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BliTzer
09-07-05, 11:59 AM
http://www.drivetrainspecialists.com/


i hope it works out... check out the site.. i have 6 more im talking with atm..

Also, Moore... i will update you on the other info we discusssed and the custom size fittings if i do a 9 inch changeover.. if i go that far.. i might go with 4.11 richmonds.. maybe..


later blitzer

BliTzer
09-07-05, 12:03 PM
i would love to get this to work.. im trying it first. if not then 9 inch i recon..



http://www.drivetrainspecialists.com/categories/c5-vette/images/C5VETTE.JPG

CTSV05
09-07-05, 12:08 PM
The problem with the 'Vette diff, is it bolts directly to the trans.

BliTzer
09-07-05, 12:22 PM
we have cf shaft that has been shorted to fit.. one end has a titanium flANGE the other end come off a wrecked vette c5 the mount right on the tranny... so we will try that first.. if all fails then plan b..



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nah we will try a whole 9inch ford..just mig all the fittings in the same place, try as close as we can to match it.. now this is thee used V not mine.. if it works.. then we will drop it, put it on mine, put mine on the use one, and sale her to get money back.. cheap.. nothing will be tore up.. it will just go back to stock.

Drift-caddy
09-07-05, 12:43 PM
i am glad to see you working on this. We would love to help and have already done 1, but the car is now in UAE, and will never hear back from them. Anyways it can be done, but all the fab time does take work and time. if you want it done right expect to wait for it. if you need any help

please let me know

Dreamin
09-07-05, 02:35 PM
Wow... the UAE? An "unlimited funds" customer??

CaddyGeek
09-07-05, 03:09 PM
oil that is... black gold... texas tea

2005V
11-30-05, 11:46 AM
:::BUMP:::
Any development's here Blitz?

Flyboy
11-30-05, 12:18 PM
Geez.....they're right in my "backyard" in Warren, Michigan.....I'm gonna' go see them in the next day or two.....

Thanks,

Blitzer!!!!!

lawfive
11-30-05, 01:12 PM
Blitz has been off the air for a while...

Joey'sVee
11-30-05, 02:56 PM
Maybe someone could call them to see if they ever did anything.

Flyboy
11-30-05, 05:38 PM
I'll drive there tomorrow (the 1st of December) and post the results of the meeting.....later in the day.

VELOSE
11-30-05, 05:50 PM
I'll drive there tomorrow (the 1st of December) and post the results of the meeting.....later in the day.

Tell us "WASSUP" when you get back.:D

Flyboy
12-01-05, 03:54 PM
Okay.....just got back from DTS in Warren, Michigan. Talked with one of their techs for about 30 minutes. Other than "cryogenics", there's not much he can recommend for us at this time. Big problem is that no matter who comes up with a "fix" or an improvement, how many ACTUAL "takers" will there be? In other words, since there are so few "V's" out there, a company may never recover the R and D involved with such a project. In any event, I told him, I still have my old diff and would he like to take it apart and analyze it? He said absolutely, so I'm taking it back to him today. I'll post the results of his teardown when complete. Sorry I don't have better news. He did say that some of the Corvette guys are doing that cryogenic stuff and having pretty good luck making the diffs last longer....Stay tuned for more

keeksv
12-01-05, 04:28 PM
The Moore/ Drift-Caddy car had/has a cryo-treated rear, and the BMR pinion brace...and that's it from what I recall. We all saw what that thing could do without the rear detonating.

Ask Damian about it...

lasstss
12-01-05, 06:28 PM
Okay.....just got back from DTS in Warren, Michigan. Talked with one of their techs for about 30 minutes. Other than "cryogenics", there's not much he can recommend for us at this time. Big problem is that no matter who comes up with a "fix" or an improvement, how many ACTUAL "takers" will there be? In other words, since there are so few "V's" out there, a company may never recover the R and D involved with such a project. In any event, I told him, I still have my old diff and would he like to take it apart and analyze it? He said absolutely, so I'm taking it back to him today. I'll post the results of his teardown when complete. Sorry I don't have better news. He did say that some of the Corvette guys are doing that cryogenic stuff and having pretty good luck making the diffs last longer....Stay tuned for more

Unfortunately, they can cryo and heat treat till the cows come home. The drivers side cover/bearing/shaft mount is still less than 1/8" thick. Its just too thin to prevent movement. Good luck.

trukk
12-02-05, 12:48 PM
Unfortunately, they can cryo and heat treat till the cows come home. The drivers side cover/bearing/shaft mount is still less than 1/8" thick. Its just too thin to prevent movement. Good luck.


Marty, is this still the case with the new '06 part?

Would it be worth it to cryo treat an '06?

-Chris

Flyboy
12-02-05, 01:47 PM
Chris,

Good question....I'm wondering the same thing?????

Marty will probably have an answer to this.....

MSMITH
12-02-05, 02:38 PM
I'll have to keep you guys posted on mine also, gonna be a custom 12 bolt rear. Lots of other stuff has to be done first, have a 402 going in, FAST intake, D-1SC Procharger, then the car has to go to Houston for the rear. I'll update as often as I can.

Mike

lasstss
12-02-05, 02:45 PM
Chris,

Good question....I'm wondering the same thing?????

Marty will probably have an answer to this.....

Well, its the same BUT all of the ribbing on the case was made thicker or was extended, including the cover. I doubt they actually changed its physical thickness.

The Aussies are not dead yet. My contact is on vacation so Im waiting. Unlike us Americans, it seems the foreigners have unlimited 'holidays'.....:crying:

I have it from a reliable source that the 06 half shafts are beefier!:thumbsup:

Flyboy
12-02-05, 03:12 PM
Marty....

Thanks for chiming in here. I like what Mike Smith is thinking about also. My guess that sometime during '06, someone will have a fairly strong "permanent" (if I may use that word) fix for the diff problem.

C Ya'

Jimmy

lawfive
12-02-05, 04:22 PM
I'll have to keep you guys posted on mine also, gonna be a custom 12 bolt rear. Lots of other stuff has to be done first, have a 402 going in, FAST intake, D-1SC Procharger, then the car has to go to Houston for the rear. I'll update as often as I can.

Mike
05 Platinum V, Maggie, 2.8 pulley, Billy Boat headers & exhaust w/x-pipe, More CAI, AFR 225cc Heads, 224/227-.563/.569 114 LSA cam, BMR anti-wheelhop kit, SPEC Stage 3 Clutch, Custom Tune, B&M Ripper Shifter, 500rwhp/440rwtq


Wow! Question: I've got a Maggie 2.8 & no headers. I'm making 482 RWHP/452 RWTQ. I've been thinking about what to do when I break warranty, and it's been looking like cam/heads/headers (and maybe dry nitrous :p ). But I see that your numbers with cam/heads/headers aren't substantially better than mine (I'm not trying to start anything here...), and I'm wondering whether all that expense would show up as power gains for me.

My understanding (limited at best) is that on our car less restrictive heads need less restrictive exhaust headers for any benefit, and that Maggie users will have to reduce their pulley size yet again to get the boost back up (I'm surely no expert on what's going to happen if you add significant volume to the combustion chamber...). Have you done that? In other words, are your numbers maybe not as good as they could be 'cause maybe the Maggie is only making 3+ pounds or so?

Or is this as good as it gets with this combination on the top end of the engine, so I can just save my money?

CTSV05
12-02-05, 09:03 PM
Well, the drifting rear is not hooking either, don't forget.

But, having been intimate with both, I would say that a cryo treatment of the '06 diff would be good money spent, and yes its visibly thicker everywhere on the case.

MSMITH
12-07-05, 04:00 PM
Blitz how much $ are they talking about for the one you're looking at doing? Mine's gonna be a 12 bolt w/independent suspension but gonna cost a shitload. Just wondering...


Mike

obzidian
12-07-05, 06:03 PM
hey, when i first read a 12 bolt i tought of a typical 12 that goes in a z28.

But, yours a independent unit? VERY, VERY intersting....any more info or where i can see for myself.

thanks!!

MSMITH
12-07-05, 06:05 PM
Gonna be a one off, Brian "Madman" Jeffery, www.madmanandcoracing.com (http://www.madmanandcoracing.com).

Mike

obzidian
12-07-05, 06:13 PM
wow, that rx-7 is so badass!!!! Took the swap idea righ of my head..though its not the first i have seen!!!

good luck on that setup, if you wish, here is my email if you want to rely and pricing info? arg_z28@yahoo.com

MSMITH
12-07-05, 06:17 PM
Not even sure exactly how much atm, just know it's going to be high as hell. Right now the engine is still being built then the Procharger has to go on. Car likely won't go to Houston for the rear until late next month.

Mike

On a side note, we have 2 '06 V's on the lot atm, one Infrared, one Black.

obzidian
12-07-05, 06:34 PM
hmmm...

how about a diff switch-a-ru?

smoothmarine187
07-23-09, 09:01 AM
Marty....

Thanks for chiming in here. I like what Mike Smith is thinking about also. My guess that sometime during '06, someone will have a fairly strong "permanent" (if I may use that word) fix for the diff problem.

C Ya'

Jimmy

I was searching the forum to see if anyone had ever tried cryo treating a diff and this post made me laugh.

The Tony Show
07-23-09, 11:10 AM
Holy thread resurrection Batman. This sure took me back to the old days- look at all those names of the great V owners of yesteryear.......

trukk
07-23-09, 03:26 PM
LOL, ya, there are only a few of us still posting that were in this thread :D

-Chris

lonestranger
07-23-09, 04:05 PM
Holy thread resurrection Batman. This sure took me back to the old days- look at all those names of the great V owners of yesteryear.......

What ever happened to the thread relative to using the 09 Diff etc.? Any updates on parts availability etc. Still appears to be best total fix, as opposed to all the band-aids, don't ya know??:bouncy:I would still be in on such a project!

lonestranger
07-23-09, 04:09 PM
The problem with the 'Vette diff, is it bolts directly to the trans.

So use the whole c5/c6 package. It would also improve the weight distribution!!:thumbsup:

BliTzer
08-28-09, 04:10 PM
Yeah, i miss those old guys.. lol Just saying hi peeps!

later blitzer! ;)

The Tony Show
08-28-09, 04:46 PM
Holy crap! :eek:

ahahnu
08-28-09, 06:03 PM
Definately a name from the past.

The Tony Show
08-28-09, 06:53 PM
Definitely, too. :D

JimmyH
08-29-09, 02:17 AM
Before my time. How things have changed eh?

thebigjimsho
08-29-09, 12:14 PM
Holy thread resurrection Batman. This sure took me back to the old days- look at all those names of the great V owners of yesteryear.......
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