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Trans-Axle dilemna

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    Trans-Axle dilemna

    Anybody know if this trans-axle is a weak link in these cars? I've noticed some major wheel-hop in mine upon minor wheel-spin. I can go WOT in 1st and it gets real bad, real quick. But upon short-shifting to second (to avoid any catastrophies), it'll spin for a bit and hook with no wheel-hop issues at all. I only drive the car occasionally on the weekends, and rarely do I beat on it. Heck, I've only gone WOT in it maybe 4-5 times since I've had it, but this has happened every single time. Guess I kind of figured it would come with the territory, since it's not a solid axle design, but it's rather irritating.

    So my question is, knowing wheel-hop causes big problems real fast, what's the cure? Is there an aftermarket assembly offered on these things? Or are there just a few internal peices that need to be upgraded? Or is it just like the 10-bolt, where it's pointless to dump money into the factory unit? I haven't joined any vette forums just yet, as you guys seem to always be able to help point members in the right direction. Any input for the newbie?

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    yeah the trans axle is notorious for this.. stiffer shocks and bushings will obviously help..

    where do you live? cold rubber will always have a tendency to hop around.. I would just wait until summer time comes around for you to play rough with your toy

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    hmmm, alrite, thanks for the tips, anybody else have any experience or first-hand knowledge on this platform?

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    never had that problem in my 02 i'm also a auto though

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    Yep, it's the shock distributed from the shift and weak shocks, worn shocks etc. They make a differential brace that helps a bit and like others said, tires make a difference.

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    Found one from pfadt for $340

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    Trans-axle?? FWD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
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    ahh my bad you're talking Vette these days..lol Congrats!..

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMasterCraft View Post
    Yeah I know..

    The uptake gets slower as we get older..lol

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    I've been battling a no-start condition since Saturday morning. Got a whole list of things to check, and test with a 12V meter. So pissed and frustrated

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMasterCraft View Post
    I've been battling a no-start condition since Saturday morning. Got a whole list of things to check, and test with a 12V meter. So pissed and frustrated
    Do you have a battery tender on it?

    Or do you have juice?

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    Yeah, I believe the culprit to be a bad battery cable bolt (connection). I've done some testing, and it all points to it. I'm gunna tear it down next weekend and put a new one in. It starts just fine now, but not for long. Probably arcing it's arse off

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