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Author Topic:   Traction control
modman97
Member
posted April 21, 2002 09:56 AM
Does anybody have any insight on traction control devices, or Olsen style lockers?
I understand that there is a system that works from your MSD box costing around $3000. This is a little much to spend racing for $200 to win ,but I would like to know a little more about what im up against.
Feel free to E-mail me in confidence.


doowchuck
Member
posted April 21, 2002 05:54 PM
Joe, you can order a programable ignition box from Summit. VERY ILLEGAL!!!!! The rest of us really would'nt appreciate it.
John


tls88mod
Member
posted April 21, 2002 07:15 PM
www.moretraction.com


George Gilliland
Member
posted April 22, 2002 01:23 PM
I use my right foot for traction control, it works fair and its always in the car with me any way. So how are you doing Modman?

George.



racerwilson
Member
posted April 23, 2002 11:31 AM
I have a sophisticated traction control system that works off of my right foot and the seat of my pants!
LOL


dirtracr
Member
posted April 23, 2002 09:29 PM
here is an interesting tip, i use a high rpm cam, its range is 4600-7500 rpm when you come off the corner since the motor is not in the range of the cam you get less wheel spin but when you hit the range the car flies. try it and see.


modman97
Member
posted April 23, 2002 11:02 PM
Thanks to most of you guys on here I had a good car right out of the box. But im being beat by traction control. I ran high,low, backed it it, bonzied. But was spanked anyway. I have recieved e-mails from others in the same boat. We just need to keep pluggin away, it will be just that much sweeter!


lias_37
Member
posted April 24, 2002 04:30 PM
Sean,
Thanks for your response. As you know, our tracks dont have tech guys. I would never spend that kind of money on something illegal. Its out there though. I have received over 20 E-mails from other drivers regarding this.
As a 5 time Regional Champion you could bring a lot to this forum. I never doubted your knowledge of physics ,competitiveness or driving ability. Many of us on here struggle on dry slick tracks,using hard spec tires. You have mastered it. Please enlighten us!


155fan
Member
posted April 24, 2002 08:24 PM
MODMAN97 Enlighten us? I think that info is for him to know and for you to find out. Why should he just tell you? He did the work, and you get the answers? No offense, but seriously that is ridiculous. Sharing some info is understandable...


modman97
Member
posted April 25, 2002 05:09 PM
Anth USA-
You are absolutely correct,
I was just hoping that he would shed some light for the rest of us ,and save us all from taking the college Physics course.


lias_37
Member
posted April 26, 2002 11:07 PM
quote:
Originally posted by lias_37:
Most of the cars I see at the tracks that I race at are not what I call "working dynamically" that is they run around the track like "shoe boxes with dowel pinned wheels." In short I'm saying the suspension is not working. I've had many drivers ask me why there car doesn't do this or that. They say they have had it on scales ect... But they don't realize a car can look perfect on scales (weight percentages right where they should be) But once they are on the track things change, The control arm angles change, which changes wheel bases, which also changes the perfect anti-squat you had in the garage, And I could go on, bumpsteer,rollcenters ect... Probably nothing new to most of you, but you should take a good hard look at what your car's suspension is doing while it is going thru it's motion on the track.And that brings me to another item, Even if everything is perfect on your car (gears, motor, static setup, dynamic setup, driver) How can some guys and there are alot out there show up to the track with last weeks mud still on the car and expect to clean up. Now I'm not busting on anyone but we all see it happen. A cars suspension HAS TO WORK FREELY! MODMAN watch the DIRT mods very closely, they roll, they lean, pick and drop ect.. and they have no where near the suspension capabilities that IMCA mods do. Granted they have huge tires, but still most of the big boys Decker, McCready you can see their cars working,they are free. And Anth USA-1 you are right, I don't mind helping people out,but some of the more "finer tuned knowledge was ****ed hard to come by" Nobody handed it out, most was trial and error.



prostock07
Member
posted August 17, 2002 06:26 AM
traction control retards the timing 12 degrees 5 cars will get by use your right foot like the rest of us do

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prostock07


modman97
Member
posted August 17, 2002 04:50 PM
Dude-
Are you that bored?
At 6 o'clock in the morning your responding to a 3 month old post.


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