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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 8th, 01, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Am am just curious if axles ever snap under street car power. I mean, with street tires and a rough 400 HP, need one worry about axles on a 3rd gen f body?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 8th, 01, 04:34 PM
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The differential gears usually break first, however GM did see fit to upgrade the 26 spline axles in the 3rd gen Camaros to 28 spline in '90. I doubt one of the 28 spline axles would ever break in the 7.5 rear end unless it had a spool in it.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 8th, 01, 05:25 PM
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I've replaced 2 axles in my 91 RS. My motor is a 383 with about 450 hp. Your best bet is what I did and buy aftermarket axles because it will save alot of money in the long run and a new axle from your local GM dealer is roughly 300 to 380 bucks depending on if they like you or not. just my 2 cents
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 8th, 01, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Dost thou think I would be wise to wait until an axle busts (if it happens at all), just in case they hold up, or should I put some budget aside for axles too? All this help is appreciated, as I would hate to come up to a Rustang and look like a fool when I blow something up, lol. I am the type to do it right the first time or not at all, so to speak, so I would like to hit the road with my shidt in a nice little ball . Thanks in advance, and for the info!

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 9th, 01, 05:37 AM
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Also with strret tires I would not worry about the axles. I broke both of mine with slicks.
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