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Old 05-07-2012, 06:12 PM   #1
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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
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Invo* tires....dang autocorrect
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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!
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Yeah...the drive shaft coming apart scares me cause i don't wanna be fixing holes in the floor
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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.
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Thanks for the advice lionhearted.
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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.
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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.
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Thanks GM fan....that's what I wanted to know.
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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......
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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.
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