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Old 07-19-2004, 04:49 PM   #1
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Default burn outs/launching -- heavy wheels v light?

I went to the strip firday night, in an attempt to put in better times I put my stock 16's back on.

With the 16's/RE92 combo I found it much more difficult to get a solid launch, and ended up bogging down when with my 17s I usually just get a little wheel spin and keep going.

This seems counter intuitive to because I would think you would have more energy going to the ground because there is less energy being used to accelerate the mass of the wheel.


so W T F?

they astricks out *** now? ***
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Old 07-20-2004, 02:59 AM   #2
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Increase the tire pressure of the 92's to like 40f/38r or something like that... it helps get a nice firm launch, from my experiences.
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Old 07-20-2004, 03:17 AM   #3
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*** has always been astericks. And what he said.
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Old 07-20-2004, 08:02 AM   #4
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Uhh, why is this in 'vendor for sale -> Wheels/tires'
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Old 07-20-2004, 10:51 AM   #5
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my tire pressure on the RE92s was 51/45

On the kuhmo 712's I have on my 17's (225/45) I run 40/36
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Old 07-20-2004, 10:58 AM   #6
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It's just the RE 92's have awesome traction compared to your kuhmo's. lol
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Old 07-20-2004, 02:12 PM   #7
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the RE92's do have a wear rating of 160 v 280 on the kuhmos

I honestly think the compound in the RE92's does grip better, just that the sidewalls are bunk.
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Old 08-10-2004, 08:50 AM   #8
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hmmm.... interesting. ive only been to the track 5 or 6 of times, but ive gotten better times with my RE92's. i would air them up a few pounds and launching was nice. i have a handful of 1.7 60ft's under my belt. with my Mich Pilots, i couldnt get under a 1.9.

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Old 08-10-2004, 11:07 AM   #9
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ever watched one of the huge dragsters launch? Those big balloon tires twist and deform like you wouldn't believe... this gives them better traction... we're not limited like they are so the 17's aren't taking up the slack the way the 16's do, they just give out
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Old 08-10-2004, 11:11 AM   #10
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Wouldn't dropping the tire achive a better "hook up" at the line, or is not true for an AWD system? I've never taking mine drag racing so I'm ignorate to the fact.
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well, yes, if you were already traction limited... the problem is we dont' have enough power to break the extra traction, so the engine bogs
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Old 08-10-2004, 11:12 PM   #12
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Lighter tires are always faster. Work on launching.
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Old 08-11-2004, 08:37 PM   #13
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and um... perhaps you shouldn't even use the words "burnout" and "WRX" in the same sentence - much less try to DO a burnout in a WRX. Crap I just used the words burnout and WRX (twice) in the same sentence, didn't I? DAMMIT! I did it again! HELP!

What I am trying to say is this:

Don't do burnouts in "that AWD car" unless you have 9,586,230,957 dollars to spend on new transmission parts. k thx bye.
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Old 08-12-2004, 03:37 PM   #14
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Quote:
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Don't do burnouts in "that AWD car" unless you have 9,586,230,957 dollars to spend on new transmission parts. k thx bye.
Man that's an expensive tranny. Dooly noted!
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