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Which is the best method to increase traction?

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What is the best way to increase traction?
It used to be fun to burn up the tires but I'm getting sick of it. I want more go and less spin.
I have fairly new tires, Koni shocks with Sport springs and larger sway bars.
(It's a daily driver, so no slicks for everyday driving)
However I can't seem to get traction until 2nd gear.
I currently have some weight in the rear, with a sound system and some misc stuff.
I was leaning to air bags (seperate for each side), but I'm not sure.
 

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What size/brand tires are you currently running? The single biggest factor in traction issues are the tires. I'd look at some 275's for the rear with a relatively soft compound.

-Rod
 

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I had 275 wide Pirelli summer tires on it, but these Fuzions seem to get just as much traction.
 

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Is it even possible to get traction on any street tire with 3.73's, high stall TC, and a supercharged 4.6L?!?! :D

I think the only way to control traction on street tires is via judicious control of the throttle. :thumbsup:
 

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Haha, I guess you are right.

Any opinions on the air bags (I read that some people keep them at 35 psi)?
 

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Carlover007 said:
Any opinions on the air bags (I read that some people keep them at 35 psi)?
I've installed them on a few of my MN12's now. I like them, but they don't really aid in traction.

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Thanks racecougar, that's what I was wondering.

So is there anything else I could do to increase traction other then feathering the throttle or changing the tc?

BTY - I also have a rear strut bar.
 

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whats your tire psi? try to knock it down a hair
 

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Well you live in NY so sandbags for sure, start off in second gear, and feather the throttle on wet and snowy roads. Your going to drive that beautiful car in the snow? Do they salt the roads really bad by you?
 

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your going to drive it in the snow?!?! and hells yeah they salt the crap out of the roads up there. every car i had turned to a pile of rust after a few winters.
 

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i went to school in NY last year. and i can say NY sucks A$$ with their overdone salting. and even after all that, the roads are still bad.
 

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The rear tires are at 25 psi, the fronts are at 28 psi.

Oxman - I'm not planning on using it in the snow.
On dry pavement, I can't get traction until somewhere in 2nd gear.
(I'm not worried about rain/snow)
 

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Carlover007 said:
What is the best way to increase traction?
It used to be fun to burn up the tires but I'm getting sick of it. I want more go and less spin.
I have fairly new tires, Koni shocks with Sport springs and larger sway bars.
(It's a daily driver, so no slicks for everyday driving)However I can't seem to get traction until 2nd gear.
I currently have some weight in the rear, with a sound system and some misc stuff.
I was leaning to air bags (seperate for each side), but I'm not sure.
I thought this was your daily driver, sorry

But i have the same thing, with all the power at the rear wheels, start off in 2nd, you can put your battery in your trunk too.
 

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You and JustinH should talk.He has the same problem!:D
 

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I thought this was your daily driver, sorry

But i have the same thing, with all the power at the rear wheels, start off in 2nd, you can put your battery in your trunk too.
I'm not worried about traction in the snow/rain right now ;) Just annoys me that the car can't launch better.
I do have the rear battery kit, but I'm trying to get a big enough fuse for it before I install it.
 

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Actually I havn't ran it yet. But I am looking forward to it.
I have the 8psi pulley on there right now tho.
 
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