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    i have a question. the guy that tunes my car has a set of mt et streets on z28 wheels. they have about 8 passes on them (not sure of the size) im guessin they are around 10 inches wide. he told me he would sell them to me for $250. i would like to have them but the problem is i have no sfcs and a stock ten bolt. i really want to go to the track this summer but the 295/35/18 that i have now wont hook worth a damn!
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    Practice your launch so that you maximize acceleration and minimize wheel spin or buy some gears and a rebuild kit, then mount the DRs and have at it. I broke my 10 bolt on the second run with DRs

    Now mind you I'm pretty bad at the track but still - HP + DRs + 10bolt don't mix.

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    it just sucks i would rather not touch the rear end till i can afford a good nine inch. is there anything else i can do to help control wheel spin? i have spohn lower control arms but thats pretty much it. i heard the drag radials woul be ok if i kinda roll into it and dont power shift.(which i never do anyways)

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    invest in some lower control arms and relocation brackets
    SFCs are also very important, i would then worry about tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluonblk99 View Post
    it just sucks i would rather not touch the rear end till i can afford a good nine inch. is there anything else i can do to help control wheel spin? i have spohn lower control arms but thats pretty much it. i heard the drag radials woul be ok if i kinda roll into it and dont power shift.(which i never do anyways)
    If you launch at about 1300 rpms and ease the clutch out while you squeeze into the gas you can maximize traction and acceleration. Some of the guys are really good and can get very good 60' times on street tires.

    If you do the same thing with drag radials you can get away with it although you will almost surely wind up with more noise from the rear after because the load will shift the carrier.

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    Like said above, easing into it is the best thing to do with that stock 10 bolt.

    If you intend on hard clutch dropping launches, drag radials would guarantee a dead 10 bolt real quick.


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    I run the same tires on mine. They are great for traction, bad for 10 bolts. As stated, you're gonna need to feather out the clutch to avoid detonating the rear. Just takes some practice. Once you get it down, the car will launch awesome. Pretty good price on them too - I'd say get them.

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    How bad are they on a 10 bolt with an automatic and 3200 stall?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tg580 View Post
    How bad are they on a 10 bolt with an automatic and 3200 stall?
    They're bad enough to grenade that 10 bolt and send half the pinion gear right out the back cover,I've seen it happen.

    Anything with decent Hp,a stall, and drag radials=short life for 10 bolt!

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    You will be fine with just the tires! You just have to be smart about it like anything else. You don't have let them down to 15psi.

    Just allow some spin plan and simple! I have MANY nitrous cars with STOCK 10 bolts and Very sticky tires running ALL the time. It will be world of difference from your rubberband 18" tire.
    Go to the junkyard and buy a pair of used V-6 springs also so the car will at least Try to weight transfer.

    Thats my 2 cents take it or leave it. i build and tune cars for a living and have for over 10 years now.
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    i have the eibach sportlines now. would the v6 springs still be better?

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    a aftermarket torque arm ,and subframe connectors will help with suspension tuning to limit wheel hop or spinning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluonblk99 View Post
    i have the eibach sportlines now. would the v6 springs still be better?
    YES Worlds of difference!! Push on the rear of your car now. . . . . . I bet you can barely get it to move. That is what also happens when the car tries to weight transfer. Once you replace them with some used V-6 springs it will be alot softer where it will actually allow the rear to squat some to aid in weight transfer. I have Many 10 sec. F bodys on the bottle that run V-6 springs with Great results.
    Put it this way you buy a pair put them in and don't like them PM me and I will resale them for you with No problem.

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    The V-6 Springs will help launch but they are going to kill handling and ride though.

    So I don't think you would recommend those for a daily driver or a car that is going to see some non straight line agressive driving right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnomee View Post
    The V-6 Springs will help launch but they are going to kill handling and ride though.

    So I don't think you would recommend those for a daily driver or a car that is going to see some non straight line agressive driving right?
    No they will be just fine.

    Kill the ride? You mean make it ride better. Sorry but I don't need a stiff ass car on the street beating me and the car up from every little bump I hit. Sure if your SCCA racing everyother weekend than NO that wouldn't be your choice.
    I didn't say anything about taking the shocks and swaybars off. . . . . . . . .

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    LOL... Cool. I just wanted to bring those points out so the OP would know there was a sacrafice.

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