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Read an article about that earlier today. The frame is flexing causing the engine cover glass to break. And at least in the article I read they are going to provide flexible attach points for the glass, not fix the frame issue. Talk about a band aid fix.
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Read an article about that earlier today. The frame is flexing causing the engine cover glass to break. And at least in the article I read they are going to provide flexible attach points for the glass, not fix the frame issue. Talk about a band aid fix.
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USA Today picked this up also: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money...​​
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Mechanical problems are easily fixed.
The big problem is this...

One last nondescript problem remained, described only as a butting of heads between the design and engineering teams
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design(younger)
engineers(older)

These 2 groups need to work together. If the old grey hair GM brass gets involved they will **** it up even more.
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Great news Not.
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Read an article about that earlier today. The frame is flexing causing the engine cover glass to break. And at least in the article I read they are going to provide flexible attach points for the glass, not fix the frame issue. Talk about a band aid fix.
This is GM,canít expect much.
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Originally Posted by Silverback51 View Post
Read an article about that earlier today. The frame is flexing causing the engine cover glass to break. And at least in the article I read they are going to provide flexible attach points for the glass, not fix the frame issue. Talk about a band aid fix.
Based on that quote kingpin posted, about the battle between design and engineering, is it possible a flexible attach point was the only fix available without compromising design?

Interesting nonetheless, did the article mention the failure rate for test cars?
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Not of interest at an ownership level.
So, meh
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hmmmm, you'd think an engineer would be able to address the frame bending.
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What did they do, bring back the team that put together the Fiero?
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Read an article about that earlier today. The frame is flexing causing the engine cover glass to break. And at least in the article I read they are going to provide flexible attach points for the glass, not fix the frame issue. Talk about a band aid fix.
Well, the fact is, no matter what you put together, there's going to be flex. It's called physics. The problem isn't that the frame flexes any more than any other car, (of similar hp) it's that the design people insist upon unnecessary glass.

Take note when you watch top fuel'ers, they don't have a glass window in the center of the chassis.
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Originally Posted by K-Spaz View Post
Well, the fact is, no matter what you put together, there's going to be flex. It's called physics. The problem isn't that the frame flexes any more than any other car, (of similar hp) it's that the design people insist upon unnecessary glass.

Take note when you watch top fuel'ers, they don't have a glass window in the center of the chassis.


The car was pumping out 900-1000hp, and who knows how much torque. There will be flex.

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Frame flexing in a tight corner under high load ... what could go wrong ???
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Like they say "Never buy a first year car."
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anybody that came from an Fbody knows the simple fix.
subframe connectors..
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Originally Posted by STANG KILLA SS View Post
anybody that came from an Fbody knows the simple fix.
subframe connectors..
Corvettes are full frame cars. They may need some cross bracing or stiffening in the area.
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