I have no problem at all with anyone from this site wanting to drive my car. You can come drive it as hard as you want.. I have an idea..what if we get a few members that puts 40 bucks or so into a pot and get someone that is " trustworthy & highly respected " from this site and fly him to SLC airport? I will gladly meet him there and go for a 2 hour road trip, then take him back to the air port and send him on his way.
You can video the trip, the car, burn outs, whatever you want to do. I will contribute $100.00 towards the plane ticket myself, I am not sure how expensive tickets are now days but I assume it wont be that bad if you fly southwest or another similar carrier.. I understand trust is earned, not given.. So I will do my part to put some cash towards a plane ticket to help ease you guys.. I will be honest, I would be just as skeptical as all of you if I were in your shoes. So I can't blame you one bit for being skeptical. All I can do is my part to help reassure you all and be upfront and honest with all of you. I am not here to screw anyone over, that is not how I do business.. If I wasn't confident in these axles I would not sell them through my business and put my reputation on the line and I sure as hell wouldn't let anyone from here come drive my car. So if you guys want to work something out like this I have no problem with it. I have nothing to hide.
Is it recommended to use the KARS with the shafts or are the shafts alone enough?
I don't have anything on my car except the Pinion support brace and the GM bushings. I didn't see any wheel hop improvement with the bushings except better handling.. I feel very confident you could stick a pair of these axles in a stock CTS V and it will cure the wheel hop. KARS is not necessary.
Mods... I still can't PM.. can you help me turn it on please? I have a couple PM's from people asking questions and I have no way to reply to them. Thank you.
I had an Admin check on your PMs, and they said they should be working.
I nominate Voodoo. He has been making the KARS kits, and knows what to look for. I'm sure there are others...this is just who I have seen results out of as well. I'll pitch $10 no problem, and $20 for Voodoo simply because of my confidence in him as well as his burning desire to rid the wheelhop :)
It's gonna take me a while to save up the bucks, but this sounds very interesting.
Not to be a doubting Thomas here, but I have to ask if it is a good assumption that we're seeing a worst-case senario with a V on a dragstrip doing a burnout, it being super sticky and all? I mean, wheelhop would seem to be dependent upon a variety of factors including tire type/size, tread depth, road surface type, coefficient of friction, temperature, etc. I've gotten wheelhop with very light throttle at slow speed on slippery surfaces (snow, wet/rain) ... is this a "fix" regardless of these other variables? If it works on the stickiest of conditions, is that the acid test?
Give me a reason to remain optimistic (which I am, btw :bouncy:).
Thanks for being understanding. I appreciate you not taking this personally.
fwiw, I have a few bullet cameras, hd camera and a few solid state drives. If I wasn't sick as a dog right now, I would be looking at SW tickets to come check out your setup.
Do we have ANY members within your state? Are you in Salt Lake city?
tweeter81 is in wyoming... not sure how far...
Is anybody else a lot closer? What does everybody think?
I am 30 min north of SLC..
that we're seeing a worst-case senario with a V on a dragstrip doing a burnout, it being super sticky and all? I mean, wheelhop would seem to be dependent upon a variety of factors including tire type/size, tread depth, road surface type, coefficient of friction, temperature, etc. I've gotten wheelhop with very light throttle at slow speed on slippery surfaces (snow, wet/rain) ... is this a "fix" regardless of these other variables? If it works on the stickiest of conditions, is that the acid test?
Yes, the track is a lot more sticky than the road. It is a lot harder for me to do a burn out at the track because of how sticky it is. If you listen to my video closely when I went against the Neon you will see my car is slowly just spinning the tires until the engine revs up.. Even with them slowly spinning and chirping the tires still didn't hop.. In the vid with the neon I tried way low pressures in my tires. It was like 20 psi which made it even harder to burn out on the VHT surface which is why it takes awhile for my car to start spinning and rev up. In the vid against the Honda I had my pressure way high and it spun and revved up 10000x faster as you will see..
I was just trying tons of different pressures, launches, etc to try and get it to hop.. I have driven my car in the rain and it just spins instantly.. No hop. Same with driving on the street, it will spin before it hops but I can get out of the hole 10x faster with these axles over stock ones if you use the clutch right as you can see with the GTO vid.. even if it spins a little you can launch way easier and faster without it hopping or blowing up a rear end..
The tires on my car are nitto 555s.. Not the drag radials ( 555r ) .. Which is a high performance summer tire. All I can say is my car hopped REALLY bad before and it doesn't now. In any type of driving condition. Tweeter, I am sure the plane ticket is not very expensive since you are so close. How about you guys start looking up plane ticket costs from your location and we will see who is the cheapest. I am not wanting anyone on here to gamble 1500 bucks and make a stupid decision.. I want you to feel confident that your 1500 will fix the problem. As I said, I don't care what member comes.. You guys can decide on that. But since we have so many people interested I think it's best that we find someone that can come quickly and give a report to everyone in the club. That way we can get the order process started soon so everyone can start enjoying their V this summer.
Let me know..
Just let me know when we can start getting these ordered...
I'll be passing through SLC in the beginning of July :rolleyes: