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P23
Member
posted May 08, 2001 11:01 AM
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
Member
posted May 10, 2001 05:15 PM
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
Member
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
Member
posted June 05, 2001 11:38 AM
if you run over 25 in any tire your asking for trouble


P23
Member
posted June 10, 2001 10:31 PM
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
Member
posted June 11, 2001 12:57 AM
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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