Wednesday, January 21, 2015

R160 + 400 ft*lbs = Complete Failure

Ever wonder why we swapped out the whole drive train in Domino?  The stock RS 5-speed drive line was mechanically working just fine.  The reason is because we are targeting 400 hp and 400 ft*lbs at the wheels.  The STI 6-speed + R180, and the 5x114 axles we are using can reliably run that kind of power without drama.  5-speeds cannot.

One of our other cars has been running with a stock 5-speed drive line with 460 hp and  400 ft*lbs at the crank.  Note: it was tuned *down* to 400 ft*lbs to improve the longevity of the drive line.

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