Pontiac GTO 2004-2006 - how hard can i launch?




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lo&sloSierra
05-07-2012, 06:12 PM
My goat is a ls2 car with trick flow heads and cam and a fast intake, has a monster level 2 clutch kit and tick master cylinder...I have the nitto income tires and they seem to be pretty sticky. Everything from the driveshaft back is stock, and the car feels like I need to ve launching around 5k...I've set the park neautral limiter to 4500 instead of buying a two step....what are my chances of not breaking something? And what might be the first to go? Thanks


lo&sloSierra
05-07-2012, 06:12 PM
Invo* tires....dang autocorrect

joeyagls1
05-07-2012, 08:49 PM
I got myself some nitto's also, 255/45 or 40 dont remember, they hook pretty good with a good burn out on hot track. If your car is a manuel you will have more chances of break those half shafts or the joint on the drive shaft. I am saving up for one piece drive shaft and after market half shafts be on the safe side!


lo&sloSierra
05-07-2012, 11:07 PM
Yeah...the drive shaft coming apart scares me cause i don't wanna be fixing holes in the floor

Lionhearted
05-07-2012, 11:10 PM
If you dont want it to break then dont drive it like a teenager.

Dont be a bitch, build up the drive shaft. insure that car. Buy progressive insurance while you're at it.

lo&sloSierra
05-08-2012, 12:47 PM
Thanks for the advice lionhearted.

Nmbr1GMfan
05-08-2012, 02:40 PM
If you dont want it to break then dont drive it like a teenager.

Dont be a bitch, build up the drive shaft. insure that car. Buy progressive insurance while you're at it.

Not sure I follow this at all.

Nmbr1GMfan
05-08-2012, 02:43 PM
what are my chances of not breaking something? And what might be the first to go?

Hard clutch dumping launches and/or wheel hop will brake stuff. Most likely axle c/v first, inner stub second. 4500 clutch slip and you will be fine.

lo&sloSierra
05-08-2012, 05:54 PM
Thanks GM fan....that's what I wanted to know.

99twinturbofirebird
05-09-2012, 09:48 PM
i use to launch my car at 3k and slip the clutch alittle seemed to work ok but now that i have bags and passager half shaft i try to launch the car at higher rpm......

redtan
05-10-2012, 11:34 AM
I don't think a high RPM clutch dump/slip is going to work for you on those tires. Unless it's a very well controlled slip, you're going to absolutely destroy those tires off the line and wheel hop like crazy. With slicks or MTs you can do that, with street tires not so much.

And like mentioned, I would worry more about the axles and stubs before the driveshaft.