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Old 09-21-2008, 08:12 AM   #1
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C5 or ZR1, CTS-V or Challenger.

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Top Gear in Reno, USA

My name is Bill K and I am from Reno.

Just to give you a little update on the ZR1, CTS-V and the Challenger.

The 3 cars were here in Reno for some minor mods before heading to the Salt Flats for some tests, A friend of mine was contacted my Top Gear to do the work and I was there first hand.

The work performed was to add driveline safety hoops and fire extingushers. Here are a few pictures of the cars at the shop, The first picture is me in the ZR1.

Sorry the quality isn't great, The light was really bad.

If you look close you can see all the camera stuff in the car windows.

The ZR1 has ceramic rotors
http://jalopnik.com/5052199/uk-top-g...ger-srt8-cts+v

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Me in the ZR1.



















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Old 09-21-2008, 01:30 PM   #2
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Nice shots.
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that cadi is bad ass
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that cadi is bad ass
And I will have one. I am testing a 2008 CTS for a year (Short lease) This is by far the nicest car I have ever owned a great for a guy 6'5". I would put it above all of my vette and my BMUU's, and Audi's.
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Driveline safety hoops... for the salt flats?

Whose bright idea was that?
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Driveline safety hoops... for the salt flats?

Whose bright idea was that?
It was what they requested and we did as asked.
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Old 09-21-2008, 04:05 PM   #7
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It was what they requested...
Figures.
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Old 09-21-2008, 04:05 PM   #8
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I would like one of each please.
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what's a driveline safety hoop?

great pics!!
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what's a driveline safety hoop?

great pics!!
Its a steel hoop mounted under the car. It surrounds the driveshaft.

If it, or any driveline component breaks (u-joints are most common) usually on launch. The driveshaft is contained in the hoop and doesn't come up through the floor and cause potential injury.

I've seen it happen one time, and it was ugly. U-joint broke at the rear, of course the driver didn't react quick enough to get off the gas. And the driveshaft busted through the floor and broke his arm.

It's amazing the way it ripped through the steel floor. Absolutley showed it no mercy.

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I've seen it happen one time, and it was ugly. U-joint broke at the rear, of course the driver didn't react quick enough to get off the gas. And the driveshaft busted through the floor and broke his arm.
How is that even remotely possible?
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How is that even remotely possible?
Where do you think that a driveshaft spinning that fast is gonna go? It would have to be a strange deal to break and arm through a floor but I've seen some MAJOR damage from a broken u-joint
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Wow, So much for this thread.
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Where do you think that a driveshaft spinning that fast is gonna go? It would have to be a strange deal to break and arm through a floor but I've seen some MAJOR damage from a broken u-joint
He said a u-joint broke at the rear, resulting in a broken arm.
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He said a u-joint broke at the rear, resulting in a broken arm.
I got ya...lol.
Maybe it was a old dragster where you sat on top of the rear end?
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