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is my rear end strong enough?

This is a discussion on is my rear end strong enough? within the Drivetrain forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; i'm looking at putting some either M/T's or Hoosier tires on my rear wheels, but i've never done any upgrades ...

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    is my rear end strong enough?

    i'm looking at putting some either M/T's or Hoosier tires on my rear wheels, but i've never done any upgrades to my rear end. will i break anything if i put these on?

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    Volant Cold Air Intake
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    3000 RPM Torque Converter
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    i would say a total of 5 passes maybe? not to keen on this but go out there and tell us how long it lasts goood luck!

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    Absolutely, it's just a matter of time. Our cars have been known to break them stock. Once you start getting traction, they will break. And you really can't build them to take the power - ask me how I know. I break teeth off the gears now. That's why I'll be upgrading to a 9inch soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02sunsetorangeZ View Post
    i would say a total of 5 passes maybe? not to keen on this but go out there and tell us how long it lasts goood luck!
    I wouldn't. It's no fun getting towed off the track, or blowing out on the road.

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    A stock 3800-II can break a 10-bolt..

    Borrowed time imho..
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    Adding insult to injury, two members in our local group have twisted their stock driveshafts with ET tires. Both running 10 bolts.
    Btw both cars are mid 11 sec cars, and not all out crazy power

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    This is what our measly stock rears look like inside:




    Your rear will last you right up until the moment it grenades.

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    so what kinda rear end should i be looking for?

    some links would be great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talon_II View Post
    so what kinda rear end should i be looking for?

    some links would be great!


    As requested: How to pick a rear

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    Another sticky here: When will my 10 bolt break?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight View Post
    Absolutely, it's just a matter of time. Our cars have been known to break them stock. Once you start getting traction, they will break. And you really can't build them to take the power - ask me how I know. I break teeth off the gears now. That's why I'll be upgrading to a 9inch soon.

    it has happened to me... first time I broke ring gear teeth, 2nd time it blew up lol.


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