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Old 10-16-2010, 09:52 PM
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Need traction for truck

What is the best way to get traction in a truck? It's a 2wd 454, 6" drop, 3.73 rear with gov-lov, and Nitto drag radials (275/60/15). I do not get any wheel hop, just a smooth one tire fire. These are the stickiest tires I can afford to run on a daily basis.

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Old 10-16-2010, 09:59 PM
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Must be your Gov-loc is letting you down, only one tire fire. I'd say that would be the first thing to replace, get a decent differential that will pit power to both tires.

Still using the stock rear springs, or have some leaves been removed to make it softer??
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diff lock or no lock

The gov locks never were very good, add a good detroit locker but get away from the gov lock. Could add some slapper bars or ladder bars or even lose 1 leaf to drop it a bit for weight transfer and soften it up a bit.
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Yeah, that gov-loc is a giant steaming pile of you know what. I think that will have to be my next modification. I'm leaning towards a Detroit locker, as I do not trust limited slips after this gov-loc fun. The rear leafs have the stock amount of leaves. There is nothing as irritating as having horsepower that you know will never get to the ground.
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Don't forget weight transfer from the front also. Sway bar removal and lighter front shocks will compliment rear end mod's too. Not much weight on the rear of a truck.
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