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Unread 12-16-2009, 08:41 AM   #1
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I can't seem to get any traction until third gear!!!! I have 245/45-17 tires 3.73 gear and running 14 lbs boost after market heads polished and ported and same for the intake has long tube headers and 2.5 exhaust with x-pipe high flow cats and 2 chambered flows...Anyone have suggestions? Yes it's on the street.....

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Unread 12-16-2009, 08:43 AM   #2
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Use less throttle, or get stickier tires. There isn't much you can do back there without ruining the handling of the car....now, if you don't care about handling, you can always go for a 4-link and some drag radials.
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You don't floor it when dragging. Most cars just don't have the grip for it. Just go easy on it, let the tires bite then ease up from there. Only with lots of practice will you get your timing and acceleration down pat and lower your 1/4 mile times. I can't grip till 3rd gear either in my GT. I don't ever hit the floor with the throttle when in 1st and I give it about 65-75% throttle when I hit second and then from about 4k RPM into 2nd on I floor it.

Either find an abandoned stretch of road somewhere or go to your local drag strip one weekend and wear out a set of tires.
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where are you talking about gripping? at the track? in the snow? in the rain? on the road? a drag track that is scraped and sprayed can give you much better traction than a regular road. if you want grip at the track get drag radials or drag slicks. Nice enough drag slicks will let you not only floor it all the way, but even let you launch at higher RPM without loosing traction.

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I figured it was on the street since he was talking about a v6 stang with a blower on it. Usually you'd see a 5.0 stang if it was for the drag strip. Cheaper to build and faster.
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It could be the strip. Odd and abnormal vehicles are starting to come into the norm. I've actually seen a couple of V6 'Stangs run on Pinks All Out, and there's always that rusty looking chevy pickup with a healthy 572 that's doing low 11's I think. Plus, there's no denying a V6 can push out the numbers you need to be fast in the quarter, all you need to do is stuff 14 pounds of boost down it's throat and hope the diff holds
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It could be the strip. Odd and abnormal vehicles are starting to come into the norm. I've actually seen a couple of V6 'Stangs run on Pinks All Out, and there's always that rusty looking chevy pickup with a healthy 572 that's doing low 11's I think. Plus, there's no denying a V6 can push out the numbers you need to be fast in the quarter, all you need to do is stuff 14 pounds of boost down it's throat and hope the diff holds
True, but they are even more rare as track only cars. That's why I assumed it was for the street. Which is it op. Not that it really matters.
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I figured it was on the street since he was talking about a v6 stang with a blower on it. Usually you'd see a 5.0 stang if it was for the drag strip. Cheaper to build and faster.
I just assumed you were talking about the strip because you talked about dragging.

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On the street, you say...yeah, I suggest you learn fine throttle control. You aren't going to find tires that will hook up with full throttle applied AND are DOT legal. You'd probably get grip if you ran pure slicks, but those are quite illegal, and will make you crash in the rain
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Ok guys well that all sounds good....I have just aquired this ODD car as you called it and have never driven a supercharged car. I am used to the Carbed small and big block motors that you can dump the clutch and go...not this car. I can take off from 15 mph and if I do not let up at 8lbs boost it will break out. second gear is the samething. The other problem I have when I do go the the strip or old aboadoned rd...if I dump the clutch and go it sometimes kicks the belt off (even a new belt)....any suggestions?

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