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Old Feb 6, 2019, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Section518EVO View Post
only one regret.
Going to a drag strip at 20 years old not knowing how to launch an Evo properly with an FP red, S2 cams, ams 4" intercooler and a bunch of other stuff at 450 WHP on a conservative tune. Luckily I had an exedy twin and bushur stage 1 tranny that took most of the hit without breaking...but the tcase was not ready. RIP. When it came off I had two halfs of a tcase and about 50 pieces of an output shaft and ruined a good drag day shutting the strip down for 2 hours due to all of the fluids down the track.

Lessons learned
1- learn how to launch before doing it
2- finish the drivetrain build once started
3- drivetrain rebuilds are expensive

So two regrets. Selling my 8 which this happened in. but into a 9 and x (still looking to replace my totaled one from last week) Live, learn, RESEARCH is key!!!!!!!
Damn, this scares me because I have similar mods and havent launched my car yet. Lol. Did you drop the clutch or what?
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Old Feb 6, 2019, 09:09 AM
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Dropped it hard. I was a child and thought reving the motor to 5500 rpm and letting go of the clutch as fast as possible was a good idea. Clearly was a horrible idea. Big bang, one tire spin, and once I let off and got going it pulled to the driver side.. it accidentally converted an AWD car to a single wheel dirve car

You should be alrite. It was driver error on my part hands down.
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Old Feb 6, 2019, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Section518EVO View Post
Dropped it hard. I was a child and thought reving the motor to 5500 rpm and letting go of the clutch as fast as possible was a good idea. Clearly was a horrible idea. Big bang, one tire spin, and once I let off and got going it pulled to the driver side.. it accidentally converted an AWD car to a single wheel dirve car

You should be alrite. It was driver error on my part hands down.
lmao that's epic. Live and learn right!
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Old Mar 6, 2019, 11:45 AM
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1. being a cheap ***. never pays off.
2. being impatient. also never pays off.
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