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Old 06-18-2012, 01:24 PM   #26
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I'd be curious on the upcoming aluminum housing.. I weighed in over the weekend up at Byron and taking in to account the 30lbs of cargo I had and my 175lbs weight, my car came in at 3,870 with 1/2 tank -- not too bad given my mods... The new wheels will shave off another 30lbs..

Right now I'm stuck in the 11.9-12.1 range because, honestly, I'm too worried about the drive line to put a sticky tire on it. The only modded part is the Hendrix L5 1400HP axles.. Everything else is stock..

I already have all of Pedders/PFADTs bushings in my car, so if the eyes are the same between the OE housing and this one, then I wouldn't need bushes..

It would be nice if I could just have my L5 axles swapped over to this setup -- but, I don't think they will (though, I'd check on that for sure..)

It's irritating having 560 tire and an 11.973 as the fastest time.. =(
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:49 PM   #27
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You know you are always welcome to use my SS Chris! What days are you at the shop this week?
I should be here every day this week unless I'm out running an errand.
Swing by if you want, my cnc operator is back from vacation so I'll be in my cushy office instead of running cnc machines LOL

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Ive researched everything you can possible think of when it comes to 9" IRS and these Camaro's and this is by far the best kit out there "HANDS DOWN". The competitors don't even come close to what this Standard Kit includes. Such a great complete kit!!
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I'll have to double check but we have 12 kits finishing up and shipping this week with the new 1 piece 35 spline stubs and I'm pretty sure yours is one of them


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Old 06-18-2012, 05:54 PM   #28
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I'd be curious on the upcoming aluminum housing.. I weighed in over the weekend up at Byron and taking in to account the 30lbs of cargo I had and my 175lbs weight, my car came in at 3,870 with 1/2 tank -- not too bad given my mods... The new wheels will shave off another 30lbs..

Right now I'm stuck in the 11.9-12.1 range because, honestly, I'm too worried about the drive line to put a sticky tire on it. The only modded part is the Hendrix L5 1400HP axles.. Everything else is stock..

I already have all of Pedders/PFADTs bushings in my car, so if the eyes are the same between the OE housing and this one, then I wouldn't need bushes..

It would be nice if I could just have my L5 axles swapped over to this setup -- but, I don't think they will (though, I'd check on that for sure..)

It's irritating having 560 tire and an 11.973 as the fastest time.. =(
Those axles wont work, they are too long to be used in a 9" kit.
I bet we can work something out, I'm sure you could sell them.

The bushings we use in our 9" kit is the same BMR bushing kit they sell for the OEM rear plus they all pick up the same factory locations.

I cant release a weight yet on the aluminum version as it is still going through some different machining variations to see how much weight we can take out of it but still have the rigidity in the FEM (3D CADD Finite Element Models).
Will probably be another month or so before we have one ready for testing.

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Old 06-18-2012, 06:00 PM   #29
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Chris - I will definitely be at the LSX Shootout and would love to grab a steak with you while we are there. I was really hoping to make the Atlanta race but we had some issues with the intake and injectors so we are just taking our time making sure everything is perfect and the way we want it. It should make some noise when it is dialed in. I would love to hear more about the rear kit to fit 15" wheels as I also have a source that is making a kit as we speak and should be on my car in a week or so. Looks like you guys are ready to go REALLY fast with that new motor and all that nitrous.
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:34 AM   #31
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Chris: ive got 17's on right now.
Lets talk about this 15" kit in Joliet if you dont mind. Im interested
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:16 PM   #32
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Those axles wont work, they are too long to be used in a 9" kit.
I bet we can work something out, I'm sure you could sell them.

The bushings we use in our 9" kit is the same BMR bushing kit they sell for the OEM rear plus they all pick up the same factory locations.

I cant release a weight yet on the aluminum version as it is still going through some different machining variations to see how much weight we can take out of it but still have the rigidity in the FEM (3D CADD Finite Element Models).
Will probably be another month or so before we have one ready for testing.

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Thanks.. I'm sure I could find a buyer for them....

That's cool that it uses the OE bushing size and locations.. Hopefully, it would be possible to order w/o those pieces since I already have the upgraded HD bushes and whatnot.

As long as it's not stupid heavy, I'm more concerned with the strength.. Plenty of people tell me I should be fine with DRs and my upgraded axles.. But.. This is my only car and I have limitations.. I'd rather upgrade first, than break then buy.
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:37 PM   #33
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Thanks.. I'm sure I could find a buyer for them....

That's cool that it uses the OE bushing size and locations.. Hopefully, it would be possible to order w/o those pieces since I already have the upgraded HD bushes and whatnot.

As long as it's not stupid heavy, I'm more concerned with the strength.. Plenty of people tell me I should be fine with DRs and my upgraded axles.. But.. This is my only car and I have limitations.. I'd rather upgrade first, than break then buy.
Yes, we can sell you the kit minus the bushings. If you have some now then it would only make sense for you to re-use them and save some $.

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Old 06-20-2012, 04:07 PM   #34
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Did a couple of those photo's look familiar? LOL

Very familiar! Cant wait to get it back out and start beating on the setup again....this time with over 800rwhp! Hopefully the new motor will hold up! HKE has my dragon slayer and thats the only piece we have been waiting for.

Steve the the SNL Performance crew will be setting everything up....hopefully will be driving in a month!
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:07 PM   #35
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Very familiar! Cant wait to get it back out and start beating on the setup again....this time with over 800rwhp! Hopefully the new motor will hold up! HKE has my dragon slayer and thats the only piece we have been waiting for.

Steve the the SNL Performance crew will be setting everything up....hopefully will be driving in a month!
Cool, I bet your ready to drive her again.


Check out the new 35 spline stubs just back from getting the aerospace e-coat black coating

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Old 06-21-2012, 12:21 AM   #36
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Cool, I bet your ready to drive her again.


Check out the new 35 spline stubs just back from getting the aerospace e-coat black coating

I WANT 35 spline with aerospace e-coat black coating!!!
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:09 AM   #37
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I WANT 35 spline with aerospace e-coat black coating!!!
You got it bud, the housings and brackets get powder coat but the stubs and axles all get the e-coat finish. Years later and your parts you paid all this money for still look brand new

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Old 06-21-2012, 07:48 AM   #38
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You got it bud, the housings and brackets get powder coat but the stubs and axles all get the e-coat finish. Years later and your parts you paid all this money for still look brand new

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Thats awesome man!! Thank you
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I've talked about this before, there is a considerable amount of strain put on the center section of an IRS rear.
When we put our 9" kit to the test in our GTO shop car, we were able bend the front mount when launching off the trans brake at 5500 rpms. The front mount on that kit is 1/4" thick, same thickness as our Camaro front mount. We are adding gussets to make it stronger for the GTO.
The Camaro mounts different and the loads are applied differently but you get the idea.
That is the reason we make such a bullet proof housing and use the heavy duty Pro-Iron case.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:21 PM   #40
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Not the biggest market but anything for the 2012 A6 3.6L Camaros? Looking to go posi and gears.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:28 PM   #41
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Not the biggest market but anything for the 2012 A6 3.6L Camaros? Looking to go posi and gears.
I bet we could come up with something. I dont have a v6 set of axles so I would have to get a set to see how they are different.

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I've talked about this before, there is a considerable amount of strain put on the center section of an IRS rear.
When we put our 9" kit to the test in our GTO shop car, we were able bend the front mount when launching off the trans brake at 5500 rpms. The front mount on that kit is 1/4" thick, same thickness as our Camaro front mount. We are adding gussets to make it stronger for the GTO.
The Camaro mounts different and the loads are applied differently but you get the idea.
That is the reason we make such a bullet proof housing and use the heavy duty Pro-Iron case.
Chris that aluminum housing with a pro strange or moser thru bolt aluminum case sounds like the ticket for me for sure.. I'm all about dropping some weight on my 9 inch.
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Chris that aluminum housing with a pro strange or moser thru bolt aluminum case sounds like the ticket for me for sure.. I'm all about dropping some weight on my 9 inch.
It's going to be a strong unit, it may be aluminum but there is lots of material where it counts.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:08 PM   #44
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How long does it take to get once you have ordered?
Really depends on what we have in work at the time.
Right now we have 12 kits about to finish up that are all spoken for.
If you were to order today your looking at 3 week lead times. We are starting to get caught up more every week so here in about 3 weeks we should have the lead time down to 1 week.
It takes Strange 7-10 days usually to build a pumpkin, quicker if we press them on it but usually 7-10 days.
We normally run 9" kit axles and stubs in batches of 10 at a time on our cnc machines so if you want to get your name on one then please give us a call.
A new batch is starting Monday.

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Thanks for the info! Mine just got sent out so it should be in by next week! Can't wait to see it!

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Thanks for the phone calls, PM's and orders guys!
Seems to be lots of interest in our 9" kits.

Also had a very interesting chat with the guys at Strange on the Pro-Iron pumpkins we have been using. We have to date ordered 99 built pumpkins from Strange and not one has been sent back. Not a single one..
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Thanks for the phone calls, PM's and orders guys!
Seems to be lots of interest in our 9" kits.

Also had a very interesting chat with the guys at Strange on the Pro-Iron pumpkins we have been using. We have to date ordered 99 built pumpkins from Strange and not one has been sent back. Not a single one..
That is kick ass!! :beer:
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Thanks for the phone calls, PM's and orders guys!
Seems to be lots of interest in our 9" kits.

Also had a very interesting chat with the guys at Strange on the Pro-Iron pumpkins we have been using. We have to date ordered 99 built pumpkins from Strange and not one has been sent back. Not a single one..
Research pays off! Thanks Chris and GForce this drivetrain is better than anticipated! My Pat G cam went to be ground today. just got off the phone with Erik and HKE....he called me!!! Motor is going together now. Chris, may be calling you for a 4" DS. But i have a feeling my 3.5 in will suffice for a while with the D1SC
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I have beer in the shop fridge, swing by about 5:30 for beer thirty LOL

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Research pays off! Thanks Chris and GForce this drivetrain is better than anticipated! My Pat G cam went to be ground today. just got off the phone with Erik and HKE....he called me!!! Motor is going together now. Chris, may be calling you for a 4" DS. But i have a feeling my 3.5 in will suffice for a while with the D1SC
That's great bud! I'm sure the 3.5" shaft will hold up just fine
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