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Old 08-29-2014, 10:33 PM   #1
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Broke axle and Shattered rear end

I had my vert for about a year. I wash it after every drive. Bought a set of ramps to clean the undercarriage. I don't drive it in the rain, but I do drive it hard, because its 426hp with a 6 speed manual. I have 4000 miles on it (its like a brand new car) and my son talked me into taking it to the track to see what it would do. I tried launch control twice, then went with traction control off. At the line I dropped the axle and shattered the rear end. Chevrolet says its not under warranty. If your not supposed to race these at all, why do they put launch control in them? Its gonna cost over $3000 for me to get this fixed. Why do we have warranties? I understand I was rough on it, but that was 1 day down the track. I see Mustangs and Challengers going down the track all day long without breaking anything. Are they better quality? It's embarrassing loading up on a tow truck, with all the mustangs and challengers laughing. Thoughts, comments?

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Old 08-29-2014, 10:40 PM   #2
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To my understanding the ZL1 is the only one in the lineup that would be covered. Sorry to hear what happened but it is an opportunity to install some upgrades.
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:37 PM   #3
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Things happen. Shit breaks.....on all cars. But I will say this....if you beat on it, don't expect the dealer to warrant it. Granted, this was one day at the track and I feel for ya. Spend some more time at the will see a lot of cars happens. Good luck getting it fixed up.
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:02 AM   #4

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What you didn't see is what broke on those same Mustangs and Challengers last weekend. Many cars at the track have drive train upgrades to handle the level of abuse that takes place. If you plan on continuing with track days, I would suggest that you join the upgrade club.
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:12 AM   #5
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You shouldn't use launch control at the track. Why did you tell them you were at the track?
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