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Old 11-13-2006, 02:40 AM   #11
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thats pretty amazing that tube can hold that all together...

those exhaust bends cant be good.. especially how it had to flow through the muffler like that
The center tube is called the Torsion tube. From what I have heard, and from talking to a GM tech they are pretty much indestructible

Supprisingly the borla system keeps most of the curves....but it sounds soo much better..my dad'* got it.

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I wish I had that Independent rear suspension in my Z28, its so sweet
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The only drawback I can think of, which means they have and have a solution, is on a standard transmission, that'd be one hella long shift linkage. Lots of room for problems
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My grandpa has a 6 speed C6, and the shifter is so nice, it is so tight like a german car. Where every Z and T/A I've ever been in, and my dads GTO have a pretty sloppy shifter.
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The only drawback I can think of, which means they have and have a solution, is on a standard transmission, that'd be one hella long shift linkage. Lots of room for problems
trust me... its smoooth
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Haro I have a few more pictures for you

I took these are Corvettes at Carlisle '04.











\/ just a hot color combo that they had there
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damn those tips look nice
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The Transmission was moved to the rear in 97 as noted above with the 5th generation model.

The rear suspension design, and transmission location are there to promote weight distribution. The rear suspension'* center of gravity is low compared to most IRS setups, and the transmission helps keep weight on the rear compared to a conventional Front engine/rear drive car.

And the frame is beautiful, the "backbone" as GM likes to call it, is a great idea.
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The Transmission was moved to the rear in 97 as noted above with the 5th generation model.

The rear suspension design, and transmission location are there to promote weight distribution. The rear suspension'* center of gravity is low compared to most IRS setups, and the transmission helps keep weight on the rear compared to a conventional Front engine/rear drive car.

And the frame is beautiful, the "backbone" as GM likes to call it, is a great idea.
Indeed, but dont think the design is flawless. It caused a bunch of design problems that created HUGE profit losses and set backs during the design, testing, and prelim. production.

The biggest one being that because the transmission and torsion tube are so much bigger than a driveshaft you couldn't mount a standard gas tank. Which is why stating in 97 they had dual 9 gallon gas tanks. Which as you can imagine is easier said than done.
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did you know that back in the early 60'* the vett was the first car to have a 50/50 weight distrabution
Maybe so, but a 1961Pontiac Tempest was a close Second!!!



"Placing the transmission in the rear eliminated the large transmission hump, although it sacrificed 14 litres of trunk space. It also brought the front/rear weight distribution of the car to almost 50/50."

http://www.canadiandriver.com/articles/bv/tempest.htm
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