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Old 10-14-2013, 04:06 PM   #301
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Good deal on them stepping up to fix the rear.... That must have been frustrating...

Post up the results if they figure it out and fix it as opposed to just replacing parts until it goes away...
It was def frustrating, I will let everyone know. I know when I post about this issue theres always a couple people saying they have the same issue and have just lived with it, or have had the same dealer troubles as me.
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:32 PM   #302
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Sooo, I got a whole new differential! Definitely fixed the problem.

All they said was "Excessive clearance in spider gears, excessive back lash, damage cost analysis diagnosed differential replacement."

Feels much better, there is barely any backlash, like as close to zero as possible, when going from reverse to drive, its perfectly smooth, no clunk, no feeling, everything feels tight.

Would have cost $1,750 (1,350 parts, 400 labor)
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:35 PM   #303
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Sooo, I got a whole new differential! Definitely fixed the problem.

All they said was "Excessive clearance in spider gears, excessive back lash, damage cost analysis diagnosed differential replacement."

Feels much better, there is barely any backlash, like as close to zero as possible, when going from reverse to drive, its perfectly smooth, no clunk, no feeling, everything feels tight.

Would have cost $1,750 (1,350 parts, 400 labor)
well you scored haha
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:54 PM   #304
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Sooo, I got a whole new differential! Definitely fixed the problem.

All they said was "Excessive clearance in spider gears, excessive back lash, damage cost analysis diagnosed differential replacement."

Feels much better, there is barely any backlash, like as close to zero as possible, when going from reverse to drive, its perfectly smooth, no clunk, no feeling, everything feels tight.

Would have cost $1,750 (1,350 parts, 400 labor)
Too bad you couldn't sneak some 3.91's in there! lol That's good to hear you got it fixed for no charge!
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:04 PM   #305
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Too bad you couldn't sneak some 3.91's in there! lol That's good to hear you got it fixed for no charge!

Haha, I thought the same thing. Would have been nice, but Im happy to get a new diff, especially since the old one has 27k miles on it.

My dad and uncles keep saying I broke it ragging it out lol, but the problem was there since day 1.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:17 AM   #306
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Sooo, I got a whole new differential! Definitely fixed the problem.

All they said was "Excessive clearance in spider gears, excessive back lash, damage cost analysis diagnosed differential replacement."

Feels much better, there is barely any backlash, like as close to zero as possible, when going from reverse to drive, its perfectly smooth, no clunk, no feeling, everything feels tight.

Would have cost $1,750 (1,350 parts, 400 labor)
Kewl... take it easy till everything meshes.

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Old 10-21-2013, 09:09 AM   #307
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I have been! Haha, Ive also been letting her warm up before leaving home in the morning, since I get on the highway right from my driveway.

Everyone said its a good idea to let the car warm up with the cam / performance springs, so Im getting in the habit before I do this.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:21 AM   #308
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I have been! Haha, Ive also been letting her warm up before leaving home in the morning, since I get on the highway right from my driveway.

Everyone said its a good idea to let the car warm up with the cam / performance springs, so Im getting in the habit before I do this.
How do you feel about doing that cam swap after seeing what happened in the thread we've both subscribed to?
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:23 AM   #309
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How do you feel about doing that cam swap after seeing what happened in the thread we've both subscribed to?
Definitely got me a little worried. I was planning on skipping some of the clearance checks, etc, but I am definitely going to do them now. And follow all the instructions in that "How to work on Gm LS engines" book.
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:13 AM   #310
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Just waiting on my torque converter, trans cooler fittings/lines, a torque wrench, and I need to pick up fluids and some other small tools and ill have everything ready to go.

Still shooting for the end of december though. I cant wait
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Old 11-01-2013, 07:34 AM   #311
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:02 AM   #312
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:11 AM   #313
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Haha, Ive been busy. Still getting all the parts together. I cant wait to install everything, still looking like Christmas time is when I will be installing.
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:05 PM   #314
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Looks like Lethal has been having trouble in one way or another with Yank, so we are switching to a Vigilante stall converter from Precision industries. Should have it in a week or so!
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Old 11-07-2013, 07:29 PM   #315
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:28 PM   #316
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Well, one of the least fun parts of the build came in haha. The oil.

My converter and trans cooler lines/fittings should be in next week.

Did a bunch of research on the oil and found Amsoil to be the best performing and the best deal.
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:45 PM   #317
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Well, one of the least fun parts of the build came in haha. The oil.

My converter and trans cooler lines/fittings should be in next week.

Did a bunch of research on the oil and found Amsoil to be the best performing and the best deal.
You changed your mind quick! lol

Are you going to switch between that and Z rod? I will be running Joe Gibbs LS30 year round.
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:11 PM   #318
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You changed your mind quick! lol

Are you going to switch between that and Z rod? I will be running Joe Gibbs LS30 year round.
Haha, I did a lot of research man. The tests I saw didnt include Joe Gibbs, but I know its highly recommended too.

The tech expert at Amsoil that I spoke with said he would recommend their signature series synthetic year round, and switch to Z-rod for racing.

Since ill probably only go to the track a couple times a year, thats actually do-able.
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:19 PM   #319
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Haha, I did a lot of research man. The tests I saw didnt include Joe Gibbs, but I know its highly recommended too.

The tech expert at Amsoil that I spoke with said he would recommend their signature series synthetic year round, and switch to Z-rod for racing.

Since ill probably only go to the track a couple times a year, thats actually do-able.
Nice. I'm stuck in another conundrum now. I have that OEM LS3 intake manifold, but now I'm trying to do research on the FAST 102. I know that the intake is gonna cost me more than 800$, due to the NW102 TB, AN braided lines, and fuel rails, but I'm not concerned with price. I'm concerned with how much I would gain over a ported LS3 manifold for the amount of coin that I would put into the FAST setup. And the fact that I already have a spare LS3 stocker doesn't help either, lol.
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:29 PM   #320
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Nice. I'm stuck in another conundrum now. I have that OEM LS3 intake manifold, but now I'm trying to do research on the FAST 102. I know that the intake is gonna cost me more than 800$, due to the NW102 TB, AN braided lines, and fuel rails, but I'm not concerned with price. I'm concerned with how much I would gain over a ported LS3 manifold for the amount of coin that I would put into the FAST setup. And the fact that I already have a spare LS3 stocker doesn't help either, lol.
Duuuuude, port that stock one. Lethal does it, im sure others do to. I know theyve used FAST intakes too, pm or call nick/shawn and ask what theyve seen as far as gains with the stock vs FAST.

I say, port the stock, especially since you can send the spare one in. And you can put all that extra money into tires or suspension. You will thank yourself when you go to the track and actually hook, you will love that more than the extra 10-15 hp you would get over porting the stocker.
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:14 PM   #321
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:21 PM   #322
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Duuuuude, port that stock one. Lethal does it, im sure others do to. I know theyve used FAST intakes too, pm or call nick/shawn and ask what theyve seen as far as gains with the stock vs FAST.

I say, port the stock, especially since you can send the spare one in. And you can put all that extra money into tires or suspension. You will thank yourself when you go to the track and actually hook, you will love that more than the extra 10-15 hp you would get over porting the stocker.
You were exactly right dude. After talking with Ryan (GPI) over the phone today, I'm going to drive to him and he's gonna modify my intake When I get back In December. Definitely looking forward to being a test car for his shop so others after me can make a solid choice between ported stocker or FAST.
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The fast intake is one of the most expensive mods you can do if you figure dollar per horse power gained.
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Old 11-28-2013, 11:58 AM   #324
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The fast intake is one of the most expensive mods you can do if you figure dollar per horse power gained.
Yep, and that's why I'm not doing it. After doing some research, there's a cheaper and more effective route that I can go to get my money's worth out of the OEM manifold. But I'm not going to thread jack Vrooma's thread lol
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