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Old 03-14-2011, 11:14 PM   #1
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Hello everyone im new to modifying cars and im really happy I decided to go with a g8 gt I dropped the car in the shop and got it back with 564 rwhp witha 100 shot of nitrous but nothing done to the suspension or drivetrain. What should I do next so the car can be a deppendable car but fast at the track
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:23 AM   #2
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Staggered wheel setup?
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Transmission cooler! Better tires.
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Getting 19 in ccw sp510 8.5 in front and 10 in on back with bf goodwrich tires
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Do you have a stall converter? If not stall and transcooler will help alot. You should also get a 2010 Camaro differential to handle that amount of power.
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Thanks I have a 2800 circle d stall converter do you think the camaro diff can handle the power and will it fit in the stock housing
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The Camaro diff should handle the power fine. It replaces the entire housing and everything. It is a direct bolt-in. I just put one in my car a few weeks ago.
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Decided to go with a 9in with g force performance axles but its going ti be about 3 months before I can afford to buy it and install it, ive learned really fast that modding a car is like getting tattos, you always want more and pay a hefty price for them
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where would you buy a camaro rear end?
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where would you buy a camaro rear end?
You can get them used from some junkyards or on the Camaro5 forum. Sometimes they come up for sale on ebay, the G8 forums,etc. Or you can buy them new from Pace chevrolet for around $1100
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oh ok I just didn't think they would be easy to get as the camaro is still pretty new
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I have a 9" rear end for sale. not used, still in box. 6000 with upgraded posi in the Strange engineering center section with 370 gears.
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Tempting but the wife will kill me she's still mad that I could have finish paying the car but didnt with the money I recently paid for mods and wheels
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