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Old 09-13-2010, 04:15 PM   #1
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Stock Gears Broke

Got it last year and it only has 5k miles. Its a Stage 2 nickey camaro with exhaust, headers, pro charger, operation stinger hood, (have racing axles but swapped them for stock), Lorenzo rims, short throw shifter, interior, etc.

Lol got the call from the dealership and its the axles that broke(stock ones too) but we have broke 2 370 gears at the track... Thats some good news!

Would putting on the heavy duty axles cause something else to break when the axles hold up?

Oh and yes it broke when the clutch was dumped

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Old 09-13-2010, 04:18 PM   #2
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WOW! I put some serious power to my rear wheels many times and never had this happen. Is it a 6-speed or auto?
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i hope you dont mean dealership warranty
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Old 09-13-2010, 04:21 PM   #4
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Its a 6 speed
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Old 09-13-2010, 04:23 PM   #5
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Its a 6 speed
Are you dumping the clutch? Why would you take out the HD axels if your still running your car aspirated?
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Old 09-13-2010, 04:25 PM   #6
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Would the better axels help any? Figured we didn't need them since it wasn't racing at the track. Sorry not sure about "dumping the clutch" my dad was driving and I was next to him not sure what all happened but it was either when he let off the clutch or put down the gas
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Old 09-13-2010, 04:27 PM   #7
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You may want to contact GForce1320 for a bulletproof 9 inch differential.

Hendrix has a 9 inch also.

Both seem to be good units.
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Old 09-13-2010, 04:36 PM   #8
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Would the better axels help any? Figured we didn't need them since it wasn't racing at the track. Sorry not sure about "dumping the clutch" my dad was driving and I was next to him not sure what all happened but it was either when he let off the clutch or put down the gas
It would because your putting more hp to the wheels then what the stock axels are rated at plus if your reving the car at a stop then releasing the clutch quickly into first(dumping the clutch) your putting alot of stress on the rear suspension these cars can't take alot of power unless you beef them up. What speedster said is probably what you have to do to get rid of the problem your having
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:31 PM   #9
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There was a saying when I was in the Army that went, "1 time is happenstance, 2 times is coincidence, 3 times is enemy action.". Its impossible to tell what it is over the inter webs but there is another factor at play here.
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:50 PM   #10
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Suggest you invest in a hendrix engineering 9 inch rear.
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:53 PM   #11
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Your thread title is called Stock gears broke... I thought you just said the gears you put in are custom? =o
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Would the better axels help any? Figured we didn't need them since it wasn't racing at the track. Sorry not sure about "dumping the clutch" my dad was driving and I was next to him not sure what all happened but it was either when he let off the clutch or put down the gas

yes and no. upgraded parts are always nice. but they are not always needed. even the best axles will break with the right amount of wheel hop.

that being said...

Uncle Robin runs the stock rear axles with slicks on his 6XX rwhp LSA powered camaro. and he's cutting 1.60 60's

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Old 09-13-2010, 06:37 PM   #13
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Theres also a few people on here running well over 700 RWHP still on stock gears. Some-thing's not right.
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Old 09-13-2010, 06:39 PM   #14
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Theres also a few people on here running well over 700 RWHP still on stock gears. Some-thing's not right.
Yup ran 774 then 912 to the wheels and she's just fine
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Old 09-13-2010, 06:41 PM   #15
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IMO, either you have some wicked wheel hop or you need to find a different gear installer.
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I would venture a guess that the majority of broken axles/gears are with the M6 versus the A6. Driving a M6 leaves more room for driver error. Not saying bad or good, just that there is.
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First off, I think we need to set the "hopefully under warranty" thoughts aside...

This car has been modded, procharged, gear swap, slicks, raced, most assuredly ragged on, clutch dumped and the rears have broken 4 times???

Dude. You need to put it back to how it was originally built...race axles and all. If you want to mod it out from there, go for it. But it's like the saying goes...you gotta pay to play....which is exactly why I have not supercharged yet. I think there is something going on as well... I mean no disrespect, but you sure the driver isn't the issue? I haven't heard of anyone else going through four sets of gears... That's just nuts...
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:04 PM   #18
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I have the LPE 3.70 gears (micropolished) and they are doing fine. I have been to the road track with them a couple times already and maybe spun the tires a few times. Not sure what is going on but I drive my car hard and it is solid. Sorry to hear you have gone through 4 rear gears now.
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IMO, either you have some wicked wheel hop or you need to find a different gear installer.

What powerfreak said.. it's either wheel hop and not letting off when it happens or bad installation/setup.
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I went through my stock gears, and two sets of richmond 3.73's, my cars is a m6 and has horrible wheelhop, just got everything BMR sells as far as suspension.. lets see how this works..
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Wheel hop's a b!tch. That's for sure. That'd do it.
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Lol got the call from the dealership and its the axles that broke(stock ones too) but we have broke 2 370 gears at the track... Thats some good news!

Would putting on the heavy duty axles cause something else to break when the axles hold up?
Sorry for the confusion but now its the axles
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