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Old 06-22-2010, 11:13 AM   #1
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snapped rear axle

thought i'd share with any one interested i've snapped two axles and one drive shaft in 4000 mi. in my 2010 camaro. anyone else hear of such nonsense? never a hole shot over the factory installed 4500 rpm launch control. their threatening not to pay for any more repairs on my car by voiding the remainder of my warranty. i spoke with an attorney and he says thats legal.
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:19 AM   #2
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I would consider looking into aftermarket axles designed for extreme levels of horsepower to avoid having to talk to them anymore.
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:21 AM   #3
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How can they tell if the OP is abusing the car?

GM is responsible, imo. OP, is your car still bone stock?
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:21 AM   #4
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get heavy duty racing axles....the ones on the the camaro are just as weak as the ones on the c5 vettes...gotta replace them if you are gonna do a lot of drag racing
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:27 AM   #5
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How can they tell if the OP is abusing the car?
its not very hard to spot abuse on motor vehicles...drag racing puts an enormous strain on the drivetrain

i build high performance motors for motorcycles and and use to be around a lot of drag racing on them..very easy to break parts and prematurely wear out parts..the same principals for bikes also apply to cars...if your gonna keep doing something that is harmful to your stock parts, you should upgrade to something that is suited for what your doing
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:30 AM   #6
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I don't understand. How can they deny you. Warranty even if you have minor mods.
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:36 AM   #7
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thought i'd share with any one interested i've snapped two axles and one drive shaft in 4000 mi. in my 2010 camaro. anyone else hear of such nonsense? never a hole shot over the factory installed 4500 rpm launch control. their threatening not to pay for any more repairs on my car by voiding the remainder of my warranty. i spoke with an attorney and he says thats legal.
Replace the stock half shafts with heavy duty half shafts. Also if it`s in your budget you should consider changing to a 3.70 rear ratio, this will help lessen drive train shock.
http://www.titanmotorsports.com/20casshedure.html
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:49 AM   #8
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thought i'd share with any one interested i've snapped two axles and one drive shaft in 4000 mi. in my 2010 camaro. anyone else hear of such nonsense? never a hole shot over the factory installed 4500 rpm launch control. their threatening not to pay for any more repairs on my car by voiding the remainder of my warranty. i spoke with an attorney and he says thats legal.
That dealer can spend 100,000.00 on advertising and have it completely negated by simple word of mouth advertising.

I find it hard to believe that they can cancel your warrantee unless they have proof your abusing the vehicle in a manner it was not built to sustain.
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:49 AM   #9
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If your vehicle is completely stock, then how in the world are you breaking axles and drive shafts?!
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:51 AM   #10
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If your vehicle is completely stock, then how in the world are you breaking axles and drive shafts?!
that would be the 64,000 dollar question..... inquiring minds would like to know the answer....
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:36 PM   #11
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:41 PM   #12
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If your vehicle is completely stock, then how in the world are you breaking axles and drive shafts?!
That's exactly what I want to know.

Tell us your vin and we'll find out if what you are saying is true.
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Old 06-22-2010, 02:32 PM   #13
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His axle issues are like my tranny issues. Can't blame the op. It is just frustration that it happened. Hope gm corrects the issue.
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:09 PM   #14
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:27 PM   #15
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i feel your pain. i broke my right drive axel about a month ago. not doin anything out of the ordinary. went to take off in launch control and car moved about an inch, made a grinding noise and that was it. they covered it under warranty and fixed it quick but did give me some funny looks and a bunch of questions. they also checked the wheel wells for melted rubber.
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:29 PM   #16
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it does have me babying it a bit more because of my fear of how many times will they fix it before they claim abuse. dealership told me i was the first theyve ever seen in twenty years on any camaro or vette. i had to call BS on that one though.
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:35 PM   #17
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That dealer can spend 100,000.00 on advertising and have it completely negated by simple word of mouth advertising.

I find it hard to believe that they can cancel your warrantee unless they have proof your abusing the vehicle in a manner it was not built to sustain.
propaganda post? Wouldn't be the first time.

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Old 06-23-2010, 08:49 PM   #18
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They dont void your warranty the Brand your vin...(that way every GM dealer knows the car isnt under warranty)...Drag Racing is considered abuse . All you need is a Simpleton as a Service Manager and he can contact Gm and have it Branded. It can Also be branded for modifications. How ever minor. Those who are interested there is even a bulletin regarding the plug and play fog lamp harness on RS models that are being used.
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:02 PM   #19
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If your vehicle is completely stock, then how in the world are you breaking axles and drive shafts?!
i know your not gonna break a shaft stock, but seriously is it possible to break your axles stock or barely modded?
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:07 PM   #20
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:10 PM   #21
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That's exactly what I want to know.
Me, too. This is weird...and we only have part of a whole story behind it.
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Old 06-24-2010, 08:10 PM   #22
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it is very easy to break an axel stock. havent you been reading along? im totally stock except for muffler delete and mine snapped so effortlessly. im not out racing it everyday either.
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it is very easy to break an axel stock. havent you been reading along? im totally stock except for muffler delete and mine snapped so effortlessly. im not out racing it everyday either.
really? that's not good. :(
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Old 06-24-2010, 08:49 PM   #24
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snapping axels stock seriously? i go easy on my car but i like to have fun and take it to the track every once in a while should i not be doing this??
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