GForce Axles have become synonymous with record breaking consistent performance and have proven to be the go-to solution for anyone looking to get the most from their factory driveline setup. Not all vehicles have an optimal design or the most ideal spline counts to boost strength, but you can be confident that GForce axles are engineered to be the absolute strongest possible to work within the space provided by the OEM manufacturer. GForce offers two different axles for most applications. If you would like to know which is best for your application, you can read more here: Renegade vs. Outlaw Axles
Specific Notes for the C6 Corvette (33 Spline):
- C6 Customers must verify outer hub spline count; Confirming year is not always a guaranteed fitment!
- The C5/C6 axles use a broached inner stub that is designed to work with the factory intermediate shafts that are connected to the differential. The outer wheel hub on the earlier C5 platform is 30 spline and the C6 is generally 30 spline up to 2008. 2009 marks the period where most wheel hubs had swapped over to 33 spline for the newer C6 models.
- The earlier 30 spline Corvette stubs start to lose reliability around 800hp, but have lived up to 1000hp. The newer 33 spline hubs will bolt in place of each other, but the ABS modules between the two are not compatible. “Mechanical Power” is one of the companies who makes a bolt-in 97-08 hub assembly that bumps you up to the stronger 33 spline axles. This is worth considering for anyone who is going to be expecting a lot of abuse at the track or higher hp as these have survived on cars over 1300hp. Important to note that any axle can fail at a lower power level due to wheel hop or misuse. The listed numbers should not be an expectation, but an idea for capability. See link: Mechanical Power 97-08 33 spline wheel hub
- Corvette axles may not work with all aftermarket coilovers, but you can upgrade to low profile boots for the best chance of avoiding these issues. The tradeoff for clearance on low profile boots is less available axle angle and shorter expected lifespan out of the boot itself. Penske and Viking are a few of the coilovers that customers have noted interference beyond what a lower profile boot would take care of, meaning the mount or base of the coilover interferes with the CV housing.
GForce axle shafts were manufactured based on OEM suspension. Aftermarket shocks, control arms, etc. may present clearance issues. If CV boots have clearance issues, low profile boots can be purchased at an upgraded cost. The low profile boots reduce the amount of available axle angle in comparison to the standard boots, so they are not ideal for lowered or high axle angle vehicles. This includes 2010-15 Camaro and all years of Mopar platforms. If you have questions or would like to add low profile boots to your axles, please contact us for more information.
NO DRIVELINE COMPONENT IS BOMBPROOF! GForce does not put a power rating on any driveline components as there are entirely too many variables that can affect a driveline component outside of power. We take great pride in trying to build the strongest driveline components to fit within certain applications, but it is important to know that You, the end customer, are responsible for seeing to proper installation and You, as the driver, are responsible for the lifespan of your axles or other driveline components.
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All driveline components will fatigue or wear over time depending on how the vehicle is driven and what level of performance is demanded from them. CV joints are a wear item and will see wear over time, but with our current design, axles can be sent in for service. So boots, fasteners, and CV assemblies can be serviced without scrapping the complete axle assembly. It is up to each customer to establish their own maintenance intervals based upin the manner in which their car is driven. Individual inner or outer splined stubs and axle bars can be replaced as well if they twist or are damaged due to wheel hop or simply from power levels exceeding capability of the material. Customers can reach out to GForce directly for current repair costs or component replacement as well as return authorizations for service – firstname.lastname@example.org