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Old 12-16-2011, 02:57 AM
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I see that some of you are racing with open differentials.
I have a 2011 Sport CC with 3:55 open diff.
What is the best technique for a good launch with this truck?
4WD on or off? TC on or off?
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:18 AM
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Every truck will be a little bit different. You can try 2wd and if you get some spin put it in 4wd and let er rip

I would take the T/C off because whenever mine kicks on i get wheel hop like crazy and that breaks things and slows ya down!


Let us know what your truck runs!


Also, for true street tires a giant john force burnout isnt necessary, simply spin the tire over a few times to clean the dirt/rocks off of it and pull forward to stage
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Maybe some cheap winter tires to use for the track will help too?
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^An extras set of tires is the best thing, plus you can adjust your final ratio that way as well to your advantage. Also like SS4luck said on street tires you don't want to burn them, just turn them over for a second. Getting them too hot will ruin the tire's characteristics and end up making it slicker than before.

TC off is always better IMO, a little bit of wheel spin won't slow you down nearly as much as the TC.

Usually at prepped track traction is equal from side to side, and you will get both tires gripping anyway, so it actually isn't as big of a deal on the track as it is on the street.

EDIT: And I'd run 2wd as long as you could before absolutely needing 4wd.
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Agreed on not spinning street tires for traction prep but maybe a couple of rotations to remove any remnant debris stuck in the tread.
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I do a quick spin, out of the water to clean the tires and just go from there. TC off is good, you have to learn how your truck launches. I have the 3.21 rear end, so not a lot of drama off the line unless the track is bad.
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Thank's for the info.
I actually have never raced anything with 4 wheels before.
This is the first truck I've had with enough HP to make it interesting.
Had Fords before.
Racing season is over here for the year.
The local track won't be open untill May.
I think I would like to give it a try.
You're never too old, right?
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That is when most people hit their racing prime! Great hobby....just remember that if you really like it, you won't have that open diff problem anymore or any extra money!
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Thank's for the info.
I actually have never raced anything with 4 wheels before.
This is the first truck I've had with enough HP to make it interesting.
Had Fords before.
Racing season is over here for the year.
The local track won't be open untill May.
I think I would like to give it a try.
You're never too old, right?
my 62 year old dad used to make 1/8th mile hits in my 8 second camaro until he blew a knee out and couldnt get around the cage anymore. Your never to old to act like a kid again
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