Topic: Getting traction at the drag strip?

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    jebfastlane
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    Mar 12, 2008 at 4:22 pm
    I have 1998 Trans Am that is supercharged+ and I am getting 352 HPRW and have been unable to get traction to hold at the rear. I am running 17" drag radials to no avail, was only able to knock off a 1/2 second in my time's. My best run at 3800 feet alt. is only 13.45 and I should be in the high 11's or low 12's, using 3.7 gearing, six speed transmition. I have added nothing but heavier shocks to the rear and added a 100 lbs of shot in the back, I know adding wieght is not a good option. Has anyone had the same traction problem and how did you resolve it I can not put more money into the engine until I get this problem fixed. Last May I was only able to hit the low 14's do to this, but my times where consistant enouth to win a shoot out, but this TA has the power to do better.

     

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    BigNuttyPaul
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    Mar 13, 2008 at 7:36 am
    have you done anything in the back other then shocks? an adjustable torque arm will let you adjust the pinion angle. if you haven't already i would get rid of the stock lower control arm for something thast doesn't flex on hard launch. or at least replace all the bushing with polyurethane even the torque arm mount. you could also think about drag launch springs. get a thought.

     

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