Results 1 to 9 of 9

Question: Rear end

This is a discussion on Question: Rear end within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; First, I apologize for the stupidity, but i just had my car at my mechanic's getting the ls7 clutch put ...

  1. #1
    Super Fast Nosws6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    ATX
    Posts
    51

    Black
    2001 Trans Am Ws6

    Question: Rear end

    First, I apologize for the stupidity, but i just had my car at my mechanic's getting the ls7 clutch put in and he said that my back bearing's are going bad. He said he checked the rear end and there is grease all over and that I will need to replace the rear end soon.

    Question: Which parts is he referring to and where can I get them for the cheapest price that are better than stock?

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks,

  2. #2
    Knight of Chaos xzaero0's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Nebraska
    Age
    37
    Posts
    468

    Black
    2000 Trans Am

    There are alot of sponsors on here that sell just about everything. I personally go with CustomSSI.com. Its a local shop for me tho. Josh really knows his stuff and he price matches. Now that I have had my car in his shop I prolly wont ever take it anywhere else to have work done to it..

  3. #3
    Super Fast Nosws6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    ATX
    Posts
    51

    Black
    2001 Trans Am Ws6

    Do you think sub-frame connectors will correct my problem or what exact part will remedy this situation?

  4. #4
    King 0f n00bz shady milkman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Shepherd, Michigan
    Age
    29
    Posts
    11,775

    blacker than wesleysnipes
    98' trans am

    Quote Originally Posted by Nosws6 View Post
    Do you think sub-frame connectors will correct my problem or what exact part will remedy this situation?
    sfc's wont help..they are simply chassis strengthening...

  5. #5
    King 0f n00bz shady milkman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Shepherd, Michigan
    Age
    29
    Posts
    11,775

    blacker than wesleysnipes
    98' trans am

    our 10 bolts leak quite a bit..i wouldnt worry about it too much...you will/should just upgrade to a new rearend..a dana60,9",12 bolt

  6. #6
    Super Fast Nosws6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    ATX
    Posts
    51

    Black
    2001 Trans Am Ws6

    Thanks Shady. Yeah everyone talks about our 10 bolts being sh+tty. I can actually hear something while driving, I only have about 52k miles. When do you think it would need to be changed or is it totally dependent on how its been driven?

  7. #7
    King 0f n00bz shady milkman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Shepherd, Michigan
    Age
    29
    Posts
    11,775

    blacker than wesleysnipes
    98' trans am

    Quote Originally Posted by Nosws6 View Post
    Thanks Shady. Yeah everyone talks about our 10 bolts being sh+tty. I can actually hear something while driving, I only have about 52k miles. When do you think it would need to be changed or is it totally dependent on how its been driven?
    depends on when it gets ready to go..its really up in the air..they are loud by defualt anyways..the 10 isnt shitty...its just not the best match for our cars.

  8. #8
    Knight of Chaos xzaero0's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Nebraska
    Age
    37
    Posts
    468

    Black
    2000 Trans Am

    The stock 10 bolt rear end is not "practical" for the abuse that the motor and the driver place on these cars. I had my car dynoed at less than 300 hp and after about 2 nites at the track with only a few passes my rear end when to hell. My bearings were shot, my grears were rounded off and they were loose, and my posi was completely destroyed. It was a better Idea for me to just ditch the 10 bolt and get something stronger rather than upgrade the old one just to have it break again. I went with a Moser 9" and had it installed there. The guy worked with me and it was a little cheaper than what I have seen others for. Your prolly gonna need new axles and bearings, seals and prolly some other things also. If you race it, you may want to do the same thing I did.

    Mine was grinding something really, really bad. It was terrible couldnt hardly hear the exhaust over it.

    SFC are just to make your frame stronger, taking the flex out of the body when you get on it hard, Having an upgraded suspension you might break it sooner, I dont know that for sure tho.

  9. #9
    King 0f n00bz shady milkman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Shepherd, Michigan
    Age
    29
    Posts
    11,775

    blacker than wesleysnipes
    98' trans am

    the weakness comes from the housing..the housing flexes to much for the torque that our engines put out...the flexing then causes the contact area for the gears change and eventually grenades everything its actually pretty sad a built suspension "can" break it sooner...since by deff...a built suspension is designed for increased traction/handling....with that said..a fully built suspension without DR will not cause any increased damage to the 10 bolt...it will actually help...stopping wheel hop ect...but its when you combine a built suspension with tires that bite and are harder to break loose....tires breaking loose is what saves the shock to the rear.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. help! rear end question!
    By 1999transam in forum Drivetrain
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 09-02-2012, 05:44 AM
  2. another rear end question
    By badazta in forum Drivetrain
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-07-2011, 09:53 PM
  3. Rear end question??
    By Camaroride32 in forum Drivetrain
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 01-17-2008, 06:17 PM
  4. Rear End Question ---- Need Help Please!
    By yellowGT in forum Suspension and Handling
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-09-2007, 11:23 AM
  5. 99 SS rear end question
    By mdbro in forum Camaro / SS
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-23-2006, 09:05 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •