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    No traction at all?

    Got a quick question i have an automatic and am about to get 3.73 gears installed. I do quite a bit of street racing, but I have heard that I will get absolutly no traction on street tires with the new gears. I have 286/40/18 tires on the rear. Is it really worth installing the new gears if I won't be able to get traction?
    2000 Arctic White trans am, ws6 hood, ws6 air box, slp lid, slp smooth bellows, slp loudmouth exhaust,shift kit, rebuilt trans, LS6 intake, 3.73 gears, Shaner S3 p/p throttle body, and a tune . SFC. C6 ZO6 rims 18" in back 17" in front. Drilled and slotted rotors.

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    look at it this way, if you have traction issues now, its going to be worse
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhraformula View Post
    look at it this way, if you have traction issues now, its going to be worse
    Don't really have to much traction issues.............anyone else have any opinions?

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    Get the Gears the car will still accelerate harder you'll just have to learn to work the throttle differently.

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    I had traction issues before my 3.73s so a week before I put in my 3.73s I went and bought some Nitto555Rs hands down they hook up like no other ! I street raced a EVO/AWD and he was taking off at 5k rpm and I was at 1900rpm/a4 and he didnt get any jump on me...Get tires ! no point in spending any money on performance and not getting it to the ground properly. The Nittos would be perfect for your mods and they do really good in the rain. Just a suggestion but I highly recomend it.

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    im stock and from a standstill i cant get traction
    it sucks when im beside a mustang stock but then i cant get traction to leave him till whenever i get out of it let it cetch then get back in it...

    i just need to leave the line better and practice at it more..
    im wanting 3.90's in the rear

    any ideas on rolling into the throttle..

    whats your guys technique...
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    My technique was buying 315/35's in the rear and fixed all my traction issues.
    As far as with street tires I would just ease into the throttle until I got to about 20mph then have it at WOT.Still gonna get fishy when it hits second gear.
    You could also try some softer struts in the rear for some weight transfer.

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    I have rather big tires on the rear now. and i believe they are nitto's i will get the size for you when i get home for lunch and then let me know what you think as far as traction is concerned! Thanks for all the help guys! More comments needed if you have any.

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    Any other suggestions?

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    Bro, I have 4.11's. You just gotta know how to throttle it right. Gears are amazing trust me. Do it you will not regret it. Its like with anything you have to learn to control it. Don't let anyone spook you from installing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHayesLS1 View Post
    Bro, I have 4.11's. You just gotta know how to throttle it right. Gears are amazing trust me. Do it you will not regret it. Its like with anything you have to learn to control it. Don't let anyone spook you from installing them.
    Now that's what i needed to hear! Everyone keeps telling me I will get absolutly no traction! haters

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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    Now that's what i needed to hear! Everyone keeps telling me I will get absolutly no traction! haters
    whoa whoa whoa I am not h8n at all bro just lettin you know that you will be spinning some tread off.
    I absolutly love my 3.73 and will never go back. Not trying to talk you out of it just trying to help you make an informed decision
    Get off me already

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    haha i knew I would get ya going.....

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    ok so whats the widest tire that will fit on a stock 00 SS 17" rim?? Is it even worth it, or do I need new rims?

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    Hell yeah it's worth it!!!
    Its not like you cant leave a light without spinning you cant just hit WOT at a stop and expect to just hook up and go.
    If you have the ss wheels You should have the 275/40 right?
    try and find to softer tread in that size .
    check the wheels and ties section they have lots of info on tires wheels etc.

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    Nittos from a dead stop will spin just as bad as any other tire. Ill spin first all day and night if i really get into it. Nittos only grip really well after they have been heated up. I have yet to find a set of tires that grip really good without some heating. Dont be afraid of the gears though! They make your car so much more fun to drive. Just learn to be easy on the throttle at first, then let her rip!

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