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GFORCE1320 05-29-2013 07:11 PM

Strange S-60 IRS rear install
 
Strange Engineering has asked us to help them test out the new Strange S-60 Camaro IRS rear.
The center section arrived today and we will start the install tomorrow.

The S-60 is a bolt in rear center section that is comparable to the 9" in strength and will be a great option for the Camaro crowd.
There are 4 gear ratio options available, 3.54, 3.73, 4.10 and 4.56
Posi options are the Strange S-Trac, Eaton Trutrac and a Detroit Locker. We recommend the S-Trac.
Strange has decided to sell just the center section and let us provide the axles and driveshaft plus any other parts that might be needed for a complete bolt in kit.
The kit will come with Gforce Level 5 Severe duty 31 spline axles.

We will be installing the S-60 in a customers car from Kansas City. I'm sure he will chime in.
The car is a blower car that put down over 1,000 to the tires.

This S-60 has the 3.54 gears and the Strange S-Trac.

I'll post up more photo's tomorrow once we get the install going.

Thanks
Chris @ Gforce


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Here is the S-60 next to the OEM Camaro rear.
On our scales the S-60 weighed in at 106.7 lbs with no fluid and with stubs installed, stubs weight around 15 lbs.
The stock rear without stubs and fluid weighed 74.1
Our 9" weighed 131.4 with stubs installed, without stubs it weighs 116 lbs

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GFORCE1320 05-30-2013 05:38 PM

We got the center section installed today, bolted right in with no problems.

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Next up is the driveshaft and axles.
We are going to see if a 4" aluminum shaft will fit in the tunnel with the S-60. This car puts down some serious power so a 4" will be ideal.

We should have more photos tomorrow.

Thanks
Chris

fastlane2010 05-30-2013 06:03 PM

omg i think i just wet my pants it looks awesome deff want to see the result of this and the price

yotaman96 05-30-2013 10:11 PM

Looks very nice.

se7en 05-31-2013 09:04 AM

Awesome man!! Looks great

GFORCE1320 05-31-2013 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by se7en (Post 6611519)
Awesome man!! Looks great

Yea, it's a real nice looking unit. I cant wait to have the customer put it through its paces.

TornadoSS 05-31-2013 08:33 PM

That is a nice looking diff! Sure makes the stock diff look pretty small!

GFORCE1320 05-31-2013 08:36 PM

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Originally Posted by TornadoSS (Post 6613886)
That is a nice looking diff! Sure makes the stock diff look pretty small!

Oh yea, this thing if beefy!

GFORCE1320 06-03-2013 09:53 PM

Got the axles installed today, we used our Level 5 Severe duty 31 spline axles for this build.
With 1400+ hp he wont ever have to worry about breaking an axle with these bad boys!

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GFORCE1320 06-13-2013 06:26 PM

All done, the customer came and took the car for a test drive with me this afternoon and the car drives just like stock with the S-60, nice and smooth.
He will put some miles on the car this summer and give us and Strange some great feedback on how it does. Stay tuned..

Thanks
Chris


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yotaman96 06-13-2013 06:31 PM

Very cool piece.

RenegadeSS 06-13-2013 06:44 PM

I have a Lingenfelter dif cooler. Is your diff compatible with my diff cooler?

GFORCE1320 06-13-2013 08:19 PM

There are provisions in the S-60 that would allow a diff cooler to be ran, our fabricated 9" can also be used with a diff cooler.

Thanks
Chris

Clinc 06-14-2013 02:00 AM

Big thanks to Chris & Casey at Gforce also the guys at Strange. First time dealing with Gforce and the customer service is great, they were able to deliver a day before scheduled pick up.

Really impressed with the size difference of the s60 compared to stock. This thing is beefy! Yet had enough clearance for the bigger magnaflow exhaust.
Took it out tonight to get some street miles on it. I will say just as smoth and quite as the factory diff.

First thing found a parking lot and cut some tight circles to test out the S-trac posi unit. Really smooth no binding or noise. hit it hard from a stop left two long black stripes on the road (private road with supervision of course). Logged a little over 50 miles, got it home and inspected it. No leaks everything looked great. Driveshaft and axles are badass too!

I will be putting some good hard street miles on it. In the next few weeks Will be going to the track for the real test. Hitting it hard with the trans brake and slicks!!

RenegadeSS 06-14-2013 06:52 AM

So what is the target price?

GFORCE1320 06-14-2013 07:30 AM

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Originally Posted by RenegadeSS (Post 6668922)
So what is the target price?

Price should be very comparable to what our 9" kit price is, total package price ready to bolt in right around mid $6K range.

Thanks
Chris

GFORCE1320 06-14-2013 07:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clinc (Post 6668689)
Big thanks to Chris & Casey at Gforce also the guys at Strange. First time dealing with Gforce and the customer service is great, they were able to deliver a day before scheduled pick up.

Really impressed with the size difference of the s60 compared to stock. This thing is beefy! Yet had enough clearance for the bigger magnaflow exhaust.
Took it out tonight to get some street miles on it. I will say just as smoth and quite as the factory diff.

First thing found a parking lot and cut some tight circles to test out the S-trac posi unit. Really smooth no binding or noise. hit it hard from a stop left two long black stripes on the road (private road with supervision of course). Logged a little over 50 miles, got it home and inspected it. No leaks everything looked great. Driveshaft and axles are badass too!

I will be putting some good hard street miles on it. In the next few weeks Will be going to the track for the real test. Hitting it hard with the trans brake and slicks!!

I'd like to thank you and Strange for letting us test our these new products.
It took awhile to find just the right car and just so happened we ran across you just a couple hours up the road, it worked out great.
Enjoy beating on that rear for awhile and check back with us on how everything is doing.

Thanks
Chris

jeremywes 06-19-2013 11:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GFORCE1320 (Post 6667308)
All done, the customer came and took the car for a test drive with me this afternoon and the car drives just like stock with the S-60, nice and smooth.
He will put some miles on the car this summer and give us and Strange some great feedback on how it does. Stay tuned..

Thanks
Chris


http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c9...ps1f6db863.jpg

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Does it eliminate the infamous driveline slack noise that the 5th gen is plagued with?

GFORCE1320 06-19-2013 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by jeremywes (Post 6689096)
Does it eliminate the infamous driveline slack noise that the 5th gen is plagued with?

Sure does, it's a nice quiet ride :)
It replaces everything from the transmission back

GFORCE1320 06-25-2013 05:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clinc (Post 6668689)
Big thanks to Chris & Casey at Gforce also the guys at Strange. First time dealing with Gforce and the customer service is great, they were able to deliver a day before scheduled pick up.

Really impressed with the size difference of the s60 compared to stock. This thing is beefy! Yet had enough clearance for the bigger magnaflow exhaust.
Took it out tonight to get some street miles on it. I will say just as smoth and quite as the factory diff.

First thing found a parking lot and cut some tight circles to test out the S-trac posi unit. Really smooth no binding or noise. hit it hard from a stop left two long black stripes on the road (private road with supervision of course). Logged a little over 50 miles, got it home and inspected it. No leaks everything looked great. Driveshaft and axles are badass too!

I will be putting some good hard street miles on it. In the next few weeks Will be going to the track for the real test. Hitting it hard with the trans brake and slicks!!

Sounds like you had a good day at the track on the new S-60.

Running a 9.91 @ 141mph is haulin for a car that you can drive to the track and back home, well done!!
Get that thing dialed in with a race tune and it'll go low 9's easy especially if you get that 60ft down.

Thanks
Chris

GFORCE1320 07-16-2013 10:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clinc (Post 6668689)
Big thanks to Chris & Casey at Gforce also the guys at Strange. First time dealing with Gforce and the customer service is great, they were able to deliver a day before scheduled pick up.

Really impressed with the size difference of the s60 compared to stock. This thing is beefy! Yet had enough clearance for the bigger magnaflow exhaust.
Took it out tonight to get some street miles on it. I will say just as smoth and quite as the factory diff.

First thing found a parking lot and cut some tight circles to test out the S-trac posi unit. Really smooth no binding or noise. hit it hard from a stop left two long black stripes on the road (private road with supervision of course). Logged a little over 50 miles, got it home and inspected it. No leaks everything looked great. Driveshaft and axles are badass too!

I will be putting some good hard street miles on it. In the next few weeks Will be going to the track for the real test. Hitting it hard with the trans brake and slicks!!

How is the rear doing?

Clinc 07-19-2013 09:21 PM

So far so good! Been putting plenty of miles on it. Have a little over 2.5k and still smooth and quiet with no leaks. Love it! After 17 passes of track abuse and alot of street abuse I think it's almost time for an inspection.

Clinc 07-20-2013 05:55 PM

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Got a wild hair today and threw it on the dyno. So here is some validity as to the power I'm putting to this s60. The car has a bit more left in it. The tuner wasn't around to make any tweaks but it was still making torque at 6800rpm. And going lean..

Back on subject- strange s60 and GForce axles and driveshaft FTW!!

se7en 07-20-2013 06:57 PM

Wow.....nice power! What kind of mods are in this beast

Clinc 07-20-2013 08:21 PM

Fully built 408, f1-x, 4l80e MVb, strange s60, Gforce 4" driveshaft & level 5 31 spline axles. With all the supporting mods. Ill get around to updating my signature someday.


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