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Old 01-28-2011, 08:25 AM   #171
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Russ have you updated anything besides the motor on your car in the way of rear end or tranny mods? Want to see what you have done and how it holds up when you hook up with your new wheels.

Tranny mods - yes....ask Russ.
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:19 AM   #172
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Here's another update. I've been anxious to get my car on the track, but there was no way I was doing it on my new Savinis. I just ordered Forgestar F14s from Tony (Nineball) in matte black (18X10 and 18X9). He said they should be here in 2-3 weeks. I'm going with Mickey Thompson 305/45/18s for the back and Nitto 265/50/18s for the front.
Please post pics when you get the new track shoes. I'm trying to figure out which ones to get if I can ever sell the 22s I have.
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:00 PM   #173
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Give us a rundown how it feels at the track(s).
I definitely will (whenever I can get out there). I really need to get my roll bar done. There are some tracks I can hit now, but the bigger ones won't let me run long without it.

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Please post pics when you get the new track shoes. I'm trying to figure out which ones to get if I can ever sell the 22s I have.
Yes ma'am (I'm from Texas you know).
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:11 PM   #174
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Yes ma'am (I'm from Texas you know).
Thank ya kindly, pardner.
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:31 PM   #175
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Russ have you updated anything besides the motor on your car in the way of rear end or tranny mods? Want to see what you have done and how it holds up when you hook up with your new wheels.
It's interesting you should ask that. I actually burned up my transmission a few weeks back. Owen at ARD still had his tranny at the shop (he switched to a 4L80 since he was running 1000+ RWHP). He was cool enough to let me borrow it while he built mine.

I didn't want to post anything until I knew what was going on, but it looks like the 4/5/6 clutch plates fused together (pics below). According to Circle D this is one of the weakest links in the 6L80. I drive it hard, and I guess with 600+RWHP it just couldn't take it. GM specs this transmission at a max of 469 HP (flywheel) and 439 lb/ft torque. I talked to a GM tech the other day that said he's seen this happen on stock cars.

Owen is building my transmission right now (his stage III kit). I'll post it up here later with more information and pics.
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:45 PM   #176
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ARD finished my transmission and installed it this past Saturday. I'm still babying it, but this thing shifts nice. Much more quick and firm.

Just posted this up in the transmission section, but here are all the components to the stage III upgrade:

Replace oil pump return spring
Modify pressure regulator valve
Replace pressure regulator valve inner and outer springs

Modify valve body separator plate circuits

TCC release
TCC apply

3-5 Reverse clutch feed
3-5 Reverse clutch feedback

1-2-3-4 Clutch feed
1-2-3-4 Clutch feedback

4-5-6 Clutch feed
4-5-6 Clutch feedback

Tig weld drums (common failure point)

1-2-3-4 Clutch Hub and Shaft Assembly
2-6 and 3-5 Reverse Clutch Hub and Shaft Assembly

Frictions (Clutches)
2-6 Alto Red Eagle Power Pack (50% more surface area)
3-5-Reverse Red Eagle Power Pack (70% more surface area)
4-5-6 Alto Red Eagle Power Pack (50% more surface area)
1-2-3-4 Clutch Pack Replaced with Alto High Energy Clutches
Reverse Clutch Pack Replaced with Alto High Energy Clutches

Replace all seals, gaskets and filter

I'm waiting on some pics, and will post them up as soon as I get them.
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:06 PM   #177
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Woohoo for fixed better tranny!!
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:40 PM   #178
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That's all ?

What DIDN'T you change....

I will bet you are gonna love that new tranny. When they are done right, nothing feels better..


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ARD finished my transmission and installed it this past Saturday. I'm still babying it, but this thing shifts nice. Much more quick and firm.

Just posted this up in the transmission section, but here are all the components to the stage III upgrade:

Replace oil pump return spring
Modify pressure regulator valve
Replace pressure regulator valve inner and outer springs

Modify valve body separator plate circuits

TCC release
TCC apply

3-5 Reverse clutch feed
3-5 Reverse clutch feedback

1-2-3-4 Clutch feed
1-2-3-4 Clutch feedback

4-5-6 Clutch feed
4-5-6 Clutch feedback

Tig weld drums (common failure point)

1-2-3-4 Clutch Hub and Shaft Assembly
2-6 and 3-5 Reverse Clutch Hub and Shaft Assembly

Frictions (Clutches)
2-6 Alto Red Eagle Power Pack (50% more surface area)
3-5-Reverse Red Eagle Power Pack (70% more surface area)
4-5-6 Alto Red Eagle Power Pack (50% more surface area)
1-2-3-4 Clutch Pack Replaced with Alto High Energy Clutches
Reverse Clutch Pack Replaced with Alto High Energy Clutches

Replace all seals, gaskets and filter

I'm waiting on some pics, and will post them up as soon as I get them.
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Old 02-02-2011, 01:13 AM   #179
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That's all ?

What DIDN'T you change....

I will bet you are gonna love that new tranny. When they are done right, nothing feels better..
Yea...we figured if you have to tear it apart anyway, why not upgrade everything.

The tranny feels great. Shifts are firm and quick. Drives like a different car. I'm babying it right now, but I'm very interested to see how it feels when I can put the hammer down.
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:39 AM   #180
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I'd bet $100 that you smile like that all the time, even in your sleep... and you don't snore when you sleep, you giggle.

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Old 02-02-2011, 09:58 AM   #181
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I realize you're a thread jacker Hose, but why would you choose the front license plate pic? You lost at least 10 HP when they put that on!
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:11 AM   #182
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I realize you're a thread jacker Hose, but why would you choose the front license plate pic? You lost at least 10 HP when they put that on!
yeah...Mike started that crap!!!!!! LMAO
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:23 AM   #183
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BWAHAHAHAHAHAH... front plate pics rule...

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That's all ?

What DIDN'T you change....

I will bet you are gonna love that new tranny. When they are done right, nothing feels better..
...and this one feels awesome... took a ride on Sunday and it shifts soooooo solid and smooth at the same time...

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Old 02-02-2011, 12:08 PM   #184
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Russ Sorry to talk up bad luck about tranny issues, hopefully is wasn't me that did that. I was going off my nephews car issues except his rear went first, but then again he has 850.

It looks like the tranny wont be the weak link now and I will be interested to see what happens now when you put the hammer down. I have been told be the local mechanics around here that my tranny is next, or clutch and I only have 463. Of course I told them they are crazy, hard to tear it up when you baby it, LMAO.

I'm sure a clutch is in my future but hey that is why you have these cars is to have fun with them.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:09 PM   #185
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Russ Sorry to talk up bad luck about tranny issues, hopefully is wasn't me that did that. I was going off my nephews car issues except his rear went first, but then again he has 850.

It looks like the tranny wont be the weak link now and I will be interested to see what happens now when you put the hammer down. I have been told be the local mechanics around here that my tranny is next, or clutch and I only have 463. Of course I told them they are crazy, hard to tear it up when you baby it, LMAO.

I'm sure a clutch is in my future but hey that is why you have these cars is to have fun with them.
No biggie at all. When you asked the damage had already been done. It's the risk you take when you add this much power.
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:27 PM   #186
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Hey my best friend Kenny saw you driving this weekend and he thought you were me because of the lights but when he saw your rims he realised you weren't. He said he guessed someone made you mad and you passed like 3 cars like it was nothing. He was very impressed with your camaro, and said that your car is LOUD and beautiful. lol.
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:31 PM   #187
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Hey my best friend Kenny saw you driving this weekend and he thought you were me because of the lights but when he saw your rims he realised you weren't. He said he guessed someone made you mad and you passed like 3 cars like it was nothing. He was very impressed with your camaro, and said that your car is LOUD and beautiful. lol.
That couldn't have been me, cause I never exceed the speed limit.
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