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Old 04-18-2010, 08:55 AM
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Question Cannot hook up at track!

Went to the track last night with stock tires and was having all kinds of problems. Raced once and the truck started smoking from under the hood, so i said **** this, and changed the tune.

Anyways, I got one good launch in and went a 2.3 60' because the truck was hopping so damn bad. The pass was a 14.33 at like 94 or something.

Anyways, what can I do to help get traction and stop the hopping?
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lower the truck or get some traction bars
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Strap the front end down, traction bars in the rear.
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:11 AM
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Strap the front end down, traction bars in the rear.
What do you mean strap the front end down?
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:18 AM
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Some folks that pull, use a strap to strap the leaf spring to the frame, less travel and wheel hop up front.
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:24 AM
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Some folks that pull, use a strap to strap the leaf spring to the frame, less travel and wheel hop up front.
I don't have leaf springs though...
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:31 AM
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Radius arm to the frame then.
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:28 AM
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Radius arm to the frame then.
damn. how tight do i make them?
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i took my truck to the track and had bad traction probs too. i literally spun the tires half way down the track. no joke. after a few runs we brought the tire pressure from like 80 down to 20 and the truck hooked up really good and we got it down to a 15.2
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:28 AM
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i took my truck to the track and had bad traction probs too. i literally spun the tires half way down the track. no joke. after a few runs we brought the tire pressure from like 80 down to 20 and the truck hooked up really good and we got it down to a 15.2
you launch in 4wd?
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