Rear? Crapping? Shafted? F-bodies? And worst of all - IRS?azzhauler said:What else does GM use the rear in that will be coming in the redline? What kind of power can it handle w/o crapping? I know GM shafted the f-bodies with the 10bolt pos you could break with a stock car.
Why when I can go like an $80,000 Corvette spending about half that and doing it in a car that no one would expect it from?BlueSkyRL said:The rear end is "borrowed" from the CTS Cadalac and I do not see any problems with it. Besides if you use the car as intended, there shoul not be a problem and it is under warrenty for 3 years, unless you modify it. If you want it to go like a corvette, then buy ($80,000) corvette
Only broken rears I know of were resulted from rear diff leaking and the owner not paying attention to puddles of fluid under their car. I haven't heard of any Turbo or V8 Kappas having diff issues.bradyb said:Has anyone broken a rear end on a Kappa yet, that would be a good indication?
My rear end went out at 35,000 miles on my Camaro and it's already time for another rebuild at 45,000 miles. Anybody know of a nice 12 bolt or 9" a could throw in there?
That's not exactly true. We have had a few ring gear sets wrecked without knowing exactly why. GM has (without apparent rhyme or reason) instructed dealers to replace some Solstice carriers when they have had repeated leak issues while other owners don't get a replacement. It seems like GM is trying to come to grips with the problem, but the issue has been around for a long time. In fact it was a problem in the Caddy before the Solstice was introduced. You have to wonder what they were thinking? No one would notice?brentil said:Only broken rears I know of were resulted from rear diff leaking and the owner not paying attention to puddles of fluid under their car. I haven't heard of any Turbo or V8 Kappas having diff issues.