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Old 01-30-2019, 02:52 PM   #31
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Was that on stock inner stubs too? Lucky it broke at the joint and didn't shear the stub inside the diff instead.


It actually sheered all the bolts but 3 (bent them) and the joint was lodged in the axle. A hammer and some swinging got it unseized. The gold cap was missing (somewhere in the ditch) but I was able to install the 3 bent bolts and limp it back to the shop.


The rear is quit a bit lower then stock.


#1 I forgot to lock tight the allen bolts. (probably what happened)

#2 I had two of my friends in the car. Ive never launched the car with anyone in it. So maybe the added weight squatted the car just enough?
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Old 01-30-2019, 02:55 PM   #32
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funny how when someone starts modding this car, they tend to go through a similar journey of breakage as those that came before him, regardless of having knowledge of those stories.

I knew of the issue but didn't think it would happed so soon lol.

I didn't budget for axles yet (HP tuner and wideband) so I just went cheap.

Plus before I throw down $1300 on axles (I never want the issue again) I want to make sure something else isn't wrong.

Plus a axle is easy to change.

Like my dad says. "Once you upgrade something to not break something else will break, find something easy to fix that breaks and leave it"
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Old 01-30-2019, 08:29 PM   #33
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Like my dad says. "Once you upgrade something to not break something else will break, find something easy to fix that breaks and leave it"

so long as what breaks does it in a safe way.
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Old 01-31-2019, 06:27 AM   #34
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So the axle broke or stub broke? Odd, I’m still on stock 04 axles with a little bit more power than you. And probably stickier tires. Only thing I’ve broke is the output shaft on the trans.

Edit. Didn’t see above post.

I try to refrain from running my car with more than one extra person in the car. When I do, I turn the boost way down in first and second gears.
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Old 01-31-2019, 06:31 AM   #35
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I knew of the issue but didn't think it would happed so soon lol.

I didn't budget for axles yet (HP tuner and wideband) so I just went cheap.

Plus before I throw down $1300 on axles (I never want the issue again) I want to make sure something else isn't wrong.

Plus a axle is easy to change.

Like my dad says. "Once you upgrade something to not break something else will break, find something easy to fix that breaks and leave it"

This is why I still have the stock (05-06 which is stronger) driveshaft. Iím almost in the 10ís with it and it shows no signs of caring about it right now.
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Old 04-14-2019, 07:16 AM   #36
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Bought a set of new Hinson stock height engine mounts
AF hooked up. Yes it's in the cup holder. I only use it for tuning so once I'm done I throw it back in the glove box and hide the wires.

Relocated my ecu to behind the drivers kick panel. Ya its dirty but I've drove it a lot
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Old 04-14-2019, 07:20 AM   #37
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Next up should be interesting.
I really dont want to open up my original engine. I dont want to risk blowing it up and I want to keep it numbers matching. (,never know could be worth money some day)
I'm on the hunt for a 6.0 to swap at this time
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why not 6.2L?
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Old 04-14-2019, 10:40 AM   #39
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Money, 6.2 is so expensive compared to a 6.0.
The L76 is actually pretty cheap. Yes I know it's a 58x
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Money, 6.2 is so expensive compared to a 6.0.
The L76 is actually pretty cheap. Yes I know it's a 58x

so, an L76 is cheaper than say, an L92?
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Old 04-14-2019, 12:39 PM   #41
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The low mileage engine I've been trying to find yes.

I'd consider a iron block as welll. Just havent found what I want yet
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