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Author Topic:   With so much tire, does traction control really make a difference in a late model?
jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5556
posted August 15, 2002 08:46 AM UIN: 16262997
With so much tire, does traction control really make a difference in a late model?
Yes (157 votes) 84.86%
No (20 votes) 10.81%
? (8 votes) 4.32%
(Total Votes: 185 )

NRG77
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 31
posted August 17, 2002 02:33 AM
We have a D-55 tire rule so yeah, I guess it would make a big difference, traction is everything. I wish they would either police this problem better or make the darn things cheap and legal.

race8k
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 98
posted August 21, 2002 10:35 AM
Has anyone actually seen someone get caught with traction control?
I not talking about what you heard but have actually witnessed.

66jj
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 352
posted September 01, 2002 05:23 PM
quote:
Originally posted by race8k:
Has anyone actually seen someone get caught with traction control?
I not talking about what you heard but have actually witnessed.

IVE SEEN ONE USED AND ITS OBVIOUS , IT SOUND LIKE A REV LIMITER AT THE DRAG RACES.

[This message has been edited by Smackdown (edited September 04, 2002).]

devil wrench
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 100
posted September 09, 2002 08:43 AM
The newest versions don't sound like a stutter box at all. They just drop the timing back a few degrees to flatten off the motor. Can't be heard in a race, but in qualifying, with a good ear knowing what to listen for, they can be detected.

Check out the discussion on the message board at www.billsdirtlatemodels.com.

RudyMonster
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted September 19, 2002 07:56 AM UIN: 149493009
I've never personally seen or heard one, but then again I don't know any of the guys I run with that could afford it! I did hear that Dale McDowell got busted for it at a UDTRA race earlier this year. I think that's what got all the talk started about traction control devices.

kj
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted October 25, 2002 09:52 PM
They put drivers in the cars for a reason. Traction controll can allow a n idiot to run conpeditively and also skrew the real drivers up. Drive the car like you're supposed to.

techmaster35
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 259
posted October 27, 2002 03:25 PM
McDowell did get caught with it and i know of a guy that had it at columbus motor speedway and the tech guys couldnt find it til they gave up and the guy showed them. he hid the RPM sensor in the alternator. he told them he could hide them in the power steering pump, alternator, oil pump, rearend oil cooler pump. he said that anything that is turned by the engine can be used. then you can use MSD boxes and other thing like that to do it to. i heard about a trick with a microwave that can mess the traction control up and cause it not to work right.

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gphillips
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 15
posted October 30, 2002 04:56 PM
Yeah, traction control will help, even with "all that tire" a late model runs. Anything that limit rear tire slippage, will help a driver go to the front of the pack!!

66jj
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 352
posted October 30, 2002 08:07 PM
the one ive seen used and heard used was the size of a lighter and just clipped on to a msd boxes wire, i think the purple one. its the latest best there is supposedly, and you could still tell when it worked....

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