Gears & Axles - how will a strange S60 or Moser ride & sound in 2002 SS with bilsteins ?




1 FMF
05-10-2012, 04:12 PM
my stock 10 bolt p.o.s. is becoming louder than the stereo.
I am considering a complete rear replacement, and the only two I know of currently are the Strange S60 and a Moser. If there are any others let me know. All I want is for the rear to be quiet and vibration free. My concern is with the extra weight that the car is going to ride different. I had a set of chrome zr-1 wheels that were heavier than my oem 10-spokes and I could tell the difference in ride quality. Will this happen with a replacement rear that's something like 50 lbs heavier ?
And I don't need a strong rear end, I don't abuse the car, so should i just have the 10-bolt rebuilt?


mikh338
05-10-2012, 04:23 PM
i cant comment on if it will ride different but i would not suggest rebuilding your 10bolt even if you dont beat on it much. do it once the right way so you never have to worry again

PAULZ98SS
05-10-2012, 09:19 PM
Rebuilding your 10 bolt is probably around $1k depending whats broken. If you were to get a new rear end your looking at $3k+. I went from a 10 bolt to an s60 with no problems. I don't think you will feel the 50 lbs, I didn't. And it's as solid as a rock for any torture.


+badss+
05-10-2012, 10:52 PM
i have the s60 in mine and love it. it does ride different, as in i can toss sticky tires on it and romp the hell out of it and it survives lol very quiet no gear noise. i have there new s trac with 35 spline axles, talk to Carl at CRP stand up guy...

Carl at CRP
05-11-2012, 08:10 AM
i have the s60 in mine and love it. it does ride different, as in i can toss sticky tires on it and romp the hell out of it and it survives lol very quiet no gear noise. i have there new s trac with 35 spline axles, talk to Carl at CRP stand up guy...

Thank You for the kind words!!

To the OP, please give Me a call, We can discuss Your options.

Thank You,
Carl

Predator
05-11-2012, 02:39 PM
I have SLP Bilsteins and added a Strange 12-bolt. I always thought the rear Bilsteins were a little harsh riding, but the extra weight of the 12-bolt seemed to soften up the ride. Nothing scientific, just an observation.

As far as my Strange 12-bolt, it's getting quieter the more miles I put on it, couldn't be happier. Good luck whatever you decide.

fccs
05-13-2012, 12:12 AM
You can always rebuild your 10 bolt with used parts... mine was rebuilt with like.. $100 worth of parts if your including the oil also lol.

VandykeT/A
05-14-2012, 08:38 AM
I've got a MWC 9" in my Trans Am and the only thing I noticed is I don't bite my nails everytime I get ready to launch it at 6k. If you never race your car or take it the track I would just rebuild the 10 bolt. I wouldn't want to throw 1k at it though. A garage around here does gears for 75 bucks, and maybe 400 in parts.

Arctic2002ss
05-14-2012, 09:37 AM
I have had an S60 for a month now and I have not seen any ride differences. I can hear it just a bit but nothing like a noisy 10-bolt. It feels more solid but that could be that I also relocated the LCAs with relocation brackets. The True-trac makes a little noise under load in a tight turn. We weighed them and there was a 55lb difference.