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Old 11-03-2011, 08:05 AM
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What can I do to get the most hp form my engine to the pavement I know about the ring and pinion I'm getting a set of 4.10 Friday possibly is that the ideal for the track and what else can I do keeping in mind I have a low budget. Thanks guys.
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1 Don't spin the tires at the line! It may look cool, but trackwise it cost you ET. Get some dedicated slicks or drag radials for track use. Also get skinniest for the front to refuse I sprung weight.
2) LSD or other type of locker
3) practice your launch
4) couple of sandbags in the bed to help weight transfer

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Like what drive train upgrades should I do that r cheap to get all my torque and ho to the pavement?
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There's not a whole lot that's really cost effective. Best bang/buck drivetrain mods are gearing and torque converter(assuming you're an auto). They are give and take though...
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Maybe get a 2nd job? ( I'm being serious!)

As said above^^ racing isn't cheap. Speed costs if you want to be competitive, even in bracket racing.....
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Yea so what can I do to my drivetrain and transmission to get more torque from my motor to the ground besides ring and pinion and also a locker ?
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Yea so what can I do to my drivetrain and transmission to get more torque from my motor to the ground besides ring and pinion and also a locker ?
Basically a better torque converter and gearing are the only somewhat cost effective ways.
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Other options are a lighter weight drive shaft, like aluminum or even a carbon fiber one, but those get pricey but are super light so you're not dealing with the spun weight of the steel one.
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Thanks guys those r good starters. Also what kind of torque converter should I get? And if anything else comes to mind leme know.
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An alum driveshaft is definitely a plus, same with lightweight (smaller) alum wheels, smaller and lighter tires, etc... Going to an electric fan also would reduce drag and free up a few hp by removing the mechanical fan. As far as the torque converter, it really depends on your application, a higher stall rpm usually helps overall, but sometimes can hurt top end power, so it's sort of give and take. What is the main purpose of the truck daily driver, drag racing, off roading, towing, etc...? You can do some research on google about torque converters.
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