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    Should I launch it?

    So recently I just got done with my mini build, I have dyno numbers, but I want track numbers....thing is I'm terrified to launch this thing due to the shitty 10 bolt. So my question is what should I do? Just say to hell with it and make a few passes or just wait till I get enough for a 12bolt?

    I'm currently running on a set of 295's for daily driving, but if I take it to the track I have a set of 315 NT555Rs I'll be using.

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    Street tires are not going to hook hard.

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    Launch it easy for now and see what she runs
    Is this your only mode of transportation?

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    If you have the money for a 12 bolt/9 inch and are ready to make the purchase or its not your only vehicle then do it! (yolo? ) I launched my car soooooo many times on the 10 bolt with ET streets and it never broke :crossesfingers: even with the 4.10's in there, then again I think there are stronger 10 bolts than others but they all suck anyways.

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    If you are hestitant, it is because you are smart and cautious. Take it easy, and leave the slicks at home till you have your rear.

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    My buddy runs his SS M6 H/C car all the time,he is at the track as much as me(almost every weekend) he knows its over if he hooks .

    So he runs for MPH and babies it out of the hole then powershifts like a MOFO the rest of the way his best is 119mph.

    The best part is when we go heads up he gets all syched and blows a shift every time.
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    BTW he fried his clutch the last time out and could be going stalled auto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Street tires are not going to hook hard.
    Yeh that's why i was considering just going with my street tires, for safe measure. But that would defeat the purpose of seeing what the car is capable of.
    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot91 View Post
    Launch it easy for now and see what she runs
    Is this your only mode of transportation?
    for the time being, yes, because I don't drive very much (just work, school, gym). But I'm on the verge of buying a beater.

    Quote Originally Posted by transamtom View Post
    My buddy runs his SS M6 H/C car all the time,he is at the track as much as me(almost every weekend) he knows its over if he hooks .

    So he runs for MPH and babies it out of the hole then powershifts like a MOFO the rest of the way his best is 119mph.

    The best part is when we go heads up he gets all syched and blows a shift every time.
    That was the second option I was considering, baby it out of the hole, then let the dog loose....but again, I'll be dissapointed in the time I receive...

    Are there any viable upgrades I could make to the 10 bolt to insure its longevity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeadFarmer View Post
    315 NT555Rs I'll be using.
    That is a street tire

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    You may as well run it, just leave soft. Go to 3500 rpm and slip the clutch. You will save the rear for now and still give you decent times expect for the 60' numbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeadFarmer View Post
    Yeh that's why i was considering just going with my street tires, for safe measure. But that would defeat the purpose of seeing what the car is capable of.

    for the time being, yes, because I don't drive very much (just work, school, gym). But I'm on the verge of buying a beater.


    That was the second option I was considering, baby it out of the hole, then let the dog loose....but again, I'll be dissapointed in the time I receive...

    Are there any viable upgrades I could make to the 10 bolt to insure its longevity?
    I wouldn't botther you will be wasting your money,maybe a stud girdle type rear end cover you can get them for about $149.00

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    When it comes to your dd, I'd keep off the track. Going to work or school is too important to be hung up on a broken ride because you wanted to go to the track. If you do go, baby it. And I wouldn't spend money on the 10 bolt, if you want to waste money ill give you my PayPal address

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    I say put it on the wood and let it fly......



    Then pick up the broken pieces and winch it on the trailer


    All kidding aside, you can ease it out of the hole and still grab decent 60 foot times on stock rubber with some practice. 1.89 was the best I did on stock rubber when I was still running the stock rear, slip the clutch a bit and go. If you watch C5 and C6 vettes that's how they drive them all the time, seems they have wheel hop issues if you get too aggressive with them.

    Nothing to be disappointed about, just have some fun with it, see what it MPH's.

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    ^^ This. They make new rear ends every day.

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    Google GM 10 bolt build, and look for the artical written by GM High Tech where thay hopped up a 10 bolt for their Sti Killer very interesting read. I know thay are a weak link but according to this artical there have been great advances in parts and for a little over 1G you could rebuild a little piece of mind to go have some fun with.. With me I have so many projects in mind and money is always a issue $2-3,000+ for a complete unit is a little steep for now..
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingls1 View Post
    Google GM 10 bolt build, and look for the artical written by GM High Tech where thay hopped up a 10 bolt for their Sti Killer very interesting read. I know thay are a weak link but according to this artical there have been great advances in parts and for a little over 1G you could rebuild a little piece of mind to go have some fun with.. With me I have so many projects in mind and money is always a issue $2-3,000+ for a complete unit is a little steep for now..
    1k gets you 3/4 of the way to a used 12 bolt,I see them going for $1200-$1500 all the time on tech.

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    They also grenaded that rearend not too long ago

    That car now has a drop in Dana 60 I believe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    They also grenaded that rearend not too long ago

    That car now has a drop in Dana 60 I believe
    It's on jackstands.

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    I wouldn't worry too much about it. Nitto's don't do too well at the track. You won't be cutting a much better 60' with those 555R's as you do with regular width street tires IMO.

    Mickey Thompson's are another story.

    In the event it does go, used 10 bolts (full assembly) run anywhere from $100-$450. Plenty out there

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