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Old 07-23-2011, 07:56 PM   #1
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Question How strong is our driveline

Just wondering if I should worry about anything breaking if I bring my SS M6 to the track. It should be around 425RWHP using 275/40/20 NT555R's with VHT on the track.

How does our rear, driveshaft, trans, etc hold up with additional mods?
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Old 07-23-2011, 10:24 PM   #2
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You'll probably be fine, most guys start seeing problems when they get to about 500hp range.
First thing to usually go is the axles.
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:54 PM   #3
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Depends on if you have wheel hop. If you do goodbye axles. I'd do some cradle bushings or trailing arms first; especially with an M6.
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:33 AM   #4
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What clutch and how high are you going to be launching?
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:20 PM   #5
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What clutch and how high are you going to be launching?
Stock clutch and I would be launching wherever it launches best. Haven't tried yet, so I don't know.
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:33 PM   #6
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How strong is our driveline?

Don't look at it funny.
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:28 PM   #7
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What clutch and how high are you going to be launching?
With a stock clutch that is going to be struggling to keep up at your power level I think you'll be fine as long as you're not overly aggressive with the release, good luck.
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With that kind of power, you should start with some mild suspension upgrades to reduce wheel hop. After that, you want to look into axles, but this can wait until you get into the 500-horsepower range.
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:32 PM   #9
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How about when torque management has been tuned out? I was just reading how torque management limits hard shifts which is something I noticed while driving. On occasion, I tend to shift very hard but noticed there isn't much spin going into second and only a chirp to third. When I had an '02 Camaro, the tires spun quite a bit more when shifting into 2nd and I only had 370rwhp.

I am having my car tuned this week and he mentioned turning off torque management. So will it be more likely that I break something if I shift hard?
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:55 PM   #10
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Damn Kaps.. Had your car less than a month and already 425+HP? rofl
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:04 PM   #11
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Damn Kaps.. Had your car less than a month and already 425+HP? rofl
I am hoping for 425rwhp. I'll know by the end of the week. If it doesn't make 425rwhp, I am selling it!
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:16 PM   #12
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lol! You really need to drive it down here first. :P
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:20 PM   #13
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I wonder if I can make it there in record time. 1,200 miles in 10 hours sounds about right.
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:27 PM   #14
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rofl.. it takes about that long to get through Georgia! :P 2k miles already though.. man.. I'm only at 1174.. According to OnStar MyLink I've been racing the crap out of my car (Lifetime average of 17mpg.. rofl...)
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:30 PM   #15
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Damn, even my lifetime average is 18mpg. Must of been the highway miles from the PA trip.
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I'll be headed to Bradenton hopefully on Saturday so that should bring mine up a bit.
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:37 PM   #17
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How about when torque management has been tuned out? I was just reading how torque management limits hard shifts which is something I noticed while driving. On occasion, I tend to shift very hard but noticed there isn't much spin going into second and only a chirp to third. When I had an '02 Camaro, the tires spun quite a bit more when shifting into 2nd and I only had 370rwhp.

I am having my car tuned this week and he mentioned turning off torque management. So will it be more likely that I break something if I shift hard?
The fifth gen is a little heavier than the 4th, which is why the tires may not be spinning as much. Though I'm not sure what tires you ran previously and it may that your new ones are stickier. Regardless if the tires aren't spinning, then the drivetrain is taking the full brunt of the power with torque management turned off. Good luck at the track
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:05 PM   #18
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I'm thinking I may just skip the track for now or just run on the stock tires. My only real desire to go to the track is to see what the car is running in the 1/4. I only took the '02 Z28 I owned to the track twice. Once before mods, and once after mods.
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