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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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Old 08-25-2009, 07:48 PM   #15
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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
I thinking that's the beauty of the good old live axle.... ford 8.8 rear with upgraded axles...

sorry about your car though...
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the "Comp Mode" launches at 4200-4500, thus is SHOULD handle a 3k launch... people who say it should are just not educated at all on the Camaro.
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:56 PM   #17
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So what came apart the right halfshaft or the ring and pinion/center section ? Good luck with it
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:57 PM   #18
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ya i have a great dealer I just hope they can get the part before I get back from vacation next week. the car didn't go anywhere just poped and that was all she wrote he thinks it might just be the boot or something but I don't know what that means
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:58 PM   #19
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the ring and pinion half shaft thing is what our work mech thinks i don't know what I am talking about so I am just going to give up now about parts and all (newby)
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:10 PM   #20
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DAMN!!! I will have to watch for that!!!


my 67 (with an LT1 and T56) can handle the drop at 5500 easily and on Drag Radials!

If the 10 cannot handle 3K, then that is a problem!
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:19 PM   #21
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Bummer, I met a guy that runs a Corvette club at the Summit Racing car show last week, he said at least one Vette from their group breaks the rearend on the dragstrip meet they do every year...but on the road? 3000 rpm???? launch control holds at 4900 rpm on mine! I did not expect to here of explosions. good luck
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:47 PM   #22
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Probably a weak factory part. One in a million.. I would know. I had my 98K mile SRA seals go on a bet. Hard turn and *pop*

Woke up to a puddle of axle oil in my drive.

Then the REPLACEMENT part failed too.. Just the luck of the draw I'm afraid. At 2K miles on the car I'm sure as heck that it's a bad part w/ premature wear.
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:54 PM   #23
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:16 PM   #24
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sounds fishy - in comp mode dropped it several times and enjoyed every second showing an 06 GT what its like when a real car puts on a smoke show. Fropped at about 4500 each time

No issues on my end - my guess is bad luck, bad part.

but never be afraid to drop once its fixed - you bought the car because it can and not just because it looks good
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:18 AM   #25
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But doesn't launch control do other things beside holding the rpms? I thought it also controlled the take off, something a regular drop at 3k might not do.
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