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P23
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted May 08, 2001 11:01 AM UIN: 111782537
Hi all,just a quick question.I get horrible traction on a wet track,great on dry track,I am opposite of the other drivers.They love the wet track cause they get better traction.Does anyone have a suggestion for me to try to solve this problem?I run a Chevy 1/2 ton pick-up,Ford 9"rear end,and radial recap racing tires.Need to find a way to hook up in the mud.
Just a little more info on what I have done.
Because of another track we run on I now use street tires instead of racing tires.That helped some,I put my truck on some scales and checked out weight distribution.I ended up swapping my rear springs to make it come out right.It handles better now but still loose in the mud.My truck was built to corner straight instead of sideways like the other cars.Don't know if this info will help any or not,but all suggestions are appriciated.

[This message has been edited by P23 (edited June 10, 2001).]

24Crew
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted May 10, 2001 05:15 PM
Try running higher air pressure all the way around on the wet track. I'm no expert, but the way it was explained to me, the tires get better bite if they are softer on a hard surface and harder on a soft surface. Hope this helps.

racer17j
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 165
posted May 11, 2001 07:44 AM UIN: 54865418
what part of the track are ou loosing it all over or a certain part of the turns ? what r u runnign for springs in the back?

Enduro#10
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted June 04, 2001 09:52 PM
I am having the same problem at two local tracks. One track is dry,I run 30lbs. in the front right and step down from there in the other tires. I tried this at the extremely wet track and I was all over the place. I tried 25 in the front and stepped down from there and it handled a lot better, I don't have it perfected yet,but it works for me. Hope this helps. By the way, I have a bomber that weighs 3550.

racer17j
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 165
posted June 05, 2001 11:38 AM UIN: 54865418
if you run over 25 in any tire your asking for trouble

P23
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted June 10, 2001 10:31 PM UIN: 111782537
quote:
Originally posted by racer17j:
what part of the track are ou loosing it all over or a certain part of the turns ? what r u runnign for springs in the back?

I loose it all over.Because I'm not real sure about size of springs all i can tell you is that they are coil.

[This message has been edited by P23 (edited June 10, 2001).]

racer17j
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 165
posted June 11, 2001 12:57 AM UIN: 54865418
well if it scales out al right the only thing i can say is run as low of air pressure on the rear as you can and don't mash the gas ease into it to try to keep them from spinging i notice that alot when new guys start out not sure how long you have been race'n so don't be affended by me saying that but they mash it to the wood coming off the corner and then they look like they got a sworm of bees in the car with them as the try to catch the **** thing lol

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