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 Post subject: Supercharged xr8 ute traction problems!!!
Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:14 pm 
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I got a 2000 supercharged xr8 ute with 400hp atw. Its got 19in wheels on it with decent tyres but i cant seem to get any traction. Can anyone give me any tips on how to solve this problem?
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Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:22 pm 
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Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:22 pm 
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Less power will solve that problem lol, 400rwhp would definitely be a likely cause of traction loss.

What brand and model are these decent tyres that you've got?

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:23 pm 
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take those lead weights off your right foot ;)
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 Post subject: Re: Supercharged xr8 ute traction problems!!!
Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:26 pm 
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being a ute will make it worse coz of less weight over the back wheels.

also solid axle diff... just go easyer on the right pedal.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:59 pm 
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I got a 2000 supercharged xr8 ute with 400hp atw. Its got 19in wheels on it with decent tyres but i cant seem to get any traction. Can anyone give me any tips on how to solve this problem?

fill the ute with beer,200kgs--traction

 

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 Post subject: Re: Supercharged xr8 ute traction problems!!!
Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:52 am 
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Define good tyres. Also, a set of Caltracs would increase traction levels.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Supercharged xr8 ute traction problems!!!
Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:03 pm 
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Benny D wrote:
being a ute will make it worse coz of less weight over the back wheels.

Myth that needs busting. AU-BA etc utes weigh pretty much the same as a comparable sedan.

There are a few options:
1. Softer rear springs which provide better weight transfer and therefore more traction
2. Lower the front spring mounts by creating a spacer bracket, note this needs to be done in conjunction with measurement and possible adjustment of diff pinion angle at normal ride height (the lowering of the front mounts provides increased vector of traction forces downwards creating more downwards force on the tyres - we used this method in the 90s to create better traction on certain production class cars :lol: )
3. As stated by another poster, use of Caltrac hardware

I was able to get pretty good traction in my BA Supercharged Pursuit by using the softer springs, Bilstein shocks, and Yokohama Advan tyres.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Supercharged xr8 ute traction problems!!!
Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:06 am 
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You might be able to pickup a bit of extra traction if you play with your rear tyre pressure. Otherwise, it's a leaf spring setup, what about a set of "slapper bars"? Yes I'm just old enough to know what they are.....

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Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:15 am 
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you could get ladder bars and wheel stand around town

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:19 pm 
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