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Old 05-02-2003, 01:18 PM   #1
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When I bought my car, I used to be able to squeel the tires at a stoplight

After new tires (understandable), new muffler, cone-type filter, often I floor it and the tires don't even chirp

It'* a little disappointing, I like that off the line torque

How do I get it back?
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Old 05-02-2003, 01:23 PM   #2
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there is a slight chance that you have NOT lost any torque (ok, a big chance) you could have just gotten better tires, which i might add, are NOT a bad thing
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Naw...you didn't lose nothing, the tires are gripping better. The only time I chirp is when the road is damp or wet and I'm on an incline.

Hmm, now I know why you needed new tires
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thanks guys...

BTW I love that "who knew a boat could fly"

and just wondering... what does Red Light District mean? =)
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just to keep things going..... theres a chance also that oyu might have lost that low end torque... When i first bought my car, i could churp the tires pretty well of a red light, then after putting a cone filter on it, there wasnt any churp at all. Then i bought a new filter, and gutted out my air box, and that worked best yet... my suggestion would be buying a cheap filter, and guttin your air box,a nd trying that, see if its any better than the cone
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or ya got traction control on with the new tires which would make it a bit more difficult...well in my 92 it does...i turn off hte traction control and i can really spin them
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and just wondering... what does Red Light District mean? =)
The interior lights in my ride are all red hence RLD...red light district
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