How to improve traction?

Skylar

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I have an '04 automatic Mach 1 with 3.27 gears (the previous owner installed them). I'm about to order 3.73 gears and I'm wondering how I can improve traction. Even with the 3.27's, the wheels spin when I put my foot to the floor, so I'm sure it will be even worse with the 3.73's.

What can I do to reduce wheel spin besides getting stickier tires? Will lower control arms help?

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What spring/shock combo are you using? Factory stall converter I'm assuming?

Lca's will help, but tires are a game changer. A good tire that will bite for a lightly modded auto car and get decent life is the nitto 555r. Couple some lca's with those tires and I doubt you'll have any more traction problems. Just don't expect 20-30k miles from them.
 

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Thanks. The car has been lowered but I don't know what how much/what springs are on it. The previous owner lowered it.
 

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The stock springs transfer weight well. There's no need to change them if maximum traction is the goal.
 

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As stated tires and lower control arms are a great places to start. Figure out which springs are on it and you can start looking at a good set of shocks to compliment them. I had Vogtland springs with some Tokiko D Specs on my 04 GT and it hooked hard at the track, and I could dial the shocks in to make it take corners on rails.
 

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