Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Emblempros
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Technical Camaro Topics > Road Course/Track and Autocross


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-07-2019, 01:04 PM   #1
JS1
 
Drives: Black 2013 2SS RS 1LE
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Wilmington NC
Posts: 18
Drivers side axle boot failure

Anyone have any recent experience with axle replacement on the drivers side after some hot laps at a road course, VIR or similar? I've done maybe 8 track days over the past couple years with my 2013 1LE. First time it's happened to mine but have seen others with similar problems. My goal is to fix it once and do it right the first time. I have 1.25 inch lowering springs and koni yellow adjustable shocks. It's a little lower than normal so maybe that's part of the problem. Maybe 96k miles and 6 years is the problem? Trying to figure out if I should go back with OEM axle or have the driveshaft shop custom make one for me. I want to avoid losing track days because it fails again. Thanks in advance for your advice and opinions.
JS1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2019, 03:16 AM   #2
Virus
#551
 
Virus's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro SS
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Long Island, Ny
Posts: 240
When I used to use stock axles the driver side would barely last a 20 min track session. The short side would last a little longer but it’s the driver side rear tire that takes the most abuse. Driveshaft shop axles will def last a full season. Depending how many track days you do a year , should send them back to be built every season or every 2.
__________________
Virus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2019, 11:42 AM   #3
JS1
 
Drives: Black 2013 2SS RS 1LE
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Wilmington NC
Posts: 18
What do you use now?
JS1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2019, 11:43 AM   #4
JS1
 
Drives: Black 2013 2SS RS 1LE
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Wilmington NC
Posts: 18
I still have the street tires. I bet slicks would make it more likely to fail.
JS1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2019, 08:13 PM   #5
Nick S

 
Nick S's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Camaro 1LE
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Verona, WI
Posts: 1,772
Quote:
Originally Posted by JS1 View Post
Anyone have any recent experience with axle replacement on the drivers side after some hot laps at a road course, VIR or similar? I've done maybe 8 track days over the past couple years with my 2013 1LE. First time it's happened to mine but have seen others with similar problems. My goal is to fix it once and do it right the first time. I have 1.25 inch lowering springs and koni yellow adjustable shocks. It's a little lower than normal so maybe that's part of the problem. Maybe 96k miles and 6 years is the problem? Trying to figure out if I should go back with OEM axle or have the driveshaft shop custom make one for me. I want to avoid losing track days because it fails again. Thanks in advance for your advice and opinions.
It's been somewhat of a long time known issue that lowering more than an inch on stock suspension geometry will cause the half shafts to have too much of an angle in them and cause leaking seal boots and even bad axle joints. You say you are lowered 1.25" over stock. This may not sound like much more than the 1" but there is a reason why the Camaro team did not lower the Z/28 more with the shock/spring heights. They knew the half shaft angles would be more than they could reliably operate at.

As an alternate solution I believe there is a company that makes eccentric bushings to install into your rear diff mounting holes that helps to raise the rear diff up closer to the body so when you lower the car the half shaft angles are maintained closer to stock.
__________________
Nick S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2019, 09:47 PM   #6
olblue75


 
olblue75's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS/RS
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Clarksville Tennesse.
Posts: 4,510
Try Hendricks Engineering they make both Poly and Delerin OffSet Diff bushings.
__________________
Orange Krush II
1LE Front sway bar, Splitter, shocks and struts, Suede Steering wheel, short throw shifter. Z28 dual mode mufflers, Intake, UCA Bushings, and Toresen 3.91 Diff. 1 piece DSS Drive Shaft, C7 GS Calipers, PAFDT Solid Cradle bushing, and 32mm JPSS Rear Bar. ASC race spec splitter and wicker. 6th Gen M017 Wheels. Stainless Works 17/8 LTs.
olblue75 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Tags
axle, boot failure

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.