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Drivetrain problems with wider tires?

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    Drivetrain problems with wider tires?

    Have any of you guys had any problems with either your t-56 or your stock 10-bolt rear with some nice tires say close to 315's or Corvette tires? I want to run these but I'm worried about the rear and the tranny, now how about with a supercharger?

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    285's and no problems.

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    285's and no problems.
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    Since I have been running 295's I have broken a set of 4.10's, broken an early model BMR torque arm (mounted to welded subframe), and snapped a POS axle on the left side. Other than that, no problems. Oh yeah, and with 4.10's it whines like a gd freight train.
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    So you have about 500 at the flywheel, and those tires still let go pretty easy?

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    i got 295's out back with an LT1 6 speed car with a S/C and my drag radials break 3rd gear on the street

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    All the way through second, up to about 65 mph or so. Big tires. Stock tires, hell, prolly spin up to 100 mph...in third.

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    lets face it.... some drivers can break a rear on STOCK HP....
    its ALL in the WAY you drive the car....!

    my last 2 f-bodys had 4:10's.... NO NOISE, NO PROBLEMS....
    and my last 400rwhp SS had 4:10's, stock clutch, and i NEVER had 1 problem with the drive train.

    but i am a carful driver. easy on take-offs.... , never power shift, no burnouts......etc....

    there was a local guy about 2 years ago i saw put 650+rwhp down on the dyno and he was still running the STOCK rear!
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    Well I guess if the wheels break free easy and dont break anything with your 500hp, it wont make much of a difference with my 676hp. If the tires break free, they break free. And as long as thats the weakest link......I'm a thirdgen guy but I'd like a stock t56 and keep the stock rear, that's your drivetrain. I wouldnt beat the hell out of it too often, but there would be the occasional pony and ricer smoker.
    What about having a clutch that slips just a little, that would help some driveline shock.
    You guys run aftermarket axles though correct?

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    Everytime my rear end had problems, it was usually at the track or shortly afterward. During hard, dragstrip style launches.

    I didn't spend all that money to baby it.

    But it is beginning to look like I will have to spend more for a 12-bolt.

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    Yea, you're right. Well, its off to Spohn for me, thanks for the help guys!

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