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What posi big power guys using that wont break?

Old 04-16-2019, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by fastjweb View Post
Had the same tru trac for 5 years now, 16s to 9s, 1.41 60fts. I have replaced gears once in that time and broke a stock axle recently because i tried to make 18lbs off boost on foot brake, hydroboost held it, something had to give. The last time swapped gears, i did solid pinion shim, and added studs to bearing caps, and I have the B&M girdle cover.
what axles are you running?
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Old 04-16-2019, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by terravast4 View Post
what axles are you running?
I got Moser in it now. I have to be honest though, I don't think the stock would have broken with turbo. I usually left at 6-8lbs and cut 1.4-1.5s off foot brake, when it broke it wasn't on launch, it was 18lbs and 3800 rpm up against the brakes.
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Old 04-17-2019, 01:11 PM
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those stockers held some power for a while then. I would rather be proactive though
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Originally Posted by terravast4 View Post
those stockers held some power for a while then. I would rather be proactive though
They did for sure, they just couldn't take a 18lbs brake hold. I ran slicks a lot too so that probably put less stress on them than a radial too.
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For my education, why might slicks put less strain on the drivetrain than radials would?
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For my education, why might slicks put less strain on the drivetrain than radials would?
slicks do not dead hook, controlled spin, so I feel would put less shock on the axles. A radial is designed to dead hook.
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I thought it was the opposite. I always thought slicks break **** cause they hook better.
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[QUOTE=terravast4;5461208]I thought it was the opposite. I always thought slicks break **** cause they hook better.[/QUOTE

for sure more strain than a street tire, from what I know the slicks will absorb a lot of energy and have controlled spin to them. To make a radial hook, it needs to pretty much dead hook which I feel would shock the system more. a hard nitrous hit off the line would be worse to me than turbo, or manual car dumping the clutch would be harder on things than a stalled auto. I was leaving off foot brake and 6-8lbs on slicks so I was just saying from my own views the axles would have been fine.
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