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Postby nitrofish » Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:50 pm

Got the slicks I bought from Jeff mounted up on my SCX wheels.  They sure do look pretty and can't wait to see what I'll run in the Quadzed this weekend.
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Postby fastlane02 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:57 pm

i hate you lol
i've been working the headers i havn't had time to work on my cars and get them ready.
I have everything ready for the ta and all i have to do on the beretta is drop in the motor and hook everything up.


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Postby heavywoody » Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:31 am

I hope you don't break an axle  :p


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Postby Cliff8928 » Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:17 pm

Nice, those should be nice and light compared to most.

Haha, don't break an axle.  That's like hoping my original (1999) intake gasket doesn't go on my 3400. LOL  It's inevitable.


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Postby nitrofish » Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:22 pm

they weigh 24lbs. a piece so hopefully the axles will like them


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Postby 3X00-Modified » Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:44 pm

The weight doesn't determine if the axle likes it... its how much power and grip you have... lol  Apparently Geoff's car had too much power for his axles... which is why I'm glad I have an auto, its there to absorb the axle breaking tendencies.



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Postby zach82 » Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:37 pm

Yeah, then you just grind the slushbox to a pulp like I did  :p Woohoo for no 3rd or 4th gear  :banana


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Postby nitrofish » Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:11 am


(3X00-Modified @ Apr. 08 2008,13:44)
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The weight doesn't determine if the axle likes it.

well I know my axles didn't like my stock Z26 wheels with street tires for two weekends in a row

I think the less weight the axles have to turn the better no matter if your making 100HP to 200HP.  If you put enough strain on the axle with combined weight and traction it'll break.

The new axles I installed the week after breaking my stockers broke with the same setup i had on there the week prior and I'm not making that much power


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Postby Cliff8928 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:41 am

I've toasted like 3 or 4 axles.  Usually the inner joint oddly enough.


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Postby fastlane02 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:45 am

Dont even get me started on axles lol i'm sure i have atleast 20 broken axles laying around. the last couple times i used part of the broken one to fix broken ones :D


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Postby 3X00-Modified » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:38 am


(zach82 @ Apr. 08 2008,14:37)
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Yeah, then you just grind the slushbox to a pulp like I did  :p Woohoo for no 3rd or 4th gear  :banana

Nope, not if its built right... and its really the torque converter that takes the blow.



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Postby Barry » Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:44 pm

Yeah, built autos are far from the stock slushbox that comes with our cars.

I also feel that the fact that you can preload the drivetrain easier on an automatic allows them to keep the axles alive. You guys launch off the brake right?

Its the shock of letting the clutch fly that is breaking the axles( most of the time :p )



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Postby zach82 » Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:28 am

I always got the best results just launching from an idle with mine.  Too much wheelspin when I tried launching higher; I never used slicks though so that's a whole different ballgame.





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Postby Cliff8928 » Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:57 am


(Barry @ Apr. 09 2008,21:44)
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Its the shock of letting the clutch fly that is breaking the axles( most of the time :p )

Haha, like when one of mine died on the 1->2 shift.


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Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:05 am

yeah I launch off of the break because most of my wheel spin comes from a idle start... kinda odd...  Then again I could just have wheel spin all around now with this new motor and 3k stall converter.




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