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Worth the money to be proactive?

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    Worth the money to be proactive?

    So lets say I have $3500 to spend on some uprrades for my camaro. I've already got a cam, full exhaust and a tune, and I'm putting down a respectible 402 rwhp and 398 rwtq.

    My clutch slips. It is the original clutch, and I know I need a new one. So that is a given that I'll be spending on the clutch.

    So the real question is, do I take the proactive approach and upgrade the rear to a 12 bolt, or do I use the ~2500 or so left after getting the clutch all squared away for something else?

    For the record, that something else would probably be a FAST intake, some throttle body, injectors, and maybe wheels and tires.
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    I personally would put it towards the rear. The way I see it, you spend that cash on the other things and then when your rear shits on you, then you are left with a car that sits in the garage that you can't drive...

    You can always throw another 10 bolt in there for several hundred if it does break and keep your fingers crossed.

    Some people get lucky with stock 10 bolts, others don't. I think it is just a matter of time before it will go with those numbers as many of us LS1 owners have broke it with stock power.

    Do you run street tires or DRs?

    Nice numbers BTW.

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    friday night my 7.5 went booom trust me go for the rear

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    Right now I have street tires, and nothing special ones at that. As I said, right now my weak link is the clutch slipping, and in truth I'd rather blow the tires off than my clutch burn up.

    Not being able to drive the car isn't a huge issue for me, as it's my 3rd car (also have a motorcycle), so while yeah, it would kinda suck, it wouldn't be an huge inconvenience to me.

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    lol i caught second gear on street tires on the street and hopped down the street lol it isnt a huge inconvenience for me either considering i have 2 other cars but its definently not fun being roll backed home

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    What kind of power do you have? How many miles are on your rear? Have you beaten on your rear a lot?

    I'm not terribly concerned about blowing it on the street. On a cool still night my car can be heard for over a half mile if you're in the general direction that the exhaust is pointed in, and I dislike getting tickets, so I usually keep it pretty well under control.

    As for blowing it at a track, I trailer to and from so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gashkerwin View Post
    What kind of power do you have? How many miles are on your rear? Have you beaten on your rear a lot?

    I'm not terribly concerned about blowing it on the street. On a cool still night my car can be heard for over a half mile if you're in the general direction that the exhaust is pointed in, and I dislike getting tickets, so I usually keep it pretty well under control.

    As for blowing it at a track, I trailer to and from so...
    Motors stock i have tick performance trans, stage 3 clutch, tunnel mount tq arm and relocation brackets and alot more only 40,000 miles on the car and 50 or so passes at the track and yes i beat on my rear ALOT just never thought it would end on the street trust me it happens when you least expect it lol
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    m6= 9in dont waste your money on the 12 bolt


    some people say 12 bolt if you have an a4 but i say 9in no matter what trans you have IMO

    BTW i vote for the rearend

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