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This is a discussion on good old 10bolt.... within the Drivetrain forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Originally Posted by Firebirdjones And that's an automatic too Jim isn't it??? Yes, it is. And my car is only ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    And that's an automatic too Jim isn't it???
    Yes, it is. And my car is only a 12.5x second car. BUT: The only thing that actually broke was the Auburn stopped working (1 wheel peel) and the axle assy with the 3.42's I swapped for was twisted when the car it was in was crashed. The gears were swapped as I wanted a quiter set. The crush sleeve keeps getting squished cuz of the sticky MT DR's.

    I can only imagine what a bitch it would be if I was racing one of these with a stick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    And it can be dangerous. ... something snapped in the rear. Pinion broke and shoved the driveshaft forward, which in turn broke the tailhousing off the back of the trans and ruined that too.
    Sprayed trans oil all over the track, which got on the back tires. At 70-80 mph that's not fun. Car skated around but I was lucky to keep it off the wall, and also didn't hit the car in the other lane.
    hmmm...I've never thought of it that way. Definitely something to think about. I guess I assumed it would just break in the 1st 60 feet(slower speeds) and/or I would just coast to a stop. I guess its also possible for something to break and jam up/lock up the rear end/rear tires. That would be dangerous at higher speeds also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    hmmm...I've never thought of it that way. Definitely something to think about. I guess I assumed it would just break in the 1st 60 feet(slower speeds) and/or I would just coast to a stop. I guess its also possible for something to break and jam up/lock up the rear end/rear tires. That would be dangerous at higher speeds also.
    You are right, that is usually when they break. I've had others break at the starting line. So this little ordeal was a shock for me. I'm sure it's not the norm. Just a freak thing.

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    Plus, everyone hates you when you oil the track down and close it for clean up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    Plus, everyone hates you when you oil the track down and close it for clean up
    Ya that too

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    I can attest to the stock 10bolt holding up fairly well under stock power for a long time. Mine has lasted 11yrs untill I finally encountered some bad wheelhop last spring. I've babied the car since then and been looking at a Moser 9 with Wave Trac and 4.11's as a replacement.
    IMO if the stock rear starts to howl it's time to put all other mod plans aside and bite the bullet.
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    I would invest in a 12 bolt as well even though I have seen a 10 bolt take 10.0 passes on a transbrake and 500 rwhp for a season before it broke. The majority aren't like that.

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