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Old 08-08-2012, 11:57 AM   #15
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Looked like the track official was VHT'n your side down pretty good, make him pay for it
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:53 PM   #16
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Ugh...that's horrible! I'm glad other stepped up to help you out, though. that's what it's all about! Now...I'm contemplating some 3.91 gears....lol
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:58 PM   #17
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Hey Sam, after seeing this video and pictures I'm glad everyone jumped in and got you home!! I wish I was there to enjoy the fun but you know what I did to my rearend and just was not confident enough to travel done and have it blow out again!!! You got lucky and was able to drive home!!! Big THANKS to everyone involved in getting Sam back home!!!
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:41 PM   #18
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Golly, now even MORE people are going to see pictures of Sam's rear end.

Does your mother visit this site Sam?????
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:46 PM   #19
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Golly, now even MORE people are going to see pictures of Sam's rear end.

Does your mother visit this site Sam?????
Lmao. Glad everything work out.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:04 PM   #20
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The spider gears failed...NOT the 3.91 gear...the chunks from the spider gears then grenaded the rest inside...I love this gear, makes a big difference in the car...it feels like a slug without it right now (still have the loaner 3.45 rear end in)...as far as what I am going to do, I am going to re use my case and put a new 3.91 in and a Eaton TruTrak inside it for now...then eventually I am going to upgrade to a 9 inch or hammerhead or gforce, etc, not sure what one yet.

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Sorry to hear about breaking it, looks like your first pass was with me.
My 1st pass sucked, I wasnt ready for the light and didnt get a launch at all, and then when I tried to shift into 4th my trans grinded me out so I got outta it and just coasted thru the finish line, hoped my 2nd pass would be better, but it wasnt haha! My trans is a whole other problem!
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:52 PM   #21
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glad to see there was alot of people who helped out those who needed at the fest


for a new rear id go with lpe 9.5 rear they put some sick power threw theres
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:22 AM   #22
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Yea I am thinking about the LPE one too...decisions decisions
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:29 AM   #23
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Glad to hear you made it home without further issues. Let us know if there is anything else you need.

Jeremy

A big thumbs up and Thank You to RPM Transmisions for all your help in Sam's time of need. YOU GUYS ROCK.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:39 AM   #24
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I saw your run, sorry to hear about the breakage....


I saw you also. Thanks for the info/update.
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:08 PM   #25
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Holy crap Sam! You got some real bad luck with the differential! Thats bad! Hope you can get the right parts to withstand that kind of torque for the new rebuild! Saw the youtube video. Wish it didnt happen on ya! Good luck with the rebuild sam! - Joe
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:56 PM   #26
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A big thumbs up and Thank You to RPM Transmisions for all your help in Sam's time of need. YOU GUYS ROCK.





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Have you decided on what to do next?
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:28 PM   #27
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Saw it happen, glad you got back on the road. I have the same rear and love it.
Saw your web site and you can sure drive that thing!
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:39 PM   #28
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Saw it happen, glad you got back on the road. I have the same rear and love it.
Saw your web site and you can sure drive that thing!

Thank you

I wish it wouldnt have broken right away...I coulda showed some of these guys a thing or two about drag racing... I love launching and shifting this car!


You have the TrueTrac?

I am excited to see how it feels and holds up...RPM upgraded my bushings to polyurethane also which is a noticeable difference.

and Mike, I am putting in the LPE 3.90 gear, and Eaton TrueTrac and see what happens...if the wheel hop is still there I will downgrade the axles to level 4s instead of level 5s...idk yet
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