Frank I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for taking the time the other day to answer all m questions and concerns regarding axles. After doing some research and with the information you shared I am extremely confident I your product and I can't wait for my axles to arrive. the pic you guys posted in the thread was absolutely amazing and I think you guys need to incorporate that into your website or advertising. T,hey say a picture is worth a thousand words and that one definitely is. I showed that pic to a buddy of mine who races a bullet mustang that runs 11's and has been racing for 2 years and he was speechless.
He did have one question? Will you be able to sidestep the clutch at 4800 Rpms? Which I did not know the answer to...he launches his car that way and he has a straight axle car and pulls 1.52 60 foots so...I told him I would ask you guys.
Thanks again and you guys have been absolutely great....I look forward to running your products and bragging about them to everyone.
As you know the axles are about the best you will find anywhere,the answer to your question is yes you can but remember this, there are other parts in your drive train that may not be up to the task (the axles will be) so keep in mind that there are certain ways to launch a 6 speed car that will ensure you will not continue to break parts. its my opinion some drivers should have a on/off switch for the gas and clutch pedals and these are the guys that break Axles-driveshafts-transmissions and hurt clutches and break rears. If you have a friend or some one you can talk to about launching i would take the time to listen to them. I remember talking to one of our Pro-Front Wheel drive guys from Canada a few years ago at PRI and he was telling me he was still running our 600hp axles (the car was at 1150Whp and ran 8.80's at the time) i asked him how he was doing this with out breakage and he replied (in his Canadian/French accent) Frank-My clutch foot is like a tool in my tool box, i know just how much gas and release of the clutch pedal is needed to get the car moving. As i said yes the axles will handle it but the rest of the drive train may be suspect to damage so if your new at this take your time to figure out the way to launch it as it will be easier than changing the entire drive train, you buddies car is quite a bit lighter.
Here is some other usefull info, a drag radial will increase the shock factor on the drive train allot. A normal figure for shock is rated a 2.3 times the torque in 1st (so a 400lb motor will produce 920lbs shock torque) with a drag radial getting good traction on a prepared track will produce a shock factor of 4.0 (the same 400lbs will then be 1600lbs) a true slick will be more to the 2.3 factor as the side wall will torsionally twist taking some of the shock from the drive train. i know i went a little long on this simple question but sometimes the question of "how come i break so many parts" is never answered correctly.
p.s. you are welcome to post this if you want....
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Once agina you are chalked full of information. I can not begin to tell you how much you have helped. Ran 12.13 today with a 1.8 60' on my stock axles. I can't wait to get your axles in my car. You have also inswtilled me with a ton of confiendence about your product and once I have your axles in my car I have no doubts that my times will improve, just due to the confidence I will have in slipping the clutch a bit faster than I am now. I have now had several 1.8 60's which was something I could not accomplish last season with a manual transmission challenger. I am knocking on the door to 11's and looking forward to getting their using your products. I also beleive that I will doing the forod 9'" upgrade in another month or so.
Your knowledge about how axles work, the type of abuse they can take and all othr information surrounding the drive train is unsurpased by anyone else I have met. It is quite clear when speaking with you that alot of time and money has gone into R & D and is producing a superior product. Once I get my axles in the car, I will come back here and post an update for you guys.
Glad i was of some help