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If I bought an 80k mile 98-02 Z28, will it be tired?

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    If I bought an 80k mile 98-02 Z28, will it be tired?

    If I bought manual trans 98-02 Z28 with 70-90k miles, will it be tired? would the LS1 or trans likely need freshening up? I'm looking for a weekend /track car.

    If I put sticky tires on and take it to drag strip, will bad things happen?

    thanks.

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    If you put sticky tires on with a manual transmission, more than likely you have given the kiss of the death to the 10 bolt.
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    Unless it was beaten severely it shouldn't be tired at all.
    Sticky tires + a sticky track + a manual trans launch =
    busted rear.
    Chevy really screwed up By putting that little weak 7.5 inch rear behind all that torque.
    Even fords little 5.0 + 4.6 motors got 8.8 rears with much stronger internals.
    I truly believe thats why our beloved camaro is no longer being built.
    When the 93's came out everyone i knew wanted one,we were into the stangs at the time, A friend of mine bought a brand new one, broke the rear the first day at the track,on about the third run, about 800 miles on the odo,then we watched it happen over + over again over the next couple of years, needless to say none of us bought the new camaro, + we beat our stangs silly.
    Sad part is chevy never fixed the problem + cotinued that rear right til the end.
    I always liked the look of the 93 + up + then the 98 up even better, + figured some where down the road i would own one, but only when i knew i could drive it sensibly,+ not grenade the rear.
    Even now I bought a relatively stock,one with an auto because I'm afraid to blow it up.
    Sad part for chevy is they lost so many sales because of it. Between 93 + 02 I would have probably bought 4 of them,alot of my friends also.
    So if you plan to race it, plan on putting in a 12 bolt or a 9 inch rear.
    If you dont want the expense, and you are going to race
    I would suggest an auto, + nothing stickier then a drag radial. Good Luck.
    PS. I hope chevy is smarter on this new one,
    The new mustang with only 300 hp, now comes with that same 8.8 rear but Now has even Much stronger 31 spline axles + a super heavy duty Tremec trans. WAKE UP CHEVY!!!!

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    the car shouldn't have any problems except the above mentioned rear end

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    don't some people put the 8.8 ford rears in the camaros?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chukb View Post
    don't some people put the 8.8 ford rears in the camaros?
    did I make this up? I thought I saw something somewhere about this.......

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    Dosen't anyone use Ford 9" rear ends in Camaros? They are pretty much considered bullet proof in the hotrod / modified community.

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    Youre probably thinkin of the famous Ford 9 inch housings that are made as boltins for camaros.......?

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    well i had a 93 z28 and it had 160k on it when i got it and i took it to the track and it ran a 14.05 at 98mph.....it was all stock. and then i put long tubes, a cat back, 3:73's, and i had Janis Transmission build the A4. then i put some mickey thompson ET streets on it and i never had a rear end problem...i dont know why either because i expected it to go but it never did. i sold the car to a friend in october of 2005 and its still running strong and he beats the hell out of it everytime he drives it.
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    i bought my 98z a4 and it had 116,000 on it and it still runs pretty awesome, just ordered a slp lid, slp bellow, kn filter, msd wires and ngk plugs for it to make it run even better, ibe not had any problems except for a idler pulley squeaking, besides that ready to run

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    i am about to break 180k on mine. does that help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bevenue View Post
    88k A4 running great! only problem know of is the cats.
    Park the car indoors where they can't walk on it.

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