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This is a discussion on Rear End??? within the LT1 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; just have a quick Q. I was wondering if you think i will tear my car up. this is what ...

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    Rear End???

    just have a quick Q. I was wondering if you think i will tear my car up. this is what i have. 97 ws6 68,xxx m6. mods are: short shifter,tb bypass, 160, shorties, y, borla, msd 8.5mm wires, ngk tr55 pluggs, hypertech programerII, KN. I was thinking of spraying a 100 dry shot, my friends all have nos i want to join the club but i dont have the funds to fix my car if i tear the ass out of it. let me know if i would be opening pandora's box. thanks

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    I can't say I know a whole lot about nitrous (AKA - The un-natural male enhancement) but I don't think a properly setup 100 shot should be detrimental to the engine. I think I've heard of guys spraying 150 on their internally stock LT1. And I don't know if you would have to go with cooler range spark plugs either. Someone else should be more help than I am.

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    As long as you dont launch it with slicks or really kill it the rear should survive.

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    Rear axles can break in these cars at stock power levels. And any tire can break them, including sticky street tires on a sticky track surface. Drag radials can for sure break them, just like slicks. A nitrous shot is risky, especially a dry shot. If I was going to run nitrous at all, it would be a wet shot, and even those still present a risk of damaging the motor. If you dont have another vehicle to drive, or cant afford to quickly fix your WS6, then I wouldnt do it.

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    I do launch on drag radials at about 4500 rpm, so lets just say it does break on me how much for a new one. something stronger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badbird View Post
    I do launch on drag radials at about 4500 rpm, so lets just say it does break on me how much for a new one. something stronger.
    Expect to pay around ~$2000 +/- in you would like toi retain abs and have the torque arm mounts built in.

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    like 5.0 said the rearend will die at stock power levels. being that you have a manual , you will put more stress on it shifting and coming off the line. as far as nitrous goes, i always ran a dry 125 shot with no issues. nitrous is liked by millions and hated by millions. i love it myself, thats why i am adding more. its fun but if you are thinking about buying it look at not buying the bottle with the kit. a few companies make a bottle setup that will make sure the pressure stays where it should be , for the entire contents of the bottle. if you gonna use it, might aswell do it right.

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    The only real way to soup up a car, is to buy another one that was designed from end to end to produce an X amount of HP/torque. Like Z06

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    just dont spray outta the whole and youll be fine....get colder gapped plugs (tr6's) and a fpss

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    tr55 no good or what?? i want to spray a 100 shot wet

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    long tubes should be in your near future or an electric cutout......and that hypertech crap has to go...

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    im getting a dyno tune soon... long tubes are definately not in my near future. i just put my shorties on and ORY. but thanks for your usefull and very educating opinion.

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    hey i guess some guys are use to the short pipe thing....hey size does matter

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    oh yah thats right you paid like 600 dollars for the install too. so you might as well get spanked a few times til you learn to buy the right shit the 1st time.....yeeeee

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    Enough...

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    Dry Shot Advice, Right up my alley ! Use stock plugs, not colder. And as far as the rear goes, I rebuilt mine 4 times, before I added a 12 bolt moser with a spool. The stock 7.5 is weak... Good Luck ! Bill

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