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Discussion in '2011-2014 Mustang Talk' started by Nocturnal'14, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Nocturnal'14

    Nocturnal'14 G T / C S - #14-0933 Established Member

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    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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    Benchracer New Member Established Member

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    You guys got the same tires?
     
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    MikeLTDLX New Member Established Member

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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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    ed209 New Member Established Member

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    drag radials.
     
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    CharlieR New Member Established Member

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    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 :shrug:)

    :poke:
     
  6. Nocturnal'14

    Nocturnal'14 G T / C S - #14-0933 Established Member

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    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 ....... :shrug: I guess.
     
  7. slow306stang

    slow306stang Active Member Established Member

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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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    Strpperpolef150 New Member Established Member

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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?
     
  9. me32

    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Established Member

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    Like a couple others said add some MT or nitto drags
     
  10. Nocturnal'14

    Nocturnal'14 G T / C S - #14-0933 Established Member

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    struts are set to -5 from full and there is only one hole on the Whiteline relo brackets.
     
  11. Strpperpolef150

    Strpperpolef150 New Member Established Member

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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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