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Is anyone here using slicks, drag radials, or any other sticky tire for drag racing.

I was wondering how you guys think the stock rear end and clutch is going to hold up to high rpm launches on good rubber.

Someone once mentioned that the halfshafts may be the weak link. I still think the clutch would probably go first.

Now that many of us are modifying our cars to make more power, I'd like to know what we might break first!


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The driveshafts on all 2001 vettes are supposed to be stronger than previous models , so its my guess that the clutch will go first.

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But what the hell, I will be ordering a set of drag radials comr this spring, I'm gonna need them because my nitrous system goes on this spring.

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Dave Zehak
2001 Black ZO6
Best 1/4(so far) 12.5 at 112
"Mods"
B&M Ripper Shifter
RM racing Nitrous(not installed yet)
"Previous Vettes
1985 white Corvette coupe(auto)
1998 Silver Corvette coupe (M-6)
2000 NBM Corvette Coupe (M-6)

[This message has been edited by DaveZehak (edited 01-24-2001).]
 

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Good traction in my opinion might be easer on the clutch.You should be able to engage the clutch faster and still get a good launch.But every thing usualy hase a cost,it's my guess if you can hook hard enough the U joint will probably be first to go followed by a twisted and then snaped spindle. Ric

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Dave-You're right about that! 75hp shot on the street is enough for shredding tires through 2nd. I tried spraying 150hp at the strip, but I just couldn't put that much power down.

I think drag tires and a progressive controller are the way to go. I'd rather not change out my stock clutch because I like the easy effort for daily driving.

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Anyone know why Chevy would go so far as to construct a Titanium exhaust and not do the same for the drive shaft and clutch components? I've been told that Ti is a difficult metal to actually work with but hell, they're making golf clubs computers, and exhaust systems out of it now!

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