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#1 Old 02-12-2013, 06:49 PM
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Me and a buddy have a friendly bet going right now to see who would win in a 1/8 mile drag. Our school drag car goes to a few test and tunes and all the tuner guys seem to have all the fun by taking their car. Me and his f150 are going to race just to see how slow we would be.

My question is that I know plenty of diesel trucks run in 4wd and was wondering weather or not the x's front end would handle racing in 4wd or if it would even help. I can use any help I can since he has the 5.4 haha

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Don't race in 4wd. More drive train to move and you might break something since you will be on a completely dry surface. Save your gas!
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i wouldn't. reason being it's not recommended to run in 4 on dry pavement. I know you're not turning in the 1/8 but still a lot of pressure on it I suspect. Someone else will probably agree with me but something tells me dry pavement and 4x4 = broken badly parts. Can understand you wanting to try a slow race but best place to race your rigs might be the mud. [natural habitat] anyway that's my two cents
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that's what i was leaning toward just to be safe but i figured it couldn't hurt to ask

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never does. how we all learn. I always say there are no stupid questions. [just lots of dumb answers]
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If you dont have problems with traction, I wouldn't run in 4wd.

I know the diesel guys run in 4wd, but thats to compensate for not being able to hook up. A buddy collapsed his tie rod ends twice on his chevy. he was pushing something like 1200 ft-lbs of torque tho.
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I Definantly advise against racing in 4x4. Even in the manual it says do not use on pavement for extended periods and do not exceed certain MPH's depending on which one you are in.

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I know some diesel guys that drag and they do launch in 4wd but they only use it to the 60ft mark then they kick it back to 2wd but I wouldn't recommend it in an x hell it can't get out if its way in 2wd let alone 4wd lol


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the xterra doesn't have enough power to even need to worry about traction
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the xterra doesn't have enough power to even need to worry about traction
^^ this. Even the supercharged ones would be hard pressed to have traction issues. I believe AaronsX raced his against an f150 at a drag strip and won I believe. Neither of the times were impressive, but if that's what you are wanting then more power to you.


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