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Tires a roastin

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Big Red, Aug 14, 2004.

  1. Big Red

    Big Red 1/2 ton status

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    is it just me and my truck (350tbi/700R4/32's/stock gears) or is anyone else not able to roast their tires? im gettin royally pissed that i can't smoke 'em up and put some hondas to shame /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif...i know i should probably change the gears, but i wanna know if anyone else has this problem.
     
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    tbi /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    my 89 burb won't spin them, and thats stick not that slush box thing.

    My old carb rig spun them pretty good. My 95 TBI truck with slushy wouldn't do crap as far as spinning them. And my 97 I can prety much do nothing but spin the crap out of them.
     
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    Big Red 1/2 ton status

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    ok, so if i do change my gears, how hi should i go? 3.73, 4.10? (or sumwhere around that) man, here goes next weeks paycheck already. lol. one other thing, when i do change gears, do i need to change any other driveline components (i.e- u-joints to take the stress?) and what the heck is wrong with tbi? it gets better mileage than ur carbs do...and i can run at any angle. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    my Jimmy can spin 31's with a mildly modified 350, sm465 and a np208, in 2 hi, first gear and reverse /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    my blazer can get the 38s loose, cant remember too good, but prolly the 42s also. Im going to put a line lock in it though, because I cant sit and roast em, the truck just jumps into the air, launches really good! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    I must be getting old, cause I don't want too roast tires that cost as much as what I paid for my 36" Hawg's. /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Left two black marks outside my house today after coming back from the car show http://michels.nu/gallery/parade unknown internal 350/sm465 3.73. Chirps the 31"'s with very little effort.
     
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    yeah, thanks for not answering my questions stick junkies. lol. that another thing, most of u guys have sticks...stick=more direct action than slushy. and TREO boy (Z3PR /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif) i only roast my crappy a$$ old tires, the new ones are still on my rally rims in my back yard. just waiting for winter.
     
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    Have you tried it using the power braking method?

    I haven't tried hard, but mine won't turn loose. I blame it on the gears. I'm going to 3.73, but I don't have overdrive. With over drive I'd look at 4.56.

    Yes, I know, even with 32s.
     
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    thats the only way i can even get it to think of doing it...it just loads up, @$$ end hi in the air, and nada thing. sometimes it just grabs so much it pushes the whole truck forward, and thats on dry. inw et is another story, in the rain i can do it anywhere. all i need to do is get them to break loose, after that, they're toast. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    I'm sure having a 5000Lb+ rig helps out your problem /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif
     
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    You could make pretty much anything with a 465 roast em in first gear. Hell, my stock '69 with a '74 350 (non-rebuilt) could burn the tires (32" OD bias ply cheapies) right off in first. If I power brake, I can do it in first and second.

    Work truck, '96 C3500 w/ Vortec 350/4l80e, wont spin unless theyre sittin on gravel.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    TREO boy

    [/ QUOTE ] Are you saying I know what high quality is ??
     
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    i cant rost shmit. unless theres snow or rain. revers i can roast them good. 91 tbi 350. i want to go efi and new heads, cams,ect then maby nos. then ill rost the shmit outa em.
     
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    I can't roast my 33" tires with 3.08's , could never roast 31's or 32's for that matter . With my locker I can squeal in a parking lot though .

    Spinning tires isn't all that , driving onto the Honda's and FLEXING is
     
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    I can smoke the 35's in mine /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif 4.10's and sm465
     
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    I can't powerbrake or anything. My truck won't even spin on gravel!!! I blame it on the 33" tires (wouldn't burn em with stock tires either), ridiculously high gears( I'm startin to think they are 2.73....), and a carbed 305. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
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    Most of the problem is with the stall rating on the auto tranny's. If you can't roast them with your auto, thats really not a bad thing. That means you have a low stall ratio...if you had a high stall ratio like 3000rpm than you could probably roast them a lot easier. Low stall ratio is good for off road, usual means you end up with better torque multiplication or something along those lines. Don't quote me on that haha /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    how do u power break
     
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    stand on the brake and gas at the same time
     

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