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Old 11-12-2014, 12:06 PM
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Default Solved my traction problem!

So I kept having traction problems every time I ran my car. Seemed like it just wouldn't hook up.
I've been going back and forth on wheel/tire changes for the last 2 months. So I went with a 17 inch set up and surprisingly the bigger, heavier wheel bit harder than my 15 with drag radials. I'm guessing the extra weight had something to do with that.
So I decided to try out the MT ET Drag on 15s since they seemed to heat up and stick better than the drag radials.
BAM! Solved my traction problem without me shredding my 17s.
Slapped the ET Drags on yesterday and I'm a happy camper.







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Old 11-12-2014, 12:20 PM
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Heating the slicks up for a few test runs.
Getting the slicks hot!: http://youtu.be/WwyQxPVgevQ
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Old 11-12-2014, 07:56 PM
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that's a good time.
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Old 11-12-2014, 08:04 PM
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are you looking for any trim for that car? I've got some that I'm not using.
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:18 AM
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:00 PM
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that's a good time.
In deed it was! The rev limiter kept kicking me out . I have a video I'll post of me racing on street tires though.

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are you looking for any trim for that car? I've got some that I'm not using.
I wish I could afford it. I'm so broke, I decided to just go ahead and stop searching for chrome. Lol
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Here's me racing a friends 2002 WS6 500hp Trans Am on street tires. I lost by half a car due to me only having 3 gears but not too shabby for a heavy tank! Racing a Highly Modded Trans Am:

http://youtu.be/kldmLjZeca8
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Old 11-14-2014, 09:54 AM
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Nice!
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Old 11-16-2014, 11:57 AM
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Hope you have a supply of 7.5 inch rear ends, looks like you will need them, I have 5 in the back yard now, most look worse than this one,

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Hope you have a supply of 7.5 inch rear ends, looks like you will need them, I have 5 in the back yard now, most look worse than this one,

Now Woody, WHY would I need that when I have 2 complete 7.5 rear ends and a Currie G body 9 inch stashed away?
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Old 11-16-2014, 07:47 PM
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I'm not concerned about breaking any rear ends. I always keep spares of most big parts like transmissions, rear ends, engine blocks, and body parts.
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