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Old 21st January 2007, 10:14   #16
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guys what if the front is given a rake and the back is raised the weight of the engine and fwd will increase the traction is that possible.
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Old 22nd January 2007, 12:09   #17
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Key basics:

- Better Tyres
- Slightly lower pressure up front
- Right launch RPM
- Stiffer suspension that will not allow the front to lift (Raising the rear helps but if you can keep the car even nothin like it.)

Originally Posted by heelntoe View Post
here's another thing to mull over. since the engine is oevr the front wheels there will be more weight over them hence in a fwd, there is a chance of hooking up rather than spinning the wheels. i know the weight shifts to the back and such but how do two cars having the same weight over the front wheels compare, one being a front driver and ther other a rear wheel drive?
Well the weight transfer on launch will ift the car wether it is a FWD or a RWD, hence if it is a RWD the weight is a lot more on the driven tyres giving great traction.

However if it is a FWD a lift would lead to a wheel spin and Hop which will mean a slower launch / trap speed.

The key to do the best a the drag is to nail the first 60 feet.

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Old 22nd January 2007, 17:24   #18
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thanks psycho.
i hear that a good 60' time is very critical for a good trap speed.
i bet it gets harder and harder to launch high powered cars because of traction issues and even though they might get a good time, their trap speed will suffer.
thanks for clarifying.
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