I agree with josh. It’s hard to get a 2wd diesel to hook on the streetIf you're making much power, there isn't really any normal street tire that will hook up on the street. You'll have to run a DOT slick or drag radial to even have a chance, and even those don't work that well on an unprepped surface.
This is 150% correct! I ended up moving a bunch of weight to the rear of White Lightning to get it to somewhat hook up better. I put a 19 gallon fuel cell at the tail gate, my battery was mounted in a steel battery box at the tailgate. My fass 260 was mounted under the fuel cell at the tailgate. I installed a Quad fold hard bed cover to add weight and help with the aero some at higher than recommended speeds lol! I ran 3.42gears with 305/50R20 Toyo Proxies and Nitto 420's as ran the Kumho Estes and the Proxies gave me the best traction of the three. Really would have liked to 4link it to see what that did for it but haven't gotten that far with it yet.Need a lot of weight on the ass end to give a chance to a street tire
Hell yeah! I will say when I ditched the torsion bars and did coilover conversion on the front it made a night and day difference in mine. I really want to link my rear, may have to do it this summer!The fact he’s got a short bed helps and it’s 4 linked. I’d probably set that ass end up real soft on compression and spring rate, then run the shock valving to control launch. Start at 0% anti squat too, might have to go negative. Front end will need to be real loose too.
Tires will probably still spin at will under high hp but that will give them a chance at least. Weight at the back end is still highly needed
Hell yeah! I will say when I ditched the torsion bars and did coilover conversion on the front it made a night and day difference in mine. I really want to link my rear, may have to do it this summer!
Oh, youre that guy! :rofl: Thanks for jogging my (fading) memory.
Glad to see you brought your build over here. Welcome!