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Traction problem

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by cole47, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Mar 10, 2009 at 9:36 AM
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    cole47

    cole47 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone else have a problem with traction in there tacoma? it seems like i have to baby my truck because if i dont it spins so easy....:confused: i didnt really have this problem before i got the supercharger installed. But i cant even hardly pull out anywhere because it spins so bad....its almost a pain in the rain, and i find myself not driving it as much when it rains because of this. but its almost just as bad when it is dry out. is there some way that i can fix this???
     
  2. Mar 10, 2009 at 9:47 AM
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    MCRANEY

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    so you are saying you have a supercharger for sale? j/k. i would recommend adding some weight in the bed of the truck forward of the rear axle. or regearing may help
     
  3. Mar 10, 2009 at 9:49 AM
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    i had a 95.5 V6 regular cab truck without the S/C and i had the same issue. I usually rode around with either an old spare full of water or something to weigh it down a little bit becasue these trucks are so light in the rear. Just find something of about 150 lbs to put in the back and it will hook up.
     
  4. Mar 10, 2009 at 9:51 AM
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    haha well i kinda hate cruising around with weight in my bed all the time but if thats what it boils down to i guess i will...it almost gets me in trouble cause ill be pulling out and clearly i have plenty of room but the it starts to spin and i about get hit.
     
  5. Mar 10, 2009 at 5:33 PM
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    davistn

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    yeah what they said. its just so light that it doesnt grab the road. maybe mroe aggresive tires?
     
  6. Mar 10, 2009 at 5:35 PM
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    i thought about that but didnt know for sure. i have a couple bags of sackcrete they we 80 lbs a peice i may just throw them in there
     
  7. Mar 11, 2009 at 1:40 AM
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    I think you lost some torque when you installed the supercharger - why the tires are breaking loose.

    That's my guess....

    I had a similar issue with a Dodge Ram & towing. I installed a CAI and the wheels wouldn't grab (same load, same scenario). I took the CAI off and got my torque back.
     
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