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Rockn blk dak
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10/24/2002
03:02:09

Subject: me vs. 99 firebird, and then a cougar
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well tonite i had 2 races first up against a 99 firebird with the v-6, off the line he beat me! because i spun it for about 30ft, but once i hooked i slowly pulled on him and won. my second race was against a cougar not sure what year no biggie i spun, then i hooked and won. so u see my point, i cant stop spinning!, i need some serious traction because i get none somebody please help.

4.7 auto r/c 3.55(open) 255/65/16 tires



AlmightyDart
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10/24/2002
04:13:18

RE: me vs. 99 firebird, and then a cougar
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I have the same problem with my 2001 R/T 5.9. The best thing i can tell you is to not hammer on the pedal so hard. Try to "launch you truck". Rev it up to about 1,500 RPM, more or less depending on your truck. Depress the break and shoot your truck your tires may still spin, but they should hook better than just slamming it in drive. It's hard to get, you'll have to keep practicing untill you get your sweet spot for it to not spin out. I'm still learning haha



notchlx
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10/24/2002
07:47:39

RE: me vs. 99 firebird, and then a cougar
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Go get some $50 Lakewood universal traction bars from Pep Boys, Auto Zone, or whatever is near you. It eliminates the terrible wheel hop, and plants the tires on the ground... You will still need to work on your launch.

Get some fatter/softer tires too.



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10/24/2002
08:21:04

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Great Kid! Don't get Cocky!

Quit picking on v-6's, your giving us 4.7 guys a bad name!



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10/24/2002
11:53:33

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If the V6 starts it they're fair game.



cbsdakota
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10/24/2002
14:53:35

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Good deal. You beat a 3.8L V6 with, what, like 210HP and a massive 2.5L V6 (if not the 4 banger) with 170hp. Tried any riding lawn mowers yet. They hook up good and have alot of low end so practice that launch;)

97 Dodge Ram SS/T, black w/ silver stripes, Carsound cat and 40 Series Flowmaster

afi360
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10/24/2002
17:49:20

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i hate my lakewoods...did nothing for me...if you do want some traction, get a (i think its either) cal-tech or comp engineering slidealink...awww hail naw thats what im doing in the spring!



conig
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10/24/2002
18:37:06

RE: me vs. 99 firebird, and then a cougar
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Get a powertrax lockright.

I had the same gears and open end as you do. I added a power trax locker and my 255-50-17 gforce terrains would only churp the tires with my automatic.

needless to say I gained so much traction I did something I always said I would never do and lifted a 2wd truck. and have yet to have a 4x4 out do me, but they are not serious off road trucks just toyotas and z71's with tires.



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10/24/2002
21:08:55

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Have you tried bleach on the tires before you burn out and stage??? Their is also a resin designed to be sprayed on car tire that increases traction so they do not get stuck in the snow. It realy makes your tires tacky!!! It is safe for them and will not degrade the ruber the way bleach does. I would not get a power traxs. If you want a good posi/ls/ locker then get a detroit locker, and auburn gear, or a Torsen Torque Biasing unit!! The Torsen is my favorite for street use and the Detroit Locker is my favorite for off road. The best for the money (price point) is usualy the Auburn Gear unit. It has been a few years since I shoped for them but those would be my choices. The power trax is cheap, does not strengthen the rear end at all and they tend to fail with little to no warning. They are realy kinda crude and have a history of failing in less then 50,000 miles of use.



LiveDakota
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10/24/2002
22:31:13

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I wouldnt recommend using bleach. If i remember correctly, they used to use it at drag strips a long while back and had a problem with it igniting which is why they just use water. If this is incorrect or totally wrong dont flame me for it, just heard it from an old racing buddy.

HUH? WHAT? I CANT HEAR YOU!

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3/02/2004
02:13:22

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my 79 cougar will smoke ur dodge sp it dont matter mines got a 460 with a stip blower and strip cam and rods,pistons, all out but hey its k lol lol



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