Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
autoguy
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Specific Models / Packages > Camaro 1LE Forum

Camaro 1LE Forum Camaro 1LE Package releated discussions

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-08-2013, 07:51 PM   #76
cam99

 
cam99's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 ZL1
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: pittsburgh area
Posts: 1,265
Since it was a stock car that broke on stock tires I think GM did the right thing in covering it under warranty. It really should be strong enough to not break in factory form IMHO
__________________
2012 ZL1
Roto fab cai
Roto fab reservoir
10%lower (10psi)
catless
ported lsa TB
JRE custom tune

11.04 @ 128.35
on hoosier drs and skinnies
@ PRP with 1100DA
cam99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2013, 07:59 PM   #77
BigBlock69RS
Ed
 
BigBlock69RS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 AGM Camaro 2SS/RS/1LE
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 603
Quote:
Originally Posted by flyinlow View Post
We are all making the assumption that the part failed because of drag racing. Are we sure that it didn't fail because the part was faulty? Was it the shaft itself that broke or was it the CV joint? If its the shaft, did it come apart at a weld or just the metal itself tore apart?

My point is unless we analyze what failed, we don't know if it was just a bad part or if the part failed because the event exceeded its design specification. I'm sure we are all aware that parts are designed by humans, built by humans (or built by machines designed by humans) and that you can get a bad part.

If you have a smart dealer, this is what they need to convey to GM to get it fixed under warranty. There is far more to this than "it broke because you were drag racing, therefore its not covered under warranty". If its determined that all the parts were up to spec and it broke because the traction exceeded the durability of the components, then it should not be covered under warranty.
Well said
__________________
BigBlock69RS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2013, 09:46 PM   #78
CrystalRedTintcoat

 
CrystalRedTintcoat's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 2SS 1LE NPP GBE
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Bay Area, online, & in my 1LE
Posts: 1,706
Quote:
Originally Posted by MySwtZ View Post
Update. Dealer e-mailed me today saying they talked and showed pictures to the district rep and he said it was abuse due to wheel hop, and they would goodwill the repair this one and only time. So hopefully I'll have my car back Monday or Tuesday.
You're not the first person who had this problem. After reading the first guy's breakage I've been chicken sh_t about getting on it when the wheel hop starts. I'm concerned these half shafts can't handle the HP once the wheel hop starts.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
CrystalRedTintcoat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2013, 07:16 PM   #79
SumWhite1LE
King of All
 
SumWhite1LE's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Summit White 1LE 2SS/RS
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Posts: 157
Glad they are fixing it for you. I had my 1LE for a week and a half and my driver side shaft broke also. I was showing off to a friend and launched on the street and experienced the wheel hop and before I got out of the throttle it broke. (I WAS SICK) I explained what happened and my dealership honored the warranty.
__________________
SumWhite1LE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 11:40 AM   #80
flyinlow
 
flyinlow's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Camaro SS 1LE
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Savage, MN
Posts: 370
Wheel hop on an IRS is hard on the components. If you look back to when they brought out the re-designed 2005 Mustang everyone questioned why they stayed with a solid rear axle, especially since the new Mustang platform was based off of the Lincoln LS/Jaguar S series platform, which had an IRS. The reason they gave was they didn't want to alienate their drag racers. If you look at the Fox body Mustang, most of them didn't road race them, they used them for drag racing. One of the advantages to a solid rear axle is that if you get wheel hop, its more durable.
flyinlow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2013, 09:11 PM   #81
alex_mia305
 
Drives: camaro 4th gen
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: miami
Posts: 7
Newbie

So Iam new here at the forum and Iam really considering buying th 2014 camaro 1 le. And after reading this thread it has shook me up a bit. At what rpm is the best on take off and does this half shaft problem occur often ? Can I even do burnouts in this thing?
alex_mia305 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2013, 09:16 PM   #82
aggieguy13

 
aggieguy13's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 SS/RS VR 1LE
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: MCKINNEY,TX
Posts: 1,290
Yes. But it's harder than an SS to do because the tires are made of duct tape and chick Norris finger nails. So they don't like to let go
__________________

2013 SS/RS 1LE VR-Backup System, SOLO Perforsance HF Cats, Muffler Delete, BBK Off-road X-pipe
2002 35th Aniversary SLP SS-Sold
aggieguy13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2013, 09:46 PM   #83
Wilsonation
 
Wilsonation's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 1SS 1LE
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Jeannette, PA
Posts: 445
Quote:
Originally Posted by aggieguy13 View Post
Yes. But it's harder than an SS to do because the tires are made of duct tape and Chuck Norris finger nails. So they don't like to let go
Fixed that for ya... Wouldn't want him seeing that!!!
__________________
2014 1SS 1LE:
10/9/13 Ordered
10/16/13 Queued
10/28/13 TPW
11/2/13 Built and Bayed
11/7/13 Shipped
11/14/13 Brought home!
Wilsonation is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 07:25 AM   #84
Mr. Wyndham
I used to be Dragoneye...
 
Mr. Wyndham's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 25,704
Send a message via AIM to Mr. Wyndham
Quote:
Originally Posted by alex_mia305 View Post
So Iam new here at the forum and Iam really considering buying th 2014 camaro 1 le. And after reading this thread it has shook me up a bit. At what rpm is the best on take off and does this half shaft problem occur often ? Can I even do burnouts in this thing?
Burnouts...by any definition, in any car...are "abusive" (and expensive with these Goodyear Supercar tires). So that's a risk you'll need to choose to take on your own.
__________________
"Keep the faith." - - Read Before You Post.
Past: 2012 Camaro ZL1 (For sale through Tom Henry Chevrolet)

Mr. Wyndham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 11:34 AM   #85
aggieguy13

 
aggieguy13's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 SS/RS VR 1LE
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: MCKINNEY,TX
Posts: 1,290
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wilsonation View Post
Fixed that for ya... Wouldn't want him seeing that!!!

Ya guess that was a pretty massive fail. I've been watching my back for a surprise roundhouse kick all day
__________________

2013 SS/RS 1LE VR-Backup System, SOLO Perforsance HF Cats, Muffler Delete, BBK Off-road X-pipe
2002 35th Aniversary SLP SS-Sold
aggieguy13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 11:38 AM   #86
Camaro_Corvette
36.833283,-76.021958
 
Camaro_Corvette's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 VR 2SS/RS 1LE
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Earth
Posts: 22,193
Quote:
Originally Posted by aggieguy13 View Post
Ya guess that was a pretty massive fail. I've been watching my back for a surprise roundhouse kick all day
He's leaving you in suspense.
__________________
Camaro_Corvette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2013, 03:59 PM   #87
MySwtZ
 
Drives: 2014 2SS RS 1LE
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: westchester, pa
Posts: 36
lol. I wouldn't have doubts about the car. It will be one of the best experiance's of your life to get one. even after having problems I still love my car, it puts a smile on my face everytime I get in. Just don't beat it up to bad, And the tires are super sticky!!!!!!!!!
MySwtZ is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.