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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nawlinstornado Click here to enlarge
    Apparently, Bird's UK caught onto my failed attempt to get some made by Quaife and bought a MB factory diff for them to match. See the thread here:
    http://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-co...rs-wanted.html
    Still seems like nothing official released?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Still seems like nothing official released?
    Agreed. But since the diff is in development at Quaife, with expected release date in July, I'm assuming a formal *official* press release won't be available until then. Bird's postings are consistent with my phone calls to Quaife's engineers. I have no reason to doubt them, particularly since they are Quaife's largest distributor.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nawlinstornado Click here to enlarge
    Agreed. But since the diff is in development at Quaife, with expected release date in July, I'm assuming a formal *official* press release won't be available until then. Bird's postings are consistent with my phone calls to Quaife's engineers. I have no reason to doubt them, particularly since they are Quaife's largest distributor.
    I'm not doubting them. When we have something official let me know and I'll put an article up. Just keep me updated.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    I'm not doubting them. When we have something official let me know and I'll put an article up. Just keep me updated.
    I've already reserved my place in the queue. As soon as they notify me it's ready to ship, I'll update the thread.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nawlinstornado Click here to enlarge
    I've already reserved my place in the queue. As soon as they notify me it's ready to ship, I'll update the thread.
    Please create a new one here on the topic when the time comes.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nawlinstornado Click here to enlarge
    Apparently, Bird's UK caught onto my failed attempt to get some made by Quaife and bought a MB factory diff for them to match. See the thread here:
    http://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-co...rs-wanted.html
    To add to the Quaife parade: I started this process Dec 2011 when the MBZ dealer tried to install the 2011 E coupe Quaife in my showroom-new 2012: it didn't fit much to the dealer's surprise. At that time they or Quaife didn't know MBZ had introduced a new pumpkin for the M278 E coupe/convertible. I contacted Quaife and they put me in contact with Bird; he offered to help design and build a unit if I sent in the pumpkin from my new 2012.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Dueclaws Click here to enlarge
    I contacted Quaife and they put me in contact with Bird; he offered to help design and build a unit if I sent in the pumpkin from my new 2012.
    I guess they finally saw enough interest to get involved. Or they found out it fits other X550's with the M278 and saw a larger market. Either way, I'm excited that it's getting made. And that I didn't have to buy 10 units!

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nawlinstornado Click here to enlarge
    I guess they finally saw enough interest to get involved. Or they found out it fits other X550's with the M278 and saw a larger market. Either way, I'm excited that it's getting made. And that I didn't have to buy 10 units!
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    or send in a pumpkin from my vehicle.

    Looking forward to your "after Quaife install" timeslip!

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    Really impressive numbers! Hopefully a serious drop by way of coilovers is in this cars future!

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BK63AMG Click here to enlarge
    Really impressive numbers! Hopefully a serious drop by way of coilovers is in this cars future!
    I was surprised, too. I went to the track expecting sub-13s, but never considered a sub-12.5.

    As to the drop, I'm still debating. This is my daily driver and my only car. I'm moving next month, though, and buying an SUV to tow my track-only R6. Once I'm settled in, I may take the plunge but any drop will be relatively conservative. DC roads can be rather unforgiving.

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