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    Re: Gforce Engineering half shafts

    A parts car.. hmm. now your talking.
    Here is my shopping list.

    Transmission slip yoke or what ever the CTS-v uses that comes off the transmission output shaft.
    If I am going to make driveshafts, they will not have any adapters what so ever. It'll be a slip yoke on the front and a billet pinion yoke on the back.

    OEM driveshaft

    Diff pinion yoke

    Diff pinion gear for billet yoke fit check

    Half shaft assembly L&R side including the inner and outer stubs

    I could either buy these parts or borrow them and return them once I get all the data I need.

    I usually end up buying a complete rear cradle assy with everything from a salvage yard.

    Thanks
    Chris

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    Re: Gforce Engineering half shafts

    Quote Originally Posted by CTSV_510 View Post

    Gimme something that will withstand 600-700 hp at a reasonable price.
    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch View Post
    Good point
    Quote Originally Posted by AG'S-V View Post
    This
    Good God...what motor(s) are you guys planning on running? Are you talking crank or wheel HP?

    Holy smokes...I would have been happy with a diff that would handle 500 rwhp, to say nothing about 600 or more.

    Also, I'd start raising an eyebrow at the transmission at those power levels, for they far exceed the rated specs.

    All I can say is, I want a ride in your cars...

    Quote Originally Posted by dannboss View Post
    Typically the differential due to the wheel hop or torque on the rear end. I haven't heard of CVs or axles breaking though. That is why we are so interested in the half shafts to eliminate the wheel hop, thus saving other parts.
    , save for breaking CV/axles.

    Quote Originally Posted by darkman View Post
    Before everyone gets carried away with the "single-half-shaft-theory" please remember that the stock half shafts in the 2004 and 2005 models were considered marginal at best for a stock V by GM's engineers. Many of them broke and led to the larger half shafts found in the 2006 and 2007 models.

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    Re: Gforce Engineering half shafts

    I might even buy one for testing.
    I'm sure you could, they are getting cheap enough : (

    As far as what breaks and what doesn't a lot of the early users here had lots of variations. Almost different per person (if I remember correctly) I'm sure alot of them are spelled out on previous pages from a few years ago.

    Alot of people replaced the rear for whine (guilty here). And now it whines still. Does the axels cure this problem as well?

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    Re: Gforce Engineering half shafts

    Glad to see you on the forum GForce. I hope you can help bring some cost effective solutions to us.

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    Re: Gforce Engineering half shafts

    The axles wont do anything for the diff whining.

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    Re: Gforce Engineering half shafts

    ATTN G-FORCE:

    I'm not sure if you're aware that in 06 they upgraded the rear diff
    and half shafts. So you may want to buy a cradle from the 06-07,
    as this is the factory replacement rear for all the faulty 04-05's.

    The 04-05 rears were stock 6cyl rears with a gear set, (3:73's)
    and the 06-07 where updated, due to many failures for those first two
    production years.

    I hope this helps in your quest to bring us closer to an economicly
    sound option for our "wheel-hop" issues.

    Thanks for thinking of us, and good luck in your future endeavourse!!!

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    Re: Gforce Engineering half shafts

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna. View Post
    Good God...what motor(s) are you guys planning on running? Are you talking crank or wheel HP?

    Holy smokes...I would have been happy with a diff that would handle 500 rwhp, to say nothing about 600 or more.

    Also, I'd start raising an eyebrow at the transmission at those power levels, for they far exceed the rated specs.

    All I can say is, I want a ride in your cars...
    We gotta leave some room to grow, right?

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    Re: Gforce Engineering half shafts

    Would be very interested in low cost half-shafts to get rid of the hop!!!

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    Re: Gforce Engineering half shafts

    Quote Originally Posted by StewV View Post
    ATTN G-FORCE:

    I'm not sure if you're aware that in 06 they upgraded the rear diff
    and half shafts. So you may want to buy a cradle from the 06-07,
    as this is the factory replacement rear for all the faulty 04-05's.

    The 04-05 rears were stock 6cyl rears with a gear set, (3:73's)
    and the 06-07 where updated, due to many failures for those first two
    production years.

    I hope this helps in your quest to bring us closer to an economicly
    sound option for our "wheel-hop" issues.

    Thanks for thinking of us, and good luck in your future endeavourse!!!

    Thank you for the good info!

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    Re: Gforce Engineering half shafts

    The parts are interchangeable so any year should work if all you want is fitment. The diff is technically the same with an updated case. All the mounts and internals remained the same. Same with the axles. They just got bigger but thats it.

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    Re: Gforce Engineering half shafts

    I believe there is some pent up demand for affordable solution.....

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    Re: Gforce Engineering half shafts

    Quote Originally Posted by GFORCE1320 View Post
    A parts car.. hmm. now your talking.
    Here is my shopping list.
    Let me know and we could probably work something out.

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    Re: Gforce Engineering half shafts

    Quote Originally Posted by jpoole View Post
    I believe there is some pent up demand for affordable solution.....
    Hendrix Engineering only put a very small dent in the demand. At a different price point, the flood gates would open wide.
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    Re: Gforce Engineering half shafts

    Quote Originally Posted by GFORCE1320 View Post
    A parts car.. hmm. now your talking.
    Here is my shopping list.

    Transmission slip yoke or what ever the CTS-v uses that comes off the transmission output shaft.
    If I am going to make driveshafts, they will not have any adapters what so ever. It'll be a slip yoke on the front and a billet pinion yoke on the back.

    OEM driveshaft

    Diff pinion yoke

    Diff pinion gear for billet yoke fit check

    Half shaft assembly L&R side including the inner and outer stubs

    I could either buy these parts or borrow them and return them once I get all the data I need.

    I usually end up buying a complete rear cradle assy with everything from a salvage yard.

    Thanks
    Chris
    In addition to the driveshaft I do also have a complete rear cradle... shocks, springs, diff, hubs, trailing arms.....everything. I think we should talk

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