How do you stop rear wheel spin?

#1nuschler2212Posted 10/20/2011 9:22:57 AM
I'm doing the drag race thing and I'm trying to figure out how to curb rear wheel spin at the beginning of the race.

What tuning effects do you use to stop rear wheel spin, aka "peeling out."

I try using manual with no traction control...but even with traction control on I'm getting a lot of tire spin.

Some of the ghosts I've seen have absolutely no rear wheel spin.
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#2GlitchwerksPosted 10/20/2011 9:23:57 AM
Throttle control.
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#3nuschler2212(Topic Creator)Posted 10/20/2011 9:26:35 AM
There have to be some tuning that affects it as well?
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#4ryoma24Posted 10/20/2011 9:37:56 AM(edited)
better tire compound and more width helps get more power to the ground as well, and if all else fails slap on an AWD conversion and call it a day.
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#5johnthegreat23Posted 10/20/2011 9:38:44 AM
Keep your RPMs modest before you launch. Of course you'll burn rubber for ten minutes if you launch at full throttle at 8k RPM haha. I just keep the revs low enough to spin just a bit, but then quickly catch. If you start out too low, you'll lose a lot of time coming off the line. Like others said, use wide drag slicks too.
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#6LandfillAOPosted 10/20/2011 9:52:22 AM
As said above, launch at a reasonable RPM like you would in real life. I usually launch at around 3,000RPM and just control the throttle a bit. Ease it until it hits second, then smash the throttle.

With drag slicks and wide tires I don't get too much wheel spin even without tuning. I'm not sure how to tune that well for drag. But lower your rear tire pressure.

I think (don't quote me on this) in order to get grip at the rear you stiffen your front suspension and loosen your rear so the weight of the car is on the back wheels. This combined with drag slicks and wide tires, along with proper launching technique should get you your desired results.
#7nuschler2212(Topic Creator)Posted 10/20/2011 6:47:29 PM
How are people launching at a particular RPM (eg 3000)? As the timer is counting down, I can't control my throttle and it automatically revs, I believe, three times.
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#8The DevourerPosted 10/20/2011 6:52:57 PM
You control the throttle before the green. Hold the trigger and look at your HUD or whatever you have up that shows your revs. It depends on the car how many revs you want and everything.

The only tuning you can really do is fat tires with drag/race compound or AWD and then you can set how much power goes to teh back wheels.
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#9nuschler2212(Topic Creator)Posted 10/20/2011 6:54:02 PM
Thank you to everyone for the help!
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#10SRTtoZPosted 10/20/2011 8:56:59 PM

1) Do what everyone else said

2) Yes drag racing is STILL broken. There are tires out there that dont slip like this even with some heavy horsepower cars...they fixed it a little bit from F3 but still you should be able to have the tools to get your 500-600-700HP vehicle to hook up without AWD. Also there is no reason why the car should have some countdown and still be revving...please Turn10, set up drag racing like it is in real life, not imaginary land.

Anyway yea, wider tires, drag radials, lower the tire pressure and launch with care...