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pineypower1186
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 9:10 pm    Post subject: wheel spin Reply with quote

ive got a problem w/ wheel spin off the line. im runnin a 275/40/r17 goodyear and in kno that is part of my problem. the other part is that ive got a ranger w/ a 351w and no weight in the back end i would like to kno wut tire and wheel packages i should go w/ to get sum type of traction and hook up the rear tires.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tub it!! Big Grin
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking for track only, suitable for driving to and from the track, or a better street tire?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We need more info like do you drive on the street much or at the track only?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my S10 I run 275/60/15 Cooper Cobra Radial GT and they hook better than any other tire I have used do far. If you have room I like the MT Indy Profile S/S. If you don't have a posi... get one it helps alot... spools work better, but might get you in trouble on the street.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll second the posi.... I went to a 43% deeper gear with posi, and actually cut my burnout lengths in half. And yeah, We used to go out to parking lots and just flat stab it to see how long it'd fry the tires.... Rolling Eyes
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pineypower1186
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

its mostly a daily driver. its got a limited slip but its beat up and only works sum of the time.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had bad traction probs before i swapped to a 12 bolt rear posi an 15x10 wheels to make the tires footprint wider. Also even if your on street tires do a dry burnout(do not go into the water box go around it an do a small burn out to clean the tires an to get some heated rubber on them).
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:10 pm    Post subject: Lookin for traction in all the wrong places Reply with quote

You haven't mentioned anything about you front end. A tubbed 4 link won't hook if 80% of the vehicle weight is over the nose, and you have no suspension travel.

If you have an electric shift 4x4 try it, unless you light the front tires no one would know (4x4s are illegal in case you haven't read the rules because of the traction advantage).

If it's a 2x4 do you have twin I-beam suspension (worst case) or do you have a McFurson strut independant front end (which can be adjusted for more travel).

In any case you need a front end that lifts transfering weight to the back of the vehicle. To accomplish this drop your sway bar from the front at the ends to get more travel. Loose the jack under the hood, and any other weight not bolted down or necessary in the front. As far as that goes loose the spare tire etc. Every 100 pounds is about a tenth of a second off the ET. Loosen front end travel any way you can without comprimising saftey.

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