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Old 10-06-2010, 10:43 AM   #1
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Recommended Drive Train Upgrades?

OK, so now that my car is generating over 600 rwhp and I have the Richmond 4.10 gears I'm scared they're going to explode at any time. I don't plan to add any more HP, but I want to have confidence that my drive train will hold up at the track. So what drive train upgrades are recommended at my power level? This is what I was thinking.

Must Do
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  • Clutch and flywheel upgrade
  • Axle upgrade
  • Replace the Richmond gears (but I love the 4.10's, the M6 needs them IMO)
Should Do
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  • Replace the stock third member with the Hendrix 9" IRS (I like this solution but the cost is borderline absurd)
  • Replace the two-piece drive shaft with a 1 piece
Does anyone have recommendations beyond that?
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:04 AM   #2
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I If you keep the car you will spend more $ in replaces the stock pieces and paying for gear swaps than our 9 inch kit .If i can answer any questions give me a call 980-521-0722
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:58 AM   #3
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From what I've read here on Camaro5, wheel hop can be a significant contributing factor to all these gears being destroyed (and of course the installation process). So I don't know what kind of suspension upgrades you've done, but if you're not already sporting heavy duty diff bushings, subframe bushings, aftermarket rear sway bars, trailing arms, etc., etc., I'd look into upgrading those items...
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:29 AM   #4
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OK, so now that my car is generating over 600 rwhp and I have the Richmond 4.10 gears I'm scared they're going to explode at any time. I don't plan to add any more HP, but I want to have confidence that my drive train will hold up at the track. So what drive train upgrades are recommended at my power level? This is what I was thinking.

Must Do
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  • Clutch and flywheel upgrade
  • Axle upgrade
  • Replace the Richmond gears (but I love the 4.10's, the M6 needs them IMO)
Should Do
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  • Replace the stock third member with the Hendrix 9" IRS (I like this solution but the cost is borderline absurd)
  • Replace the two-piece drive shaft with a 1 piece
Does anyone have recommendations beyond that?
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I'd recommend the Monster Level 3, it drives great and has great street manners.

For the driveshaft, we have our 3.75" Carbon Fiber driveshaft. It's a one piece and comes with a billet rear pinion yoke that replaces the weak OEM yoke.

I'd also go with our 1000hp 4340 axles. They have a great price and have a perfect track record, nobody has ever broke one

If your wanting to get rid of the stock IRS, we have our fabricated 9" that comes with all 300m axles and stubs, complete center section and carbon fiber driveshaft.
It's a big chunk of coin but it's the best solution out there if you want to do it once and forget about it.

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Old 10-08-2010, 11:55 PM   #5
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I If you keep the car you will spend more $ in replaces the stock pieces and paying for gear swaps than our 9 inch kit .If i can answer any questions give me a call 980-521-0722
is your 9 inch available immediately?
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:59 PM   #6
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Grinder, run that bi*&h the way it is! Wait, I just saw you were an M6, let me reatract that statement. Sorry Bud. I'd be worried too, Especially with your power and those gears and the stock clucth. Gd luck kid!
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Old 10-09-2010, 12:00 AM   #7
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is your 9 inch available immediately?

Seems like someone is gearing up for a run. Lets recap, The cage is in, slicks are in the UPS truck, new axles, and now the rear. I may need to hide a little bottle someone to keep up with the neighbors.
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Old 10-09-2010, 07:54 AM   #8
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Seems like someone is gearing up for a run. Lets recap, The cage is in, slicks are in the UPS truck, new axles, and now the rear. I may need to hide a little bottle someone to keep up with the neighbors.
nah, i'm just doing these things so the car looks good at the car shows
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