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GTSbyTRD Aug 26, 2:07am - #259618 

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Think I'm loosing power?

Hey,

When I first got my car, (back in march) I could cirp the tires right as soon as i shifted into 2nd.

Now I can't do that anymore, and I think it feels a little slower.

Is it cause I am using 17" rims now?

Or do i need to clean my MAF, or is there something else I need to check. Its got about 47,000 miles. I always run 93 or 94 octane gas.

Let me know what you think!

Thanks

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slidr Aug 26, 2:16am - #259619 

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Maybe your clutch is slipping.

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its your 17s
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VSGTS14 Aug 26, 2:20am - #259621 

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you 17's will do it if they are heavy..other than that, it wouldn't matter

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GTSbyTRD Aug 26, 2:28am - #259622 

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Should probably change my lift bolts too right?

Or does that have nothing to do with it?

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Rocketman Aug 26, 4:13am - #259623 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
you 17's will do it if they are heavy..other than that, it wouldn't matter


True. the 17"'s don't help at all. Furthermore, it could be your clutch...mine died on me and that sucked...
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 26, 5:04am - #259624 
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Do your lift bolts, MAF & then see. They should be done anyway.
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stefanoc Aug 26, 9:17am - #259625 

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cant be ur lift bolts, cz even if ur shifting at high rpms quick you will chirp even if the car didnt have lift. i chirp on pos hondas civics when i shift them quick and i dont even rev them higher than 6500 rpm probably.
im guessing something with ur rims or tires, ur tires are worn out probably and thats why they dont have too much grip to chirp?
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Lucky_317 Aug 26, 4:03pm - #259626 

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riiight, cause chirping the tires is a sign of power??? confused

your tires are probably wearing down and spinning withought chirping.

i suggest you learn to shift w/o chirping the tires. you'll be a bit faster that way wink

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Arch Aug 26, 4:14pm - #259627 
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It means you got some good a$$ tires on them 17's thumbsup hee hee hee

Originally Posted by GTSbyTRD
Hey,

When I first got my car, (back in march) I could cirp the tires right as soon as i shifted into 2nd.

Now I can't do that anymore, and I think it feels a little slower.

Is it cause I am using 17" rims now?

Or do i need to clean my MAF, or is there something else I need to check. Its got about 47,000 miles. I always run 93 or 94 octane gas.

Let me know what you think!

Thanks
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Lucky_317 Aug 26, 4:40pm - #259628 

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Originally Posted by Arch
It means you got some good a$$ tires on them 17's thumbsup hee hee hee


nope. it's probably the opposite wink

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mister_tin Aug 31, 12:08pm - #259629 
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i think it's your 17...

The Physics:

small wheel = less power needed to rotate
bigggeerrr wheel = less power needed to rotate

That's college physics for ya grin
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Lucky_317 Aug 31, 4:15pm - #259630 

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Originally Posted by mister_tin
i think it's your 17...

The Physics:

small wheel = less power needed to rotate
bigggeerrr wheel = MORE power needed to rotate

That's college physics for ya grin


I think you need to go back to college then spineyes

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Rocketman Aug 31, 4:19pm - #259631 

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Originally Posted by Lucky_317
Originally Posted by mister_tin
i think it's your 17...

The Physics:

small wheel = less power needed to rotate
bigggeerrr wheel = MORE power needed to rotate

That's college physics for ya grin


I think you need to go back to college then spineyes


Honestly, lol You could have at least used "rotating Mass" in your "college speech"...HAHAHAH rofl
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