Any more DS issues?

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  1. Aaron Vogel

    Aaron Vogel Silver Member

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    I was checking around, reading about the couple that broke in Texas, which i think he admitted to running NOS correct? Either way, has anyone else been running the Nittos doing 1/4 passes and having any issues with the driveshaft not holding up? I am heading to MATS next weekend, going against my buddy with a GT500. I wasn't going to run DR's, but now he decided he is so i am thinking about it to.
     
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    Please tell me you own an 8spd? I wouldn't put a 6spd up against 2013 or newer GT500. Just my 2 cents.

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  3. Aaron Vogel

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    I do, i have he A8, his GT500 isn't stock either, he is about 702hp to the wheels, just can't hook up. He consistently traps over 130mph, but he struggles to get into the 10's. We were going to both go on street tires, but he said he is taking his DR's, so thats why i am looking at the Nittos and asking about anyone else have DS issues.
     
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    Only heard of the one breaking that I have seen so far....that being said the forum is getting rather large and I do have a job so not enough time to read all posts I would like but out of 3000 cars built to date if only one failure I think ur good man! ;)
     
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    Johnny Hellcat has no issues and a lot of runs with Nitto's so put em on!
     
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  6. Aaron Vogel

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    Thats what i was thinking to haha, and i think the failure wasn't a normal failure. Maybe i will order them today.
     
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    Just one guy, twice, and he was juiced (don't know if he sprayed from low gears, how much, etc. Could have been a flaw from factory, and the added power and traction sunk it.

    If he is trapping 130's, he is definitely making more power than you as cats trap 124-127 pretty consistently. The DR's will help solidify low 11's high 10's from what I've seen/heard.

    This will not be an easy race unless he is running a 12.0 at 133 lol...
     
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    to me the 900 bucks is not worth the risk of having one break, I had one come threw the floor with a loop 3 years ago broke center console hurt my arm (NEVER AGAIN)
     
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    That would do it for me! you were lucky :)
     
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    very much so that was on the street. car will hook in a car wash
     
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    You are going to be out gunned if you agree to race him WITHOUT putting drag radials on your Hellcat. Even the stock tires on a GT500 look wider than the 275's on the cats.
     
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    LOL, your trap speed out of the tunnel car wash is what? 128MPH ;). That really made me laugh.
     
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    Lets hear the results, I can't wait to run my GT500 vs the Hellcat. My upgrades are about 800 at the crank( GT) I think the Hellcat will toast it. Both will have street tires and 6M.
     
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    run Drag radials leave at 1500 rpms and put it on him I run 10.90s like that sup in street trans in track let it shift its self tires at 19 lbs hot
     
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    The GT just can't get the power down, and its a manual. He's good, has a lot of passes, so it will be interesting
     

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