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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-03-2009, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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Sideways on the highways

I've had the 99 SD in my sig sideways a few times while trying to accelerate on an uphill curve. I can't remember this ever happening with the OBS. Now the SD has approx 75 more HP. Is that enough of a difference? The first couple times I was still running the 265 all season Michelins, but it happened this morning with brand new 285 all terrains. The vehicle length is quite a bit different, OBS LB CC vs SD SB SC, maybe 3 feet difference? Not sure if length matters except it is definately more dramatic going sideways in the shorter vehicle, especially on dry pavement. I have also noticed the LS diff locks up pretty quick in the SD>


Is there anything I can do? Will wider tires help, or just give more flotation and therefore less psi down on the ground? I've been looking at a leveling/lift for the front shackles so I can fit 315's/35's. Maybe that will help, dunno.

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I'm not saying the 7.3 is god's gift to diesel either. But atleast when a CPS goes out you can change it on the side of the road. I don't know about you but I'm running out of places in my glove box to store injectors, head studs, new heads, up pipes, fuel pumps, ficms, and a lift to remove the cab.
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-03-2009, 06:03 PM
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Re: Sideways on the highways

Anytime the road has any dew or rain I have a hard time... and that's with 15.50's... just have to adjust driving...
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Re: Sideways on the highways

little less pressure on the skinny pedal.

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Re: Sideways on the highways

Mine is a B to drive when the road is damp or wet. And ive got 35X12.50's. Just got to slack off on the GO pedal.

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Re: Sideways on the highways

I did this just after I installed my stage twos and was ticketed with a wreckless operation, after doing a 180 in-front of a sherriff just over the overpass, I went to court, told the judge that I had just put in new bigger injectors and tuning and was just getting used to it, he told me I needed to adjust my driving habits now, so yes we at times need to adjust our driving habits.

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Re: Sideways on the highways

Or run a less agressive tune...

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Re: Sideways on the highways

just keep your foot out of it. I know plenty of ppl with 500-600 hp trucks and they don't have problems in the rain. You just have to be responsible with your driving and don't get in a hurry. My dd which is a ford escort will spin in the rain......
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Re: Sideways on the highways

If it starts sliding to the right, steer right.... if it starts sliding left, steer left....

And keep your foot planted for fun. Otherwise, I refuse to believe you can't anticipate when you are about to be giving more throttle than you have traction for given the road you can plainly see with your eyes.

Have fun, if you choose, else drive like a normal person.

My wife has no problem driving my truck in the rain. Of course she wouldn't stand the throttle to the firewall and expect anything other than complete caos either.
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Or if you really want traction, i'd look into a better set of all weather tires...

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Re: Sideways on the highways

Or, put it in four wheel drive?

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