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#1 Silverado_George

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 11:40 PM

Hey guys just wanting to gather some information out of curiosity but which would win in a straight race or launch faster? A bone stock AWD SS or a stock RWD SS and why? Which trucks or cars can the SS beat in a straight out quarter mile race? Wanted to see how fast my SS is as i don't know much about it's capabilities yet, 

 

 

 

 

 

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#2 matslp488

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 08:46 AM

Awd launches instantly rwd you stay burning out a bit... theres a lot of debate on which is faster... some say theyre the same.. Ive been on both my friends awd and I drive a rwd.. I love my rwd I just turn off the trac every time I drive it.. when the traction kicks in it feels like it takes longer for the power to kick in thats why I turn it off... it feels looser when its off but it gets it going faster

Edited by matslp488, 07 April 2018 - 10:22 AM.

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 12:19 PM

The AWD will most definitely launch faster but the RWD is lighter and has higher gears so it will reel the AWD in.

Years ago I raced a similarly modded RWD in my AWD. I came off the line much faster and my 1/8 of a mile time and speed were much higher, but it beat me in the quarter.

It was in Phoenix at 100+ degrees do the time were slow. He beat me 15.03 to 15.04 and was about 4mph faster

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Edited by diggerdan11, 07 April 2018 - 12:27 PM.

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