View Full Version : S60 installed!!!! Thanks Carl @ CRP


97camaro383
04-30-2012, 10:14 PM
I purchased a Strange S60 from Carl at CRP and installed it about a month ago. Finally got it broke in and its amazing! The installation was a piece of cake and everything installed with no problems. I ended up going with 3.73,detroit locker, chromemoly pinon, lca relo brackets, stock width, and powder coated black. The quality is top notch and i'd recommend the rear to anyone. I haven't been able to get it to the track yet to see if times changed much but so far it seems just as powerful. The rear feels extremely solid and there is not one bit of gear whine. If your needing a rear, you should definitely give Carl a call.

Thanks Carl!!!

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rad23
04-30-2012, 10:19 PM
looks good i cant wait to finaly get mine on order, what was your final price shipping and all

My6speedZ
04-30-2012, 10:34 PM
Carl told me Strange no longer offered the powder coating? This was a while back though....

atrain59
04-30-2012, 10:50 PM
I have been talking to Carl for the past week, ill be ordering mine here in the next month or so from him.

97camaro383
04-30-2012, 10:54 PM
Carl told me Strange no longer offered the powder coating? This was a while back though....

He told me the same thing, but i asked him to call and check and they had just started offering it again. I actually ordered it to be powder coated red and it showed up black (they only offer black, had a little miscommunication with strange) :mad: but in the long run im glad its black and it was worth the little bit extra it cost.

Only bad thing can say about the process is with Strange, they offered to fix the error on powder coating and said he get back in touch with me and never did. So im still waiting for the call!

97camaro383
04-30-2012, 10:59 PM
looks good i cant wait to finaly get mine on order, what was your final price shipping and all

I added almost every option i could (3 channel, chromemoly pinion, chromemoly driveshaft, powder coating, lca brackets, detroit locker($70 more) and it was around 3300 shipped. Alot of cash to shell out but was worth every dime when you don't have to worry about the 10 bolt.

I think you'll be very satisfied once you get it and you won't find better customer service! Let us know how it goes once you get it

97camaro383
04-30-2012, 11:02 PM
I have been talking to Carl for the past week, ill be ordering mine here in the next month or so from him.

What setup are you looking at getting? Gears? Locker? etc
You'll be impressed with the quality and ease of install.

1slowbusa
05-01-2012, 12:20 PM
I spoke with Carl today, very nice guy. How hard was the install and did you use the stock torque arm? Was it a direct fit? What drive shaft did you go with? I will see if i have anymore quesitons. :)

My6speedZ
05-01-2012, 12:43 PM
I spoke with Carl today, very nice guy. How hard was the install and did you use the stock torque arm? Was it a direct fit? What drive shaft did you go with? I will see if i have anymore quesitons. :)

You can see in the picture he doesn't have the stock TQ arm, but you can re-use the stock one until you get an aftermarket one.

1slowbusa
05-01-2012, 01:30 PM
Thanks, my computer was not showing the pictures. I was able to see them on my phone.

BTW, Go RON PAUL.

My6speedZ
05-01-2012, 03:45 PM
Thanks, my computer was not showing the pictures. I was able to see them on my phone.

BTW, Go RON PAUL.

Hell yeah go RP.

If you reuse the stock the TQ arm you may or may not have to notch it I honestly can't remember.

97camaro383
05-02-2012, 10:11 PM
I spoke with Carl today, very nice guy. How hard was the install and did you use the stock torque arm? Was it a direct fit? What drive shaft did you go with? I will see if i have anymore quesitons. :)

He's a awesome guy to deal with!!! Install was really easy, just like putting a 10 bolt in. Yes it was a direct fit, only mod i had to do was cut a brake bracket i believe to fit on the LCA relo brackets. I ended up going with the strange chromemoly drive shaft.

1slowbusa
05-03-2012, 08:30 AM
He's a awesome guy to deal with!!! Install was really easy, just like putting a 10 bolt in. Yes it was a direct fit, only mod i had to do was cut a brake bracket i believe to fit on the LCA relo brackets. I ended up going with the strange chromemoly drive shaft.

Thanks,

I just ordered mine today.

Can you explain more about the brake bracket? Do you have any pics on what you had to do?

Carl also gave me a good place to purchase the parking brake lever boots since mine was ripped.
http://www.rmsautoparts.com/proddetail.php?prod=0FH-Brake-Boot

97camaro383
05-05-2012, 08:27 PM
Thanks,

I just ordered mine today.

Can you explain more about the brake bracket? Do you have any pics on what you had to do?

Carl also gave me a good place to purchase the parking brake lever boots since mine was ripped.
http://www.rmsautoparts.com/proddetail.php?prod=0FH-Brake-Boot

It was a bracket that bolted to the LCA relo bracket i believe, you just have to clip one side off. I pulled up a write up on here before i did it, ill look for it and try to get a few pics

1slowbusa
05-07-2012, 08:26 PM
It was a bracket that bolted to the LCA relo bracket i believe, you just have to clip one side off. I pulled up a write up on here before i did it, ill look for it and try to get a few pics

Do you have that write up? Can you post some pics of what you did?

Thanks

atrain59
05-07-2012, 08:37 PM
What setup are you looking at getting? Gears? Locker? etc
You'll be impressed with the quality and ease of install.

This Is what Carl suggested I go with as my car is my DD and maybe makes 20 1/4 mile passes a year. 35-spline S-Trac, 35-spline Strange Street/Strip axles with 3.150" bearings, 1/2" or M12 wheel studs (IDK what one to go with), 1350 pinion Yoke, and 4.10 gears, BMR LCA Relocation brackets and ill also be ordering the Strange Chrome-moly drive-shaft.

97camaro383
05-09-2012, 09:47 PM
This Is what Carl suggested I go with as my car is my DD and maybe makes 20 1/4 mile passes a year. 35-spline S-Trac, 35-spline Strange Street/Strip axles with 3.150" bearings, 1/2" or M12 wheel studs (IDK what one to go with), 1350 pinion Yoke, and 4.10 gears, BMR LCA Relocation brackets and ill also be ordering the Strange Chrome-moly drive-shaft.

Sounds like a pretty solid setup, i strayed away from the s-trac because i wanted to spray a 150 out of the hole and im around 550rwhp on spray. He said that the s-trac was good for about 600rwhp. I think i gotta pic out of 5/8" studs or the m12 which are stock i believe.

97camaro383
05-09-2012, 09:55 PM
Do you have that write up? Can you post some pics of what you did?

Thanks

I couldn't find the exact write up but just google ls1 LCA reloaction bracket ebrake mod. That should pull it up. Ill try to take pics tom.

atrain59
05-14-2012, 05:42 PM
Sounds like a pretty solid setup, i strayed away from the s-trac because i wanted to spray a 150 out of the hole and im around 550rwhp on spray. He said that the s-trac was good for about 600rwhp. I think i gotta pic out of 5/8" studs or the m12 which are stock i believe.

Ill have to talk to Carl some more as I am around 600 on spray and will be spraying out of the hole as well and eventually I plan on doing a 408 with nitrous so i want something that will be able to handle the power, I just do not want a spool as its my DD.

97camaro383
05-14-2012, 10:42 PM
Ill have to talk to Carl some more as I am around 600 on spray and will be spraying out of the hole as well and eventually I plan on doing a 408 with nitrous so i want something that will be able to handle the power, I just do not want a spool as its my DD.


I went with the detroit locker option ( 70 bucks more ) and he sad it should handle everything i can throw at it. So far its solid and very street friendly, only time i ever notice it is when i back up. Sometimes you hear the tires slip a bit when backing but thats it.

+badss+
05-16-2012, 10:47 PM
Well I have the s trac and going to be coming off trans brake at 3500 or so with 800+ rwhp

97camaro383
05-17-2012, 06:55 PM
Well I have the s trac and going to be coming off trans brake at 3500 or so with 800+ rwhp

sounds like a badass car, let us know how the strac handles that kinda power

mikh338
07-24-2012, 08:19 PM
hey guys just ordered my s60 but didnt have the lca reloactions added since i was supposed to get a pair from my buddy but now he needs them go figure. can i use any aftermarket lca recloation brackets or do they have to be specific for the s60?

mikh338
07-24-2012, 09:03 PM
this might answer my own question. it doesnt list anything specific to the s60 but says for strange, stock and currie rear ends. http://www.texas-speed.com/p-1030-spohn-rear-lower-control-arm-relocation-brackets-stock-strange-and-currie-rear-ends.aspx

Blu99T/A
07-24-2012, 09:56 PM
hey guys just ordered my s60 but didnt have the lca reloactions added since i was supposed to get a pair from my buddy but now he needs them go figure. can i use any aftermarket lca recloation brackets or do they have to be specific for the s60?

Like I said before, I used UMI's weld in reloc brackets with no issue. It looks to me like any aftermarket lca reloc bracket made for the 10 bolt will fit the S60 as well as the mounts are all the same.

mikh338
07-25-2012, 02:07 PM
Like I said before, I used UMI's weld in reloc brackets with no issue. It looks to me like any aftermarket lca reloc bracket made for the 10 bolt will fit the S60 as well as the mounts are all the same.

yeah i remember you recomended the UMIs i was just trying to go the cheapest ones i could find haha. but i was thinking the same thing as i dont see why they wouldnt all work. i do believe they need to be weld in tho...

White6SpdZ28
07-27-2012, 03:14 AM
thumbs up, will probably be the rear I go for