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 Post subject: Tire pressure for sliding
PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:40 am 
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i have no real knowledge about tire pressure and the effect it can have on the level/type of grip available to you.

I know every set of tires is different and everybody has their own slide style, but as a low powered beginner with cheap tires, what are some methods you would recommend.

I am thinking that w/low power i should jack up the pressure quite a bit to make it easier to slide, i have kept the pressure @30-35 & after reading project car mag this month i see how i have a lot to learn. i have found it very hard to lose traction and keep my wheel speed up and end up just bogging out of a drift & straightening out

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:47 pm 
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I run at street tire pressures. Like 34 psi hot. If your bogging you need to go faster. What diff are you running? Throw project car magazine in the trash.



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i now run close to 50psi hot in the rear. stretched tires call for more psi so they dont de-bead. it happened to me and a friend. i run 18x12 with a 265/35 for rears.

run about 40psi hot in the front. run a 18x10 with 235/40 for fronts.



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You've got huge wheels Tyler. I'm just sayin.



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you now what they say about huge wheels.
























they need alot of rubber.



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:11 pm 
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understeer, lower front pressure a little at a time.
not getting oversteer, raise rear pressure a little at a time.

with my limited knowledge of drifting in an NA car, you really have to play with pressures and be constant with your tire selection.



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60psi or go home. fact.



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depending on tire sizes. going up and down can make a difference too. if you are using a tire with a tall side wall. yuo may need to go up in psi to get more traction. but if you have a short side wall you go down.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:26 pm 
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basically it all depends on what you are running and how the car is responding/driving right?

i've got a Nismo 2 way. i run all different kinds of tires & now that have an air compressor to bring to the events i guess i'll just play with the pressures a bit.

i know i have been over driving the shit outta the car, i really, really need to just relax with my steering input and actaully learn the "steer from the rear" thing.

i know i need to go faster but that will require alot more parts. other than getting coils & a great clutch (thinking comp clutch flywheel/stage3 - for growing room) i just want to learn to do well with what i have. other needing a clutch i think my car's capability is far above my ability right now.


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jvladamir wrote:
i know i need to go faster but that will require alot more parts.


No I mean GO FASTER. No extra parts needed.



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go faster=hammer down, right foot on tha flo



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no extra parts needed indeed.



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:46 am 
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I ran 50psi cold in my NA s14. If the car would spin easy I would drop it down.

Good coilovers are awesome! Make that your next mod.



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yeah, coilovers make your car feel like it has 50 more hp.



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:00 am 
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coils and run 38 psi in all of your tires cold. thtas it. oh and hammer the fucker. if you feel like you are bogging down you can always clutch kick.



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