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    ~ Traction issues....

    A buddy of mine and I were coming home from a meet today and found ourselves at the light....side by side. I think we all know what comes next....

    I was all over the place, traction wise I could not get a grip!
    His car is very similar to mine however he has stock mid pipe, ROUSH mufflers, 3.31's and a Bama tune vs my GT500 axle back, JBA after cat mid pipe, 3.73's and FRPP pro-cal

    He pulled on me due to traction issues....
    Did it again at a 40 roll in 3rd gear and I pulled on him easy everytime.

    I have the stock GT500 GY f1's and I thought they would have helpped me.....but nope!
    I had no wheel hop thx to the lca relo brackets.

    What can be done to fix the traction issue?

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    Crazy SVT Poster Benchracer's Avatar
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    You guys got the same tires?
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    Hard to hook these cars on the street. I have Kumho 285s and I can hook up ok. I am not going to launch the car hard with these tires though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UIN2iT View Post
    What can be done to fix the traction issue?

    drag radials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UIN2iT View Post
    What can be done to fix the traction issue?
    Make less power and/or get some 2.73's in the rear. Or if those seem anti-productive more practice to maximize available traction will help some. Drag Radials can help some. The last 2 combined will help immensely. All 4 you'll be dead hooking on the street in no time(friend may still win the race though )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benchracer View Post
    You guys got the same tires?
    He has the stock pirellis 245 width....mine are the 285's.

    Im gonna have to start figuring out how to launch a tad better it seems. Im not really a drag 1/4mi kinda guy, more into road course & handling. But in this instance it presented itself so I thought I would take advantage of it.

    Practice ....... I guess.

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    i ran another 12 gt with identical mods as me besides it was a 3.31 vs 3.73 debate. A first gear roll for us resulted in him spinning the 1-2 shift with the 3.73s and I didnt. A 20 roll up to 130 resulted with me winning by a 1/2 car length with no car pulling on another.

    It's all about traction. 3.73s are great for a stock/slight bolt-on car. At the track they tend to get in the way if you have to shift into 5th. I'll line up a 3.31 gear 5.0 vs any other from a roll without hesitation. My 3.31 car doesn't have issues trapping almost 121 in the 1/4 mile n/a.
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    Stiffer springs aren't helping. What are the rear shocks set to? Which hole on the relo bracket did you use?
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    Like a couple others said add some MT or nitto drags

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strpperpolef150 View Post
    Stiffer springs aren't helping. What are the rear shocks set to? Which hole on the relo bracket did you use?
    struts are set to -5 from full and there is only one hole on the Whiteline relo brackets.

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    Hmm since you only have the one hole I'd play with front and rear shock settings and get sticky tires

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