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Old 07-28-2011, 10:28 PM
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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? 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.
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Lower the tire pressure a bit. Lighten up on the right foot pressure.

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

I have the stock Good-for-a-years I think they're 285/45/22.
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Gently lay in the pedal until you are able to use cruise control.
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Gently lay in the pedal until you are able to use cruise control.
yeah...great idea, I'm sure I'll win a lot of street races that way!
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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...
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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!
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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... I'm thinking I might go to 35 psi, I just don't wanna lose any MPGs.
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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
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Thought you were referring to general street manners not hole shot street racing.
Get a softer tread tire or run drag radials full time.

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