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Old 08-25-2009, 07:24 PM   #1
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Blew out back end today

Today I was at work showing my boss my car and he wanted to see a real muscle car launch so I abliged. To my dismay i dropped the cluch at about 3000 rpms and the back end exploded and shot out peices all over the place i was in shock and awe ( then sobbing) called my dealer and they are picking it up tomorrow. I was just thinking that a v8 manual should be able to handle it and my manager will vouch that i was not in any way abusing it.
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:26 PM   #2
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:29 PM   #3
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Sorry to hear that man. What's your Vin number?
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:32 PM   #4
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wow, the rear end blew up? not the shaft issue others have been having?
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:32 PM   #5
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the last numbers are 25776 i don't know if I will ever be able to give it the gusto again I might be traumatized or some thing like that
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:34 PM   #6
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i had the ups mech look at it just a glance and def not shaft just the driver side rear wheel
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:35 PM   #7
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(he wanted to see a real muscle car launch so I abliged.) ( To my dismay i dropped the cluch at about 3000 rpms )( i was not in any way abusing it).
are you sure there wasn't any abuse there?

Seriuosly though I agree, they should be able to hold it.
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:36 PM   #8
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Not a good way to break in a new car....I am so sorry!
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:38 PM   #9
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Excellent time to ask him for a raise
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:39 PM   #10
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:39 PM   #11
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well I guess i have seen cars that have lifted off the ground at start and have ridden with mustangs that droped at 5 or 6 gs with no problems but the need for new tires but maybe some one should start a poll to see if the majority of people think that is abuse on a car with 2000 miles on it
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:41 PM   #12
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the last numbers are 25776 i don't know if I will ever be able to give it the gusto again I might be traumatized or some thing like that
My Vin is 25913.....have close to 800 miles on it this far and have not spun a wheel yet
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:45 PM   #13
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that sucks

Maybe oil the tires the next time,LOL, I would think 3000 would be ok, as long as it wasn't red lined. hope your computer didn't record the RPM.
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:46 PM   #14
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That sucks!

There is no reason this Camaro can not handle a 3K launch! And if someone says it shouldn't...then I don't know what you have been driving but a $32K plus "muscle car" with 426 hp can (should be able to without any hesitation!) handle this! Everyday if needed! No excuse!

Hope it's fixed soon and you should dropped the clutch at 3K when you leave the service dept to make sure it's fixed! I would!

GM would be putting a new rear end in my car daily if it couldn't handle a 3K clutch drop!
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