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    C6 vs DragStrip...

    Last wed my friends and I went to Cecil County, MD to see how there cars would do on the track. Ended up being a fairly crappy night, cars where breaking down left and right on the track causing 30 minute delays. They finally got one car all cleaned up and out of the way when a new red c6 pulls up to the staging lanes, doesnt burn out just proceeds to the tree.

    I would say he gave it a small rev, dropped the clutch and bye bye tranny. It was the saddest thing I have had to watch in awhile. We poured a little miller lite on the grass for our fallen hommie and his c6!
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    Quote Originally Posted by xaton
    Last wed my friends and I went to Cecil County, MD to see how there cars would do on the track. Ended up being a fairly crappy night, cars where breaking down left and right on the track causing 30 minute delays. They finally got one car all cleaned up and out of the way when a new red c6 pulls up to the staging lanes, doesnt burn out just proceeds to the tree.

    I would say he gave it a small rev, dropped the clutch and bye bye tranny. It was the saddest thing I have had to watch in awhile. We poured a little miller lite on the grass for our fallen hommie and his c6!
    I dont get it... why'd his tranny blow so easily??
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    basically no one had any idea. he just gave it a little rev and dropped the clutch it looked like, there was a loud bang the car rolled forward for about 100ft then there was just tranny fluid all over the ground and little pieces of tranny all over the track.

    anyone heard of the c6's having weak trannys?
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    Sounds like me on Friday. i sanpped a half shaft because I didn't warm up the tires enough. Thrack was cold, which led to poor traction and too many cars breaking. Even my buddy broke a shaft in his STi.

    Are you sure it was his tranny? Since it sounds like exactly what I did, minus the fluid leaking ontop the track. He may have shreaded his rear end. The T-56 is a very stout tranny. I wheel hopped hard and the BANG! it broke and I limped to the side of the track. Lucky I didn't spit out any guts anywhere.
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    my friend has a 5.0 too, they are slow, the only way to decently make them fast is to drop a v8 explorer engine in them.

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    The C6 tranny shouldn't be any weaker than C5. I've launched from various rpms from 2,500 - 4,500. I've made over two hundred passes with my Z06 and never had any problems with tranny or rear end, so my guess is one of those rare breakage, an anomally if you will.

    BTW, typically rear end breaks way before tranny.

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    C6 tranny can definately handle being launched (especially if he's running the stock tires). Something wierd must have been going on.

    I've heard of several bone stock WRX's blowing up their tranny's at the track. While my 02 WRX's tranny (Stage 4) handled 100's of launches perfectly fine.


    I guess some people just have bad luck.

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    It was his rear end...

    I'm sure he will get a kick out of this thread, so I'll email it to him after work.


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    YAY! I was right!

    Tell him I feel his pain tommy. So what were you saying about my car having that problem because it was a Ford? lol
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    my friend has a 5.0 too, they are slow, the only way to decently make them fast is to drop a v8 explorer engine in them.

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    that's pretty cool, a whole thread and the only way it relates to this site is that one of those who posted has WRX
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    Quote Originally Posted by rallymaniac
    that's pretty cool, a whole thread and the only way it relates to this site is that one of those who posted has WRX

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    Quote Originally Posted by rallymaniac
    that's pretty cool, a whole thread and the only way it relates to this site is that one of those who posted has WRX
    I feel like I'm part of the Suby community. I still post in here for many reasons. I know a lot of members of this forum. I still keep in contact with them. I also keep up with all the current mods, etc , going on. If they change the look and power to the current STi, I may get another one. Also just because you don't currently drive a WRX doesn't mean your not part of the community anymore. I've owned a WRX and an STi. I have quite a bit of knowledge about each car. I also have family members that currently drive modded Suby's.

    I feel its a complement when people make threads/post in a forum. It shows they are interested in the forum (WRXs and STi').
    Many of the current members of this forum either own a Subaru, use to own a Subaru, or want to in the future.

    Over in the GTO forums we have plenty of WRX, STi, EVO, Cobra, Vette, etc owners making posts in the kill forum. I think that makes the forum a lot more interesting and increases the knowledge base.
    With the exception of the Trolls. But they usually get banned pretty quickly

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    Quote Originally Posted by SGOSWRX
    I feel like I'm part of the Suby community. I still post in here for many reasons. I know a lot of members of this forum. I still keep in contact with them. I also keep up with all the current mods, etc , going on. If they change the look and power to the current STi, I may get another one. Also just because you don't currently drive a WRX doesn't mean your not part of the community anymore. I've owned a WRX and an STi. I have quite a bit of knowledge about each car. I also have family members that currently drive modded Suby's.

    I feel its a complement when people make threads/post in a forum. It shows they are interested in the forum (WRXs and STi').
    Many of the current members of this forum either own a Subaru, use to own a Subaru, or want to in the future.

    Over in the GTO forums we have plenty of WRX, STi, EVO, Cobra, Vette, etc owners making posts in the kill forum. I think that makes the forum a lot more interesting and increases the knowledge base.
    With the exception of the Trolls. But they usually get banned pretty quickly
    Well said and I agree with everything you stated. I too like to keep up with how other cars are doing.

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    NO! Only Subies can post! All others should be banned.

    Lame!

    If other car owners post, you might learn something about them and at the very least "know the enemy." I guess you would like it if you guys only posted subie vs. subie races. That way no other car will be talked about at all on this forum. I owned an STi (04) and a 2.5RS (00). I guess I have no reason to be here at all, even though I still like Subies.
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    my friend has a 5.0 too, they are slow, the only way to decently make them fast is to drop a v8 explorer engine in them.

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