Wheels & Tires - Slower time with Radials ?!?!?!?!?!?!
12-13-2007, 01:32 PM
:confused: i recently got a pair of bf goodwrench radials in hopes that i would hook up. as i thought, the tires gripped without spinning, however, the car was slower and the engine acted sluggish coming off the line also i ran about 5mph slower than usual. why is this?
12-13-2007, 01:45 PM
You bogged, with the extra grip from the drag tire you need to raise your launch rpm accordingly. Play with the rpm's a bit to find that good point. What spun on street tires maybe no where near the capacity of a good d/r.
I've always been told to launch the stock 10bolt so it has just a bit of slip for sake of holding it together, but perhaps some wiser members will expand or prove me wrong.
12-13-2007, 02:18 PM
Yes hooking hard + 10 bolt usually = grenading it.
12-13-2007, 04:06 PM
traction can also cause your mph to go down a bit anyway. I agree raise your launch rpm till you get just a little slip on the tires for the 10-bolt sake
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