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Old 03-18-2018, 01:15 AM
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Know that now. Stockers held up fine so I figured I would give these a try. People say the Napa axles are bigger diameter and much better. I think I will give those a try. For today I have the exact same brand of axle that broke installed because it is all I could find here yesterday. Just hoping it lasts through the day
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i know the napa axle for the ss/sc is bigger, its essentially what the zzp and ottp axles are. however i cant say ive seen anything on the 2.2/2.4 parts store axles being larger.
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When they come in I will measure and report back here. Second set of axles held up for the day of competition today. Was a pretty good day. Transmission still kind of finicky about shifting into second gear. Hopefully I didn't screw up a synchronyser or something.
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I can't understand how NAPA even offers Cobalt axels as many as they have to replace. They have to be losing their ass.
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I've run NAPA axles on the racecar for years. Never had a problem other than self inflicted. Had a ZZP one come apart on us last season, and they warrentied it, but its my "spare" going back to NAPA from now on.
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I've run NAPA axles on the racecar for years. Never had a problem other than self inflicted. Had a ZZP one come apart on us last season, and they warrentied it, but its my "spare" going back to NAPA from now on.
Good to know thanks a lot man
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I use cavalier axles. The shafts and joints are much beefier than the delta ones. Although the lengths arent technically correct, I have had much less axle issues since switching.
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Are they shorter or what?
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I have mentioned this elsewhere but wanted to update in my build thread to keep timeline for the car. Supercharger pulley bolts decided to shear off and ruin the hub in the process.

I haven't been having much luck pulling the old hub off as it just bends or breaks any of the pullers I have tried so far. I think I am just going to rebuild the whole snout assembly and try more aggressive means of removing the hub with the shaft out of the snout. My supercharger rotor coating is also not in the best shape.


As I missed out on half of the autocross season last year because I was rebuilding my engine I didn't want to see another season pass by without being able to participate. Because I have terrible luck with used parts, people seem to sell me **** 1,000 miles from falling apart, I decided to go new this time.


I also swapped out my Autozone/CarQuest axles for Napa axles as they have a reputation for holding up much better. Though I did break a brand new Autozone/Carquest axle they did actually warranty it for me and I got a full refund even though they know what is done to my car. So I can't dog on them at all really just not the strongest axles.



With the new blower and Napa axles I was able to complete a 2 day autocross even with a 50 second course with 6 runs each day. I even had to drive it home after the event because something went wrong with the torque converter on my pulling vehicle as it was ticking loudly when moving from a stop and leaking a significant amount of trans fluid from the bottom of the torque converter housing. I didn't want to test my luck (only luck I have mechanically is bad) so I followed my truck home instead of hauling it.




I need to work on getting closer to the cones. There is a significant amount of time that could be made up in the slaloms if I could tighten it up.
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Dude that thing Rips, nice video.
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Hey thanks slowbalt. It definitely has enough power for autocross IMO. If you noticed on this course there was only a few brief moments I could even go WOT. I love my TVS for autocross and even though it makes less power I think my LSJ throttle body does a good job of modulating the power smoothly anywhere from idle to WOT.
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Ive seen better blades on a lawnmower


Also, I am so bad with cones it's not even funny. Even following your video, I would have no idea where to go.
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Ive seen better blades on a lawnmower


Also, I am so bad with cones it's not even funny. Even following your video, I would have no idea where to go.

Pointer cones are the ones to look for. The ones lying down on the ground pointing towards an upright cone, you have to go on the side they are pointing towards or DNF. Slaloms are the single cones and you have to alternate sides every other one and they generally start with a pointer cone but if they don't you can start on which ever side you want. Many times they will lay down a chalk line between groups of cones to make it a little more clear. But honestly that's the big challenge is seeing a group of cones and deciding what the route is and what a good line would be. You ever autocross yours?
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Nope. Don't really have any interest in that. Plus, I would just plow cones because I am incapable of deciphering the layout. Even growing up with video came cone courses and whatnot, I couldn't do it.
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first time i autocrossed i thought the same thing. the key it get out there real early when they are setting up the track and walk it a couple times, go for a ride with someone, its not really that hard to figure the coarse out.
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first time i autocrossed i thought the same thing. the key it get out there real early when they are setting up the track and walk it a couple times, go for a ride with someone, its not really that hard to figure the coarse out.

Yeah definitely walk the course. I wouldn't even want to try without doing that. I typically walk it 3 or 4 times.
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Ran good for me today autocrossing in 95 degree day today with high humidity. #NoBuild, #GarageQueen






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what did you block the scip hole with? looks like a press in style plug like the ends of the galleys have
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what did you block the scip hole with? looks like a press in style plug like the ends of the galleys have

Is that the hole in the supercharger for a pressure sensor? It is a press in style expansion/freeze plug.
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that's what I figured. thanks
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I gobbed a bit of high temp sealant on it prior to installation as well just to make sure it was air tight.
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I just have an scip sensor plugging it lol. I would tap it for a plug, but I don't want to ruin the case, even though i would probably never sell it.
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