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Old 06-09-2013, 10:43 AM   #1
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Traction/drifting HELP!

Ok so I've had my 01 TJ 5spd w/o ABS for awhile now when I bought it...it had cheap mud terrains from pep boys that had basically noting left on them...they were very loud but still had remarkable road traction(like not drifting while cornering or spinning tires at a light when on a wet road) now I have basically new wrangler duratracs and it slides all over e place when it's wet out!...I was told they have amazing traction though...is it my driving or is it something mechanical I need to look at? And if its my driving what am I doing wrong?

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Old 06-09-2013, 10:54 AM   #2
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How about some more info about your setup? Lift? What's your tire pressure?

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Old 06-09-2013, 10:58 AM   #3
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Sorry no lift tires at normal listed pressure on tire(forgot what it is)
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The listed tire pressure is not a good thing to go by.. Each time I've had new tires, (many many times) the shops always put the max recommended pressure in... You should have no more than 36 lbs, and no less than 30 lbs, depending on the weight you are carrying... Cruising around I run 32 lbs,,, loaded up with camping gear and trailer I run 32 up front and 36 in the rears..
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My duratracks seem fine, im down to 1/3 tread and they are a little slippy now .
I run 30 front 27 rear on 31 10. 5s .
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Ok so I've had my 01 TJ 5spd w/o ABS for awhile now when I bought it...it had cheap mud terrains from pep boys that had basically noting left on them...they were very loud but still had remarkable road traction(like not drifting while cornering or spinning tires at a light when on a wet road) now I have basically new wrangler duratracs and it slides all over e place when it's wet out!...I was told they have amazing traction though...is it my driving or is it something mechanical I need to look at? And if its my driving what am I doing wrong?
Lift it some you'll get more body roll won't slide out as easy lol I uses to go around drifting In my jeep until I lifted it now its hard to get sideways on gravel haha
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Sorry no lift tires at normal listed pressure on tire(forgot what it is)
The pressure molded onto the tire's sidewall is never the correct pressure to actually run, that is only the tire's maximum safe pressure to only be used when the tire is forced to carry its absolute maximum load. What pressure is in your tire & what size is it?
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:58 PM   #9
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Check that tire pressure when I bought my '06 the previous owner had the tires at 55lbs! I hit some rain on the the road a few days later and it was like trying to drive on ice. I chalked the tires and the contact patch was just in the very middle of the tire. Currently running happily at 32lbs with a nice smooth ride and plenty on traction.

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