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    Slicks

    Does anybody put slicks on their car? How does AWD work with slicks? Are slicks pointless because our cars can launch hard as hell anyway because of the AWD?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcyb1029 View Post
    Does anybody put slicks on their car? How does AWD work with slicks? Are slicks pointless because our cars can launch hard as hell anyway because of the AWD?
    Depends on your definition. Slicks are definitely going to improve your 60 footer time...BUT...you will likely snap an a shaft or axle due to the hook up. The stock tires are fairly sticky themselves, and in fact, you need to raise the pressure fairly high to make the spin well in order to avoid extreme shock to the powertrain. You WANT the tires to spin with the stock setup, otherwise something is liable to break.

    Have you launched it yet?
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    it depends on what you want to do also, slicks will help you out big time for handling, ie. auto crossing

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    Have you launched it yet?
    Yes, I like to slip it. I also have fuzion XR-i's, I ditched the potenza re92's a long time ago. By stock set up do you mean drive train or engine? I have a act stage 1 clutch and my engine is def. not stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcyb1029 View Post
    Yes, I like to slip it. I also have fuzion XR-i's, I ditched the potenza re92's a long time ago. By stock set up do you mean drive train or engine? I have a act stage 1 clutch and my engine is def. not stock.
    Launch Techniques: READ ME FIRST

    some good reading there. In a nutshell: you need something to slip, be it your clutch or your tires, or else all that shock is absorbed by your transmission and you will blow it up eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jester458 View Post
    it depends on what you want to do also, slicks will help you out big time for handling, ie. auto crossing
    hehe....I'd like to see someone use drag slicks in an autocross. Can you say crumbling side walls?

    I realize you meant road slicks, but this thread is about drag racing...totally different type of slick. Major drag slicks are called "wrinkle walls" for a reason...and it is a reason that doesn't translate well to turning corners at high g's.
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