my 5.2 burns rubber with very little trottle.how can i stop this from happining.

Asked by Apr 19, 2014 at 06:57 AM about the 1996 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i just give it just a little gas and the back tires starts to spin.. with WOT the truck will spin till it shifts in to a high er gear.any ideas... Ron

5 Answers

Try deflating the tires just a little, say, 5psi under what you have now and they will be 'softer' and grab a bit more traction.

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How old are your tires? Older tires tend to get hard and can spin easier. Newer tires are softer and get better grip.

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Try checking the front wheels, the wheel bearings or brakes may be dragging. Jack it up, the wheels should turn freely by hand.

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Good call yetlikesbeer.

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that is a fact of having a lot of horsepower with no weigh on it. try wider tires. if you deflate your tires, you will cause uneven wear. stock size is 215/75r15. you can fit 235/70r15 on stock 15x6 wheels. I am running 255/60r15 on 15x7 wheels and it grabs better. you have to drive the truck differently than you would a car. in a car, you can jump on it and take off, in a truck you have to roll out first and then get on it.

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