We love adding horsepower and torque to our Camaros, but all the elation turns to tears when the supporting players start turning to slag under the added power. Our first compulsion might be to cuss out the failed part as being inferior or poorly designed, but to be honest it’s not GM’s job to equip a new Camaro with a differential or driveshaft capable of handling 500, 600, or more horsepower. As hot rodders, it’s up to us to make sure the entire drivetrain is equally robust when the power numbers start ratcheting up.

Such was the case with the ’10 owned by Centerforce Clutch’s Pat Wilson. A while back they flung a Magnuson 2300 TVS blower on the top of their LS3, bumping it to nearly 700 rwhp. Pat knew he was one hard run away from fragging his axles, diff, or driveshaft. Hell, maybe all three. Rather than bemoan his situation, he contacted Frank Rehak of The Drive Shaft Shop (DSS). Frank has been beefing up drivetrains for 30 years and had a new kit on the shelf specifically designed for new Camaro owners looking for rock-solid parts. His system replaces the stock differential with a stout Ford 9-inch center section. It also addresses the weak GM two-piece driveshaft and axles by replacing them with pieces built to hold up to well over 1,000 hp. Once installed, Pat would be able to launch his ’10 as hard as his sticky tires will allow, at least until the stock transmission grenades, but that’s another story for another time.

SOURCE
Centerforce
2266 Southwind Drive
Prescott  86301
928-771-8422
www.centerforce.com
Strange Engineering
8300 North Austin Avenue
Morton Grove
IL  60053
847-663-1701
www.strangeengineering.net
Royal Purple
One Royal Purple Lane
Porter
TX  77365
888-382-6300
http://www.royalpurple.com
Hotchkis Sport Suspension
8633 Sorensen Ave
Santa Fe Springs
CA  90670
888-735-6425
562-907-7757
www.hotchkis.net
The Driveshaft Shop
4530 Southmark Dr.
Salisbury
NC  28147
704-633-2380
www.driveshaftshop.com