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ramrt1993 07-28-2011 10:28 PM

I Need Help With Traction!
 
Every freakin' time I take off from a dead stop or a 5-15 roll in my wonderful truck, I spin the tires! Even if I don't stall it. Is there any way I can launch my truck without shredding my tires? :D I'm still running my stock tires, I have 4,300 miles on my truck. They're inflated to 40 psi. It seems like since I added the intake and exhaust and let the truck break in, it spins even more now.

erm 07-28-2011 10:37 PM

Lower the tire pressure a bit. Lighten up on the right foot pressure. :D

If ya want to launch without spinning, at the dragstrip you do a burn out.

On the street, ya can do that but it's not recommended. Police hate that stuff...LOL

What kind of tires do you have now?

I have the same problem with my SRT. ;)

ramrt1993 07-28-2011 10:43 PM

The main reason I don't wanna spin is to keep my tires new...burnouts aren't gonna help :LOL:

I have the stock Good-for-a-years I think they're 285/45/22.

TheSatinPumpkin 07-28-2011 10:52 PM

Gently lay in the pedal until you are able to use cruise control.

ramrt1993 07-28-2011 11:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kay9 (Post 578595)
Gently lay in the pedal until you are able to use cruise control.

:LOL: yeah...great idea, I'm sure I'll win a lot of street races that way! :hah:

erm 07-28-2011 11:55 PM

Well, I'd check the wear rating on your tires. The higher the number, the harder the rubber and they are easier to spin.

A stickier tire would help.

If you are gonna street race, you are gonna spin them Goodyears. I could barely keep the Goodyear F1's under my SRT from cooking off, even with a less than full throttle blast. Even at freeway speeds, if I buried the throttle, they'd go up in smoke. Made for some funny times when folks saw me open it up from 65 mph and it started boiling the tires.

I now have a stickier set of Toyos on that car and they don't break loose unless I want them to...which is often... :D

916Timmy 07-28-2011 11:57 PM

My tires are at 35 psi...not sure what the 22's would need...but my truck is on 20's and a tad bit heavier!

ramrt1993 07-29-2011 12:01 AM

I had no idea wear ratings even existed! So, I obviously don't know how to check them. But tomorrow morning I'll look at my tires and see what I can find. I wish I could make mine break loose at freeway speeds...:D I'm thinking I might go to 35 psi, I just don't wanna lose any MPGs.

erm 07-29-2011 12:35 AM

They are on the sidewall of your tires. Also known as a durometer rating, they can range from 200 (sticky) to over 400 (hard and slippery).

Here's some info if you care to read up on it:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=48

TheSatinPumpkin 07-29-2011 12:47 AM

Thought you were referring to general street manners not hole shot street racing.
Get a softer tread tire or run drag radials full time.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ramrt1993 (Post 578604)
:LOL: yeah...great idea, I'm sure I'll win a lot of street races that way! :hah:



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