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Old 10-05-2011, 10:30 PM   #1051
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I'd gamble that if it blows it goes at the start.

But you are right. It could be trouble. I don't get to the strip much at all. Mainly because I need rear wheels to use with DRs. Once that happens I'll go often. I may do the axles at that time.
Sounds like a good plan.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:36 PM   #1052
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I replaced mine when the blower went on. You lose an axle going down the track it will shoot your car in the other direction. I just didn't want to take the chance.
Great advice...
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:05 PM   #1053
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Got lucky...Lingenfelter had a differential in stock. Should be here pretty soon.
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:27 PM   #1054
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I'd gamble that if it blows it goes at the start.

But you are right. It could be trouble. I don't get to the strip much at all. Mainly because I need rear wheels to use with DRs. Once that happens I'll go often. I may do the axles at that time.
$375 for a set of 18" wheels... Autos don't break axles anyway...
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:14 PM   #1055
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$375 for a set of 18" wheels... Autos don't break axles anyway...
Don't listen to Mike...this is the same guy that said his transmission was fine until it broke at CFest.

Here's an auto car.
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One bad run is all it takes. I also had over a hundred passes with the stock axles. Not all were with the blower. I'm at 500 rwhp with trailing arms and inserts. My right axle exploded with probably my first wheel hop experience.

Lucky for me SuperchargedSS has a 2 car trailer and saved me a couple of hundred bucks on a tow. I thought I was pretty safe with car being an auto.
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:29 AM   #1056
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How is the driveability on the street now that you have the new engine in? My big concern with going to the 427 LSX with my maggie is that it might not be well behaved on the street.
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:35 AM   #1057
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How is the driveability on the street now that you have the new engine in? My big concern with going to the 427 LSX with my maggie is that it might not be well behaved on the street.
I've only driven about 50 miles since it went in (had to leave on business), but so far it feels great.
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:37 AM   #1058
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Got lucky...Lingenfelter had a differential in stock. Should be here pretty soon.
Smart move.

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I've only driven about 50 miles since it went in (had to leave on business), but so far it feels great.
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:25 AM   #1059
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I've only driven about 50 miles since it went in (had to leave on business), but so far it feels great.
I've had several people warn me against going above the rwhp I have now because they say my car will no longer be fun to drive on the street. I don't want that to happen.
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:29 AM   #1060
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I've had several people warn me against going above the rwhp I have now because they say my car will no longer be fun to drive on the street. I don't want that to happen.
Don't know about that. It was my driver for months with 600 to the wheels. Are you even driving this car every day?
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:37 AM   #1061
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Don't know about that. It was my driver for months with 600 to the wheels. Are you even driving this car every day?
Not every day, but I drive it when the weather is good. I drove it almost every day last week. Went through a tank of gas in 3 days. So fun.

But, it is not what I call my "daily driver."
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:33 PM   #1062
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I've had several people warn me against going above the rwhp I have now because they say my car will no longer be fun to drive on the street. I don't want that to happen.
eeeh.. dont listen to them... I am up there with a procharged 427... hope next summer it will 1000hp and driven every nice day we have.... and bet it will still be a BLAST
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:42 PM   #1063
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eeeh.. dont listen to them... I am up there with a procharged 427... hope next summer it will 1000hp and driven every nice day we have.... and bet it will still be a BLAST
I knew you'd say that.

That's my inclination as well.

What are you planning to do to get the hp up to 1000?
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:56 PM   #1064
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I knew you'd say that.

That's my inclination as well.

What are you planning to do to get the hp up to 1000?
Trade in the pro charger and buy some turbos.....
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:00 PM   #1065
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Trade in the pro charger and buy some turbos.....
He said 1000HP...not 1000 degrees.
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I thought about going turbos, but I think I prefer the instant torque of my maggie.
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:06 PM   #1067
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I thought about going turbos, but I think I prefer the instant torque of my maggie.
Hang on until the fest and I'll show you how fast the torque comes in...
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:08 PM   #1068
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Hang on until the fest and I'll show you how fast the torque comes in...
And vice versa.

It will be fun!

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He said 1000HP...not 1000 degrees.
My A/C has never cut off because of too much under hood heat...
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:09 PM   #1070
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And vice versa.

It will be fun!
That's a deal...
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:09 PM   #1071
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I thought about going turbos, but I think I prefer the instant torque of my maggie.
Can't fault you for that. The PD's are instantaneous.

Then you get the mental cases...like Russ with PD and Nitrous...
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:26 PM   #1072
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My A/C has never cut off because of too much under hood heat...
Does that typically happen with turbos?
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Does that typically happen with turbos?

Nah, when it gets too hot we just pee on it...
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Does that typically happen with turbos?
no, that was directed at Kyle, a couple of years ago when we were at the Laps for Charity, his A/C shut off during the day because of under hood heat... and I freely admit it was brutally hot that day, for people and for cars.... Later on when he was able to drive it at Highway speeds rather than idling around his A/C came back on...
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Can't fault you for that. The PD's are instantaneous.

Then you get the mental cases...like Russ with PD and Nitrous...
MMMM...nitrous.
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