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      11-14-2012, 12:04 PM   #23
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ebay or junkyard to get another one. thats what i did and i sent them to get upgraded
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      11-14-2012, 12:04 PM   #24
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Damn you got towed but please next time use a flat bed bro. I cringe when I see those front tow hitched tow trucks being used.
I didn't really have a choice as the car was sitting on a major busy road in Downtown San Francisco that joins the major freeway entrance. Also I felt good about the tow, the guy had the rear wheels dollied, they were not just free rolling.
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I see. I would say there wouldn't have been much wheel hop if it broke immediately.

What makes you think the half shafts themselves are not the root cause? With 100% e85, you should be making around 450 ft lbs. of rwtq, right? That like a 60% increase from stock.
This is true...It could be many things, but from what I felt in the car it could be a combination of things. Also there are a few guys putting out just as if not more torque and I feel that only a handful of reports of busted halfshafts, maybe I Was just an unlucky one.

Either way, DSS upgrade is in my near future, once I return from vacation and cash out some stock
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sorry to hear. keep us informed. I think this happened to BuraQ recently, right?
Not the half shaft, the drive shaft and diff broke caused by wheel hop after 100+ launches
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Sorry Joe, hope I don't have the same issue. I ended up putting down 422whp and 448ft\lbs on FFTECs Mustang last Friday. But the AT isn't as had on the drivetrain. Have a safe trip and let me know when you get back. Have a few good stories from last weekend to share.
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Do you have m3 subframe bushings already? You'll want that plus toe arms plus a diff lock kit.
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Sorry Joe, hope I don't have the same issue. I ended up putting down 422whp and 448ft\lbs on FFTECs Mustang last Friday. But the AT isn't as had on the drivetrain. Have a safe trip and let me know when you get back. Have a few good stories from last weekend to share.
It was nice meeting you that night at FFTEC the night before Shift S3ctor.

I don't leave till next week, so I am hoping Mike and the guys have it sorted it by the end of the week.
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Not the half shaft, the drive shaft and diff broke caused by wheel hop after 100+ launches
ah, yes. as you were.
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Here's where my half shaft snapped.
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really sad to see what happened but nonetheless i love all of the mods that you have on your car!
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really sad to see what happened but nonetheless i love all of the mods that you have on your car!
Pay to play, I am hoping my Diff Lockdown kit is ready soon, this should help with the driveline destroying wheel hop
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Here's where my half shaft snapped.


mine blew up lol

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Pay to play, I am hoping my Diff Lockdown kit is ready soon, this should help with the driveline destroying wheel hop
I just got my diff brace installed today.......will have pics and results posted after Dec 9th private track rental at PBIR
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