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Old 02-13-2012, 01:52 PM   #743
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interesting... that would be why it is coming out without an actual tear this time... it is more of a liquid form, it must solidfy fairly quickly as it is kind of chunky where it is being slung.

do you have a recommended brand of high temp lube? Or a temp that it must be suitable to?
I am away from my desk, but the Drive Shaft Shop has been using it for some time now and I think they sell it.
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:04 PM   #744
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As cold as it gets there it's probably freezing in the air!
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Not at all, and my car is lowered as well...
hmmmmmmmmmph

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I am away from my desk, but the Drive Shaft Shop has been using it for some time now and I think they sell it.
ok, I will contact them and see what it is.
Do you think this is something that they would provide free of charge since they packed it with a lower quality lube before they were sent to me?
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:38 PM   #745
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hmmmmmmmmmph



ok, I will contact them and see what it is.
Do you think this is something that they would provide free of charge since they packed it with a lower quality lube before they were sent to me?
How long have you had your shafts?
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:01 PM   #746
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How long have you had your shafts?
bought the originals last april right before the fest.
they were sent in to fix this same issue once before last summer... about 1k miles since then.

Frank said he would call me tomorrow.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:13 PM   #747
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Holy shit. I hadn't heard of this at all.

I have seen no evidence of this on mine at all. Of course you guys are running WAY more power than I am. That's the biggest difference considering that stock axles have shown this a well.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:20 PM   #748
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Holy shit. I hadn't heard of this at all.

I have seen no evidence of this on mine at all. Of course you guys are running WAY more power than I am. That's the biggest difference considering that stock axles have shown this a well.
I know it was happening on another road course car. 480hp.
Think it has a lot to do with the way it squats during a launch or in the curves.

So.... Yours has only really squatted once during a launch right. Lol.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:23 PM   #749
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I know it was happening on another road course car. 480hp.
Think it has a lot to do with the way it squats during a launch or in the curves.

So.... Yours has only really squatted once during a launch right. Lol.
PQ runs hard for about 13 seconds

Laps build heat and lots of it. The lower the Camaro, the greater the heat because of the change in shaft angle. Run the laps in 2011 Texas heat and the CVs are
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:37 PM   #750
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Not at all, and my car is lowered as well...
I don't have this issue either and I have totally stock rearend still and my vehicle was dropped 1-1 1/2" since day 1.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:42 PM   #751
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I don't have this issue either and I have totally stock rearend still and my vehicle was dropped 1-1 1/2" since day 1.
Do run road course laps with your Camaro?
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:49 PM   #752
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No drag racing but lots of high speed driving.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:46 AM   #753
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The grease in the OE half-shaft and some aftermarket shafts is too low a temperature for lowered vehicles. The seal is designed only to keep things out as the grease is supposed to maintain viscosity. Ina lowered car, the CV joint develops more heat. The heat liquefies the grease and it is thrown out of the boot.

The solution is to repack the CV joint with a high temp synthetic lube.
I spoke with Frank at the DSS, he mentioned pretty much the same information. Frank was extremely helpful and generous. He said if I want I can send the axels back to him, he would repack and reband them for me.

He said there is a lot of grease in there though, since the boots not ripped I should try to retighten all the bolts and it may help out. (to 57lbs)
This is more of a temporary fix... but since I will be getting either the DSS 9in or the 12 bolt hammerhead this summer, Frank said these will be fine until then, and will gladly work with me to trade them in when I order the rear end.

so, guess that is some good info for others.
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I spoke with Frank at the DSS, he mentioned pretty much the same information. Frank was extremely helpful and generous. He said if I want I can send the axels back to him, he would repack and reband them for me.

He said there is a lot of grease in there though, since the boots not ripped I should try to retighten all the bolts and it may help out. (to 57lbs)
This is more of a temporary fix... but since I will be getting either the DSS 9in or the 12 bolt hammerhead this summer, Frank said these will be fine until then, and will gladly work with me to trade them in when I order the rear end.

so, guess that is some good info for others.
Frank and DSS are 1st class.
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I know it was happening on another road course car. 480hp.
Think it has a lot to do with the way it squats during a launch or in the curves.

So.... Yours has only really squatted once during a launch right. Lol.
LOL, ya. These wheels don't squat.
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I spoke with Frank at the DSS, he mentioned pretty much the same information. Frank was extremely helpful and generous. He said if I want I can send the axels back to him, he would repack and reband them for me.

He said there is a lot of grease in there though, since the boots not ripped I should try to retighten all the bolts and it may help out. (to 57lbs)
This is more of a temporary fix... but since I will be getting either the DSS 9in or the 12 bolt hammerhead this summer, Frank said these will be fine until then, and will gladly work with me to trade them in when I order the rear end.

so, guess that is some good info for others.

The great customer service is why I decided to get a DSS 9" kit too.
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