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Old 07-05-2012, 09:05 PM   #1
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I have slicks on my car. 27-10-15 and I'm still spinning first second and partially third with 7 lbs in my tires. What else can I do. I have traction bars.
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What are you launching at? If this is track only car I would get some stiff shocks. Also some good lower control arms and subframe connectors.

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I was easing on the gas until I hit the top of first then I started to get on it. I'm in west palm beach, FL. How much do you want for the tires. Cuz I have a race car on a budget.
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I was easing on the gas until I hit the top of first then I started to get on it. I'm in west palm beach, FL. How much do you want for the tires. Cuz I have a race car on a budget.
i was thinking 120$ + shipping. if with shipping is over 150 then thats all i will charge. i tried to put them on 8" rims and they didnt work out to well because the soft sidewalls made them balloon really bad on the small rim. so im looking for a smaller slick or drag radial. i am willing to trade straight up for a smaller tire. i can also provide you with good pics of them if you want to talk. they have lots of meat on them.
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Heat them properly, then launch hard...
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Re: spinning tires

traction bars CAN help for sure, the right spring rate and shocks/struts can also help that weight transfer along. Getting weight off the front and to the back may also help. Just for fun put some sand bags in the trunk, like 200 lbs and see how the traction goes up (of course 200lbs extra sucks but just to see)

Is the track prepped good?
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spector V, excuse my language but your ****ing cool man, i know alot of ****, i learn alot from you..... sorry for the out-of-conversation comment but i had to say it sometime, ha ha
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Re: spinning tires

I would think it's track prep and not getting enough heat in them unless you're pushing some serious power.

If track and heat aren't it you need to move up in size to a 28 or bigger.
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Re: spinning tires

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I have slicks on my car. 27-10-15 and I'm still spinning first second and partially third with 7 lbs in my tires. What else can I do. I have traction bars.
Launch at a lower RPM. You have to find the sweet spot between bogging and spinning.
If your slicks are old they may be age hardened. If so treat them with some Formula V to revive them and increase the traction.
Remove the front sway bar to drop some weight and free up the suspension a bit.
Remove any unnecessary weight from the front of the car for better weight transfer.
Mark your tire and rim with a bit of paint to be sure the rim is not spinning inside the tire.
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Wondering what power level you are at... And what RPM are you currently launching at.. Auto? Manual?
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