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    bad clutch or no traction??

    So I'm new to the power of the LS1. Tonight I finally mustered the courage to get on it good and the thing is a beast!

    Car has 49,000 miles on it.

    But, I noticed on the 1-2 shift and 2-3 shift that it either seems like the clutch is slipping, or there is a loss of traction. At partial throttle the clutch grabs hard on quick shifts.

    My tires are virtually silent when they lose traction, and I was told by the previous owner there are 8,000 miles on the rubber (Fuzion ZRi's I think? forgot), and it looks like there is a pretty decent amount of tread left.

    My question is, is the engine powerful enough to spin the tires a bit in the upshifts? I have never experienced power like this coupled to a 6spd before, ha. So I have nothing to fall back on.

    All I know is this thing is balls-out fast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppn View Post
    So I'm new to the power of the LS1. Tonight I finally mustered the courage to get on it good and the thing is a beast!

    Car has 49,000 miles on it.

    But, I noticed on the 1-2 shift and 2-3 shift that it either seems like the clutch is slipping, or there is a loss of traction. At partial throttle the clutch grabs hard on quick shifts.

    My tires are virtually silent when they lose traction, and I was told by the previous owner there are 8,000 miles on the rubber (Fuzion ZRi's I think? forgot), and it looks like there is a pretty decent amount of tread left.

    My question is, is the engine powerful enough to spin the tires a bit in the upshifts? I have never experienced power like this coupled to a 6spd before, ha. So I have nothing to fall back on.

    All I know is this thing is balls-out fast!
    it definitely does. my lt1 a4 spins seccond and 3rd

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    Yes, fuzions are not screetchers. Great tire and very predicable on the corners. I have gone through about 8 sets on 16 inch rims.
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    Jeez this sounds so simular to what I'm experiencing. I'll get on hard in 1st, spin the tires nice enough to hear them, then I push in the clutch, shift to 2nd, floor the gas and pop the clucth out fast and expect the tires to keep/start spinning more but all I get is like weird 4000 rpm half way (maybe) clutch slip/dead silent tire spin/traction control/ rev limiter type feeling. I don't smell any burning clutch and I don't hear the tires, so I not sure whats going on??? Any one got any ideas.
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    slipping diff? mines slippin a little and it was hard not to spin em before it started slippin. my stock ls1 had the nuts to hit 2nd and take a huge smokey power slide goin like 40. thats insanity lol, you should light em up damn near whenever you tap the go pedal.

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