ng-diff-mount/

Thanks
Chris @ Gforce 316-260-8433
[email protected]

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jamesgiants76 02-15-2017 03:07 PM

Looks like a nice piece. I'll be getting a hold of you guys soon for some suspension parts.

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11chuck 02-15-2017 05:46 PM

This is funny. I have a similar style mount made by an Australian company (This design is more common there) and people said it was a junk design, will break something, etc. I've had it on my car for about 7k miles now and it's all good.

Yours is a good looking piece though, and the price point is nice too.

Abe05GTO 02-15-2017 07:24 PM

Can we use it as a jack point like we can with the original?

Nogomofo 02-16-2017 05:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 11chuck (Post 20631042)
This is funny. I have a similar style mount made by an Australian company (This design is more common there) and people said it was a junk design, will break something, etc. I've had it on my car for about 7k miles now and it's all good.

Yours is a good looking piece though, and the price point is nice too.

Yep I remember those threads

Gforce1320 02-16-2017 05:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Abe05GTO (Post 20631186)
Can we use it as a jack point like we can with the original?

Yea, I suppose you could. Don't see what it would hurt.
I've always just jacked the car up under the diff. Some guys say not to do that but I never had any issues doing that.

SkiPopeye36 02-16-2017 05:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gforce1320 (Post 20631810)
Yea, I suppose you could. Don't see what it would hurt.
I've always just jacked the car up under the diff. Some guys say not to do that but I never had any issues doing that.

This. I jacked up one of my previous GTO's by the OEM mount and ended up deforming the steel mount. Have been using the lip of the differential ever since.

cookmeup272 02-16-2017 06:34 AM

I always jack up by the diff as well

Abe05GTO 02-16-2017 07:20 AM

That's weird. I never had an issue with the OEM mount bending when I put a jack on the jacking tab. I was told not to lift by the differential as it puts too much strain on the rubber in the mount (lifting the weight of the car vs. the diff hanging off the mount). As long as this can take the strain of lifting the car by the diff I'm up for ordering one.

Gimpy1 02-16-2017 07:34 AM

Nice! I'll be ordering one next time I'm in the good 'ol US of A. Is the mount available in any other color?

Gforce1320 02-16-2017 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Abe05GTO (Post 20632026)
That's weird. I never had an issue with the OEM mount bending when I put a jack on the jacking tab. I was told not to lift by the differential as it puts too much strain on the rubber in the mount (lifting the weight of the car vs. the diff hanging off the mount). As long as this can take the strain of lifting the car by the diff I'm up for ordering one.

It's laser cut from 3/16" and 3/8" thick steel so I'm sure it can take it.
The oem mount was not nearly as thick of steel

Gforce1320 02-16-2017 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gimpy1 (Post 20632074)
Nice! I'll be ordering one next time I'm in the good 'ol US of A. Is the mount available in any other color?

We do them in Black and Red

CaliBayGoat06 02-17-2017 11:10 AM

Did you guys notice a big difference on the track? at launch? and im guessing it would benefit any car even on the streets do to less flex right? I currently have the diff insert I have wanted a harrop but think its too much at this price point seems more like i could get into this rather then the harrop

cookmeup272 02-17-2017 11:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CaliBayGoat06 (Post 20634594)
Did you guys notice a big difference on the track? at launch? and im guessing it would benefit any car even on the streets do to less flex right? I currently have the diff insert I have wanted a harrop but think its too much at this price point seems more like i could get into this rather then the harrop

That's exactly what I was wondering as well. I bought a diff insert but never got around to installing it.

Abe05GTO 02-17-2017 02:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gforce1320 (Post 20632722)
We do them in Black and Red

Please send a message when the black ones are available. I will order one.

Gforce1320 02-20-2017 10:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CaliBayGoat06 (Post 20634594)
Did you guys notice a big difference on the track? at launch? and im guessing it would benefit any car even on the streets do to less flex right? I currently have the diff insert I have wanted a harrop but think its too much at this price point seems more like i could get into this rather then the harrop

Quote:

Originally Posted by cookmeup272 (Post 20634706)
That's exactly what I was wondering as well. I bought a diff insert but never got around to installing it.

All the feedback we have gotten is from aggressive street driving, and feedback was great. Firmer stiffer feel in the rear which is exactly what it's supposed to do.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Abe05GTO (Post 20635130)
Please send a message when the black ones are available. I will order one.

We have black ones going to powdercoat today, if you want one I'd call and get it on order 316-260-8433.

Were selling these mounts as fast we can make them. Were on the 2nd batch of 20 now..

Thanks
Chris

Abe05GTO 02-20-2017 06:36 PM

Called, left VM on sales line this afternoon with no call back. I'll try again tomorrow..

lynmup 02-24-2017 11:07 AM

Hind sight is 20/20. Had I only known, I'd have saved the extra money I spent on the Harrop cover and went with this.

Well, at least it looks good under there with the new axles and toe rods!

ghenson4 05-26-2018 04:32 PM

Sorry to dig up an old thread but got mine in the mail, fixing to install but are there any torque specs for anything or just go till you can go no more lol. Also, red loctite or no?

BigBoysToy 09-24-2018 03:09 PM

Anybody try this?
If so Feedback pls
It is priced reasonably.


Gforce 04-06 GTO Heavy Duty Dual Bushing Diff Mount
$269.99

https://gforce1320.com/product/04-06...ng-diff-mount/

Langdonious Rex 10-29-2018 09:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ghenson4 (Post 21448090)
Sorry to dig up an old thread but got mine in the mail, fixing to install but are there any torque specs for anything or just go till you can go no more lol. Also, red loctite or no?

I used red Loctite on the 4 body mount bolts.

Just installed this and really enjoy a tight rear end.

LFSADRG 10-30-2018 07:41 AM

Add this as well....

https://www.harrop.com.au/shop/autom...o-holden-vt-vz

Rich-Tripower 10-30-2018 08:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LFSADRG (Post 21523699)

Cost wise, if you were going to use that cover AND the GForce mount, you might as well go with the full blown Harrop cover which provides a wider support base at a lower cost.

$684 vs. $650.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/gfe-gto10304a

Langdonious Rex 10-30-2018 08:36 AM

Having had both a full blown Harrop cover and this GForce diff mount, I prefer the GForce diff mount because the hardware is far more beefier than what comes with the Harrop. I know a guy running a Harrop that had his diff drop from sheared bolts. BTW, that OEM like Harrop diff cover is only US$279 + US$269 = US$548

Nothubertjfarnsworth 10-30-2018 09:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Langdonious Rex (Post 21523733)
Having had both a full blown Harrop cover and this GForce diff mount, I prefer the GForce diff mount because the hardware is far more beefier than what comes with the Harrop. I know a guy running a Harrop that had his diff drop from sheared bolts. BTW, that OEM like Harrop diff cover is only US$279 + US$269 = US$548

holy crap. no bueno.

i used to lust over the harrop in the beginning. :nonono:

Langdonious Rex 10-30-2018 10:21 AM

The cover itself is a lovely piece and I'm sure you could source stronger hardware for it but after spending that kind of coin (I got mine for like $425 brand new ~ 2009) it was not very confidence inspiring from the beginning. The GForce mount is quite stout and ready to party and the OEM diff cover is plenty sufficient at serving its purpose.

Rich-Tripower 10-30-2018 10:29 AM

My Harrop came with grade 10.8 hardware. I would assume that to actually shear off the bolts on a Harrop you'd either have to have loose bolts, been driving through horrible wheel hop repeatedly or have installed something incorrect or some combination of the above. I'd think the bracket would break long before the bolts would shear when it is properly installed.

LFSADRG 10-31-2018 09:59 AM

Installed the Harrop and the inner bolts that attach the bracket to the body are a pain to get in and tighten. If I place my current traditional Harrop cover for sale and get the stock mounting Harrop cover and the GForce mount, anyone interested?

BigBoysToy 10-31-2018 06:15 PM

I had bad wheel hop, bought bags and this new diff bracket.
Was gunna put both in at same time, however the bags were too small (invoice and packing slip had correct part number). Never opened shipping box until ready to use (dumb of me). Was disappointed, but still installed new diff bracket, trans and motor mounts. Took it for a ride, NO WHEEL HOP! I am not saying that this cures wheel hop guaranteed. I am just sharing "I have no wheel hop now". Based on this the bags will be returned, "my wheel hop is gone so I am not gunna use them seeing as how I achieved my goal.

fastedddy 10-31-2018 07:15 PM

Just saying the bolts are a pain with the gforce mount as well
Iwant to know where to get the enduro cover


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