1996 mustang gt no traction

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  1. zachgt

    zachgt New Member

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    My 1996 mustang gt get no traction 1st gear or 2nd gear I have a cai 275/40/17 , 3.27 gears and can get completely sideways ways if I roll onto it in 2nd. Is this normal for a npi? I've searched fourms and everyone says npi is slow, but I know for a fact my gt is way faster then my old 94 z28 camaro 6 speed.
     
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    Shitty tires???


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    Okay so basically you have a stock NPI motor, high gearing, 275s and you can't find traction. I'd be willing to bet $100 your tires are either pretty shot or they're just crappy tires. What brand are they ?
     
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    is it raining? must be raining.
     
  5. zachgt

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    Goodyear ultra performance 75% tread 60º Weather dry, it is a mustang gt 248a package the only things I have done to the car is no back seat, no front sway bar, took out spare tire and jack and took out sound deading where the back seats were.
     
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    Goodyears aren't too good for traction. So you already started out with a lighter than normal GT, and you removed more weight. That could definitely play a role in your traction issues. If you need all seasons I'd highly recommend a set of Continental Extreme Contact DWS tires, great traction in all weather and good for mustangs.
     
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    Okay cool thanks for the info. Are the nitto 555r good? I don't drive in the rain and I live in florida where it never snows.
     
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    It is cold out...maybe you were in some snow or something lol.
     
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    No man I wish it snowed, I live in Florida where on Christmas I can take the convertible out with a t-shirt lol.
     
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    Im gonna go with just bad tires than. I mean these cars have some ok low end torque but are you just going around and hammering down on the go pedal? Shitty tires + Thor Hammer on the gas pedal will most likely mean spinning.
     
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    Not really sure, can't say because I've never used them or know anyone in person that has them.
     
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    Damn thats rough. I go out with like 2 shirts, a hoodie, boots, sweat pants and gloves haha.
     
  13. zachgt

    zachgt New Member

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    Haha Windows open here..
     
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    I've heard nitto's are good, I run Cooper Zeon rs-2 and rs-3 I believe. I love them, they wear very fast if you run any sort of camber though.
     
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    It's normal I could make my npi shit box be all over the road as well
     
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    Standard procedure for me.

    315 555Rs out back, no backseat, no sparetire/equipment.

    Spin 1-2 and maybe 3rd.
     
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    I can't even do that with my KB, anyone wanna trade me for a NPI?
     
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    my single port can do that in the rain.. want to trade?

    But to the question about the Nittos, I have them on my car and I love them! They offer pretty decent grip, I know a npi makes a lot more power than a single port shit box but they do pretty well even when I'm hammering it around an autox course, and they're not too terribly expensive.
     
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    well the rain is a different story, he's saying on dry pavement with good tires.



    OP can i ask how you know for a fact it's faster than your old camaro? Those camaros were probably low 14 second cars at worst and I don't think any NPI GT in history has ran way faster than that with the mods you have listed.
     
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    555r horrible tire


    Nt01 and nt05r are good yes that's it....



    your problem 555r horrible tire


    Which nitto???