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    Losing traction in 2nd

    Ok since the begining of the summer when I bought my car I have been adding bolt ons left and right. SLP air box /K&N Air Filter / SLP Sub-frame connectors / SLP 85mm MAF / SLP Cold Air Induction /Un-baffled my hood /Smooth Bellows / VaraRam Throttle Body Velocity Stack /Hyper Tech Max energy programmer for fan temp / 160 Degree Thermostat /Spohn (cross member mounted) Adj. Torque Arm for LT Headers with Del-sphere pivot joint /Strut tower brace / Edelbrock Performer AIS Shocks front and rear /“F-Body Plus” Suspension Front and Rear Poly sway bar kit & Poly Motor and Tranny Mounts /GM updated PCV Valve / Elite Engineering PCV Oil Catch Can /K&N Open Element Valve Cover Breather /TransGo High Performance Shift Kit / QTP Stainless Steel Long Tube Headers with high velocity collector /Borla Cat Back Exhaust /QTP Digital Controlled Electric 3” Cutout / SLP Y-pipe custom fit with cats deleted / EBC Ultimax drilled & slotted rotors / Hawk Performance ceramic brake pads / NGK T55-IX Plugs / Granatelli Motor Sports Plug Wires /Premium Bosch O2 sensors / AEM Wideband UEGO Controller with a Bosch O2 sensor /IPS Motorsports tune /Dyno came out 361RWHP. As of late when i get on it, it launches well but as it snap shifts into 2nd the ass end loses traction and wants to kick to the side. I listed the above because she didnt do this before when it was stock.
    My guesses are I need to adjust the pinion angle and/or replace the pan hard bar to an adjustable to recenter the ass end and LCA's. Is this right? If so I was considering Spohn for both with their Del-Sphere Pivot joints, are they good? If only part of this will fix, which part. If Im off track completely, does anyone have suggestions?

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    Add a set of LCA Relocation brackets to your list & set the LCA's on the lowest setting. I'd still get the adjustable pan hard bar, and make sure the pinion angle is correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bills98ta View Post
    Add a set of LCA Relocation brackets to your list & set the LCA's on the lowest setting. I'd still get the adjustable pan hard bar, and make sure the pinion angle is correct.
    so im on the right track then /// are there any side effects to the relocation brackets?
    I just looked at a few and was thinking Bolt ons for ease of install

    82-02 Fbody Spohn Performance Rear LCA's Tubular Adj. w/ Del-Sphere Pivot Joints
    - Color Red
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    82-02 UMI Lower Control Arm Relocation Brackets(Bolt On)
    - Color Red
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    82-02 Spohn Adjustable Panhard Bar (Spherical Rod Ended)
    - Color Bright Red
    - Material Mild Steel
    is there anything else that will help correct this??
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    hmmm... Power?

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    The only side effect will be more traction ! If you get the bolt ons, I'd still weld them first chance you get. just to be solid.
    Are you running good tires ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by T/A98 View Post
    hmmm... Power?
    Guess we could pull a few plug wires for better traction !!! LOL !!!

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    Better Tires lol IDK really, guess your just making some power

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    I run the M/T drag radials @ 20lb. Work great !

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    Quote Originally Posted by bills98ta View Post
    The only side effect will be more traction ! If you get the bolt ons, I'd still weld them first chance you get. just to be solid.
    Are you running good tires ?

    Goodyear Eagle F1's.
    After putting these on will I see a RWHP increase or just help keep it locked to the ground? If increrase whats the guess?

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    tires don't give you better hp just traction. Get those bolt-on lca relocation brackets to help you out of the hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T/A98 View Post
    hmmm... Power?
    I meant from a DD aspect.

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    Its like i posted before you might have one of those midget people poring oil on your tires lol. Im sorry ill stop you have a serious question sorry. But i'm sure if you upgrade to a better compound tire and is sticky you will resolve the problem. Ive been told that the G-Force R1 are good and sticky.

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    The F1's are a good DD tire, and the LCA relo brackets will help on the street greatly.

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    I use to have a spare set of wheels & drag tires for just weekends !!!
    Now, it's a drag car...

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    Heh! Loose in 2nd. NICE!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by T/A Addicted View Post
    I meant from a DD aspect.
    i was joking about that being the reason youre not getting traction

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    Thanks for the info guys. The way things are going it looks like shes going into storage, and having theses parts along with a ported TB and Crane race rocker kit, accumulate next to her untill spring. What the hell do you guys do during the off months?

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    I'm in Cali and have no off months but if you're having traction issues and want a good DD, run Drag Radials in the rear and a set of relocation brackets for sure. I've pushed 600 rwhp and traction is a definate issue. Panhard rods will help square the rear. Tires are the biggest factor though and with a good set of Drag radials you'll definately gain in the traction department. Once you get close to about 400 rwhp 2nd gear ass happy shifts with your current setup is pretty common.

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