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: How fast can a fwd go before you start breaking stuff

05-01-2001, 01:44 PM
I am going to race my car on the 12th of may. I have a hrc super 20g turbo, fuel system upgrade, act 2600, blah blah blah. I was wondering, how fast have your fwd turbo gone before shit started breaking? Any 12s on stock motor and tranny with basic bold on go fast goodies? How much boost?

05-01-2001, 02:05 PM
12.30@118 with many 120+ runs, only thing I've broken is one driverside axle. Stock lowerend, stock tranny.

05-01-2001, 07:02 PM
This was with slick, right? 0-60 times?

05-01-2001, 07:55 PM
FWD arent as bad as AWD as far as breaking parts goes. If the FWD is making a load of power it will begin to spin if you dump the clutch but the AWD will just give up and break something if you're not careful. as long as you dont get wheel hop you should be safe into the low 12's maybe 11's the only thing to worry about on FWD's are the axles. Just my 2 cents

05-01-2001, 08:20 PM
No my times are on street tires with 1.9-2.0 60's being really good for me right now.

Axles and differentials are about all you're exposing your driveline to when you race. The powertrain is a different story, obviously if you tune stupidly, you can screw up a lot of things. Like I said, I've broken 1 axle, others arent as fortunate; I've heard of diffs needing to be replaced from excessive wheelhop.

When taken as a whole... we have nothing to fear compared to the AWD guys.

05-02-2001, 12:18 AM
FWD with any descent power eats the diff
I know awds eat center diff but thats mostly launching i have seen fwds diffs explode going from a roll

05-12-2001, 02:11 PM
I blew my diff with a 14.2 run. It doesnt take too much.

05-17-2001, 10:20 AM
My buddy has already went through two trannies in his FWD (99 GS-T). He is running 109ish. In both he broke his diff. Fwd's are VERY suceptable to driveline damage. Whenever you have considerable amounts of power, shit breaks ;-)

05-19-2001, 05:41 PM
Originally posted by 95TalonTsi
I blew my diff with a 14.2 run. It doesnt take too much.

Me too, 14.2 @ 98. I didn't know it until i turned off the track back into the pit areas.

05-20-2001, 11:21 PM
You can ALWAYS break something with anything. Depends on how you drive it :)