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Traction Issues...What to do?

This is a discussion on Traction Issues...What to do? within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; Already been said, but to summarize: Tires LCAs LCA relocation brackets (mount LCA to lowest hole) Torque Arm Shocks After ...

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    Already been said, but to summarize:
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    After I got my BMR suspension with 4.11 gearing I would roast the tires when shifting into second and a long bark when shifting into 3rd.

    I bought Nitto's for the street and most of the time don't even get a bark now shifting into 2nd. So, with that said, tires were the best mod for traction for me.
    It's on jackstands.

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    show him, you're vids are the best haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPDYGON View Post
    Mr Luos is your car a M6 or auto ? If auto i might believe it but a m6 at 3500rpm and above 1st or 2nd smashing it , it will spin the tire . know if stop and burn the tire up then you got a differrent story .
    Not necessarily. With the kind of power Luos is making, a good sticky tire would plant the car from a roll. Transmission wouldn't really play a roll if setup properly. Put a set of stock street tires on it though it would be completely different.
    I'm sure Luos can vouch, his car makes enough power to do those sort of things.

    That's why I run drag radials 99% of the time, it helps to plant the car from a roll at 50-55 mph and keeps it from doing anything stupid.
    With stock rubber at those speeds I'm switching lanes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Wrong.


    UMI stuff under my car. Good tires.
    Just reading this thread for info, then I saw your quote from 86 IROC-Z and couldn't stop laughing!!!!

    I had decent traction when I ran the Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3. Not as good with the F1 all seasons, tho, for obvious reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Not necessarily. With the kind of power Luos is making, a good sticky tire would plant the car from a roll. Transmission wouldn't really play a roll if setup properly. Put a set of stock street tires on it though it would be completely different.
    I'm sure Luos can vouch, his car makes enough power to do those sort of things.

    That's why I run drag radials 99% of the time, it helps to plant the car from a roll at 50-55 mph and keeps it from doing anything stupid.
    With stock rubber at those speeds I'm switching lanes.
    Pretty much dead on with how mine acts on any street tire.

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    i got LCA's on mine still got wheel hop going with a torque arm next to try to stop it

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    whats better, LCA's or SFC's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98Z28CamaroJG View Post
    whats better, LCA's or SFC's?
    Depends on what for.
    Overall....I am a firm believer that SFC's should be a first mod for these cars.

    When doing the LCA's though, get the brackets with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98Z28CamaroJG View Post
    whats better, LCA's or SFC's?
    SFCs stiffen the body up and keep it from flexing over time. 2 pt. are from front to back and 3pt are from front/back + side/side.

    LCAs along with the relocation brackets lower your instant center, placing more force onto the rear tires under acceleration. This will give you better traction and less wheel hop.

    Two different applications, but both good. I'm with Mr. Luos, I'd buy SFCs first if you only have the money to do one.

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    Awesome info. i'll definitely keep it in mind and go for the sfc's after new tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Want video?
    Shits and gets....spinning is a giant waste of time.

    It is an M6 with 4.11's.
    i want to see a vid of that bad boy take off =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99ss View Post
    i want to see a vid of that bad boy take off =)
    Still working on getting the bog figured out...thinking too much fuel (tune).

    There is some in-cab launches in this vid...
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8PXyK6wyvc[/ame]


    On the street...tires were dead, then I killed them.
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSlgb4ouesA[/ame]


    Now obviously there is enough power to get it loose if I want too....
    But from a 10-20MPH roll...it holds.

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    i think you should post a thread with just all the videos you have available. i'd watch every one every day

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    Or a pic of your nuts, so we can all get on them

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Or a pic of your nuts, so we can all get on them
    Coming soon....

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    Luos, vid of the cop chasing you down the strip is great.

    I guess OP knows this now. Tires are first for you.

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    very nice vids

    on your pro stars did you have to grind the brakes for them to fit

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99ss View Post
    on your pro stars did you have to grind the brakes for them to fit
    You don't have a choice to run those. Plain and simple.

    LOTS of grinding.

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    tires and then some suspension to plant them.

    Nice vids MR. LOUIS

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    Hey Mr. Louis post your vids in my new thread in the multimedia section for to see! Same with anyone else who has any!

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