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    Question Dealt with this parts vendor?

    Has anybody ever dealt with this parts vendor?

    http://www.jhp.com.au/jhpgto/harropcover.htm

    This is about the best price on the Harrop differential mount/cover I've found $407 delivered. I would work out a deal where I would withhold my card payment until the part was delivered. If anyone has a better source I am open to suggestion. Thank you for your time.

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    They are australian so might want to check if they will sell to the U.S. market or have a counterpart here. That 'shipping included' may not be eligible for overseas.

    The new Camaro has the IRS too. I am not sure if it is the same as ours but I hope it is so these covers will become more abundant and cheaper!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6.0LiterImportEater View Post
    They are australian so might want to check if they will sell to the U.S. market or have a counterpart here. That 'shipping included' may not be eligible for overseas.

    The new Camaro has the IRS too. I am not sure if it is the same as ours but I hope it is so these covers will become more abundant and cheaper!!!
    They already sent me an Email confirming the deal. It said "$407 delivered". I think they have a subsidiary in California. Good deal huh?

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    What's the word on teh cover? I take it it does mroe than just look better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Switchblade View Post
    What's the word on teh cover? I take it it does mroe than just look better.
    The stock design is pathetic. The one in the link is much stronger, helps get rid of wheel hop, keeps the differential from smacking the subframe, keeps the differential from shifting around. This mount and a bushing kit are actually the first mod's you should do. I had some other minor issues to handle but those things are my next moves. I bought the car in February. The mount normally lists for $499. The factory design is a JOKEWORTHLESS!!! The only other option is to modify a Mustang Cobra rear end to mount under the GTO. They sell a complete kit for . . . $3500. Nice huh?
    Trust me, if the stock one was worth a damn we wouldn't be having this conversation. It's a conspiracy IMO.
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    The stock IRS is a nice set-up until you reach over 800 whp where the Cobra SVT IRS swap is needed since those have been proven to take serious beatings with +1000 whp.

    Wheel hop is an issue for the GOAT. Replacing the mount with two mounts for the diff really helps....the cover though really is just a luxury of holding more fluid thus keeping the diff cool when pounding the strip. Mounts are key!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6.0LiterImportEater View Post
    The stock IRS is a nice set-up until you reach over 800 whp where the Cobra SVT IRS swap is needed since those have been proven to take serious beatings with +1000 whp.

    Wheel hop is an issue for the GOAT. Replacing the mount with two mounts for the diff really helps....the cover though really is just a luxury of holding more fluid thus keeping the diff cool when pounding the strip. Mounts are key!
    I would say the setup is "OK", multi link would be prime. The mount is definitely the weak link. I wouldn't even waste my time with the insert.

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    My car came with a Harrop cover. I love it. Wouldn't have it any other way. Had my car at a track in NY and the car took off like a bullet with no hop whatsoever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    My car came with a Harrop cover. I love it. Wouldn't have it any other way. Had my car at a track in NY and the car took off like a bullet with no hop whatsoever.
    You lucky bastard. I figure the Harrop and a stiffy mount oughta really change the launch. I can't wait to get it.

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    After doing some digging around I feel that these guys are trustworthy. Thank you for the . . .

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    I've bought lots of stuff from JHP; good gear, good company. Expensive, but good kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scauffiel View Post
    I've bought lots of stuff from JHP; good gear, good company. Expensive, but good kit.

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    Everybody else lists the unit for $499 vs 407. JHP was actually the cheapest I could find. Thanks for your .02
    That's a sweet lookin' GOAT you've got but that lip looks like scrape factor 5000.
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    The only bad I've ever heard about them is they are expensive, but their quality seems to be top notch. I'd hop on that diff cover!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goat-E View Post
    Everybody else lists the unit for $499 vs 407. JHP was actually the cheapest I could find. Thanks for your .02
    That's a sweet lookin' GOAT you've got but that lip looks like scrape factor 5000.
    Thanks, yeah, there's a scrape factor there. If you put your foot under the front lip it rubs the top of your shoe. Just a tad low.

    Quote Originally Posted by jmw_LS2 View Post
    The only bad I've ever heard about them is they are expensive, but their quality seems to be top notch. I'd hop on that diff cover!
    Usually what tends to be expensive is freight from Oz. If they have a source in the States then that's awesome.

    Here's some more pix; those are JHP Dominator side skirts and rear bumper. I also have the Harrop Differential Cover and HAD the Bluetooth kit and two Monaro front ends from them. All of it has been great gear.
















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    Quote Originally Posted by scauffiel View Post
    Thanks, yeah, there's a scrape factor there. If you put your foot under the front lip it rubs the top of your shoe. Just a tad low.



    Usually what tends to be expensive is freight from Oz. If they have a source in the States then that's awesome.

    Here's some more pix; those are JHP Dominator side skirts and rear bumper. I also have the Harrop Differential Cover and HAD the Bluetooth kit and two Monaro front ends from them. All of it has been great gear.

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    Man, that car looks worthy with the Maverick Man lip.

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    Now that's awesome! I better get on over to JHP and take another look.

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