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Why does it seem like my rig is rwd?

30 degree morning, I pull out of every light feeling like I don't have traction?


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Cold tires? Wrong tire for the conditions? Air pressure right?

To much horsepower and a heavy foot :)

T case working?


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I would check the TEBOW valve .....
Traction
Enabling
Breaker
On
When I Take off!

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Sorry Man really but couldn't help myself. Not trying to hijack your thread either.

But seriously when you were taking off did the rear feel really loose? Or just not right?
Road have anything on it, leaked oil, coolant, sand?
 

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Is there usually a delay as to when the awd kicks in?


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My setup with the goodyears around 35 psi cold hook fairly well in the cold, even first thing in the morning. No debris on the road, or snow etc...

With traction control on the rear will slip before the front engages. If I floor it from a light I will get light rear slippage for a second or two before the fronts engage and hook.

With traction control off, the fronts should be engaged and ready to go. Minimal wheel slip from a light, if any. Maybe a chirp.


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yup, cold and or damp road conditions with TC on I always get slippage while taking RH turns.
Usually hit TC off when I know I will be on the gas hard to make it through traffic.
 

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So when tc is on the car functions more in rwd n when it's off it's more in awd??


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So when tc is on the car functions more in rwd n when it's off it's more in awd??


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Say yes, but I think only the first second or so is most of the difference. Just how long it takes the AWD to engage? I know on ice with TC on the car won't rev over 4K, but turn it off and it'll redline. It's just adjusting the computer nannies on when and how to react to situations. That's my take on it. I'm no expert on this though. Just observations.

Whenever I want to launch hard and hook best, TC off! That's also why the t-case whines with the TC off, it's engaged.

Maybe others can chime in?
 

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If I have the TC off at night from a stoplight, my ass-end goes up in a squall before the front engages. Car doesnt launch for $hit. There's definitely a delay in the transfer case transferring the power forward. I'm not sure if I should order a new T-case motor or not.

I see other people that take off perfectly with minimal tire spin with over 100 more hp and torque than me. I'm running Vreds with 4.5k miles on them at proper inflation. T-case, tranny, and diff fluids changed 7k miles ago.

I think my truck would be faster in a street race with the TC on at this point. I say that because not only can it slip badly off the line, but at the top of first gear the rearend starts losing grip and I end up short shifting to second just as the power gets transferred to the front axle. I've literally had the rearend break lose, shortshift to second while all the power was about to get diverted to the front axle, then as it banged second gear the fronts chirped hard. Odd.
 

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something sounds fishy for you. the t-case motor is a good starting point. Maybe others should chime in.

On wet roads with my goodyears which slip very easy on wet roads, TC off and it hooks pretty well. TC on, and the rear lights up.
 
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