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post #1 of 15 Old 04-26-2016, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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Traction issues out of no where.

So I've had my fox for a long time. Turbo car that has went 8.70s with 1.3 60fts. I am at the track, this has been a while back, and it all of a sudden would not hook. Years of working perfectly at my home track and bam it just decides to not work again. First thing I noticed when it was on the lift was it wadded the hime joints on the anti roll bar. We replaced those and saw no reason why they would have done that after years of racing and no issues. Car still doesn't work. Been on the phone with Wolfe Racecraft and no luck. Car will also kick sideways which is something the car has never done. Any ideas??? We have checked everything and cannot seem to find the issue. I don't see how a car can work perfectly and then go the other way with nothing seemingly broken. Clearly something is wrong though. Thanks for the help.


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When's the last time you had shocks rebuilt?

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Wasn't long before this started happening. I had upgraded the rears to strange double adjustable and the car was fine for a few months before this happened.

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Torque boxes looked good? Any video of car you could post up?
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How old are tires?
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How old are tires?
This was my first thought.
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Tires are about a year old. MT Drag Radials. I guess the thing that threw me is the hime joints wadding up. It bent them completely over. I will check the torque boxes. That is probably the only thing i have not inspected.

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A year old on tires,but how many passes on them?
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maybe 10 passes. Didn't have a lot of time to get the car out last year. This is more of a hobby than a dedicated race car. Everything has been the same. Worked for 8 years. Then one pass it worked then literally the next pass it didn't and it hasn't since. It was leaving harder than ever before when whatever happened happened. We were leaving on 10lbs of boost or 300hp jets. Seemed to yield the same results. That kind of off/on leads me to think the torque boxes.

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If you wadded up the joints and ARB then something else broke that caused them to fail. ARB is connected to the rear which the rear is connected by the bars which are connected to the.... yep torque boxes.

If the boxes are stock and not reinforced I'd bet that's the problem.

Also, what size bolts do you use on your upper/lower bars? If there is any play between the bolt and the hole you also might have oval'd the hole out.

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Jus something to look at cause it happen to me but typically either over extended the range of the arb by axle droop an never noticed or weak end links driving on street. I never unhook mine an I drive everywhere but on my dads unloading it an no rear shocks it did Wat urs did an bent em

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Look at some video of ur car at squat an extension compared to before issue as well

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thanks for the input guys! I will take a look at it when I can and see what I can come up with based on this.

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Ok so to give an update the car is still not correct. Turns out it does have Wild Rides battle boxes. For whatever reason the car is binding in the rear. You can completely disconnect the coil overs and the car will sit in the same location...

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I'd check the bolts holding the upper and lower control arms to the body and rear end. I think they are too tight. I followed another thread where the OP had found this while chasing his problems down. This is more so with all rod ends.
I know you think you can't over tighten heim joints but if they aren't able to articulate they will bind up. I thought this was not true but when I was swapping out my rear end this past winter I found mine were so tight it wouldn't hardly move with the coil springs out. I loosened them up a bit and all of a sudden the rear end would move around.
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