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Just joined and I just bought a 2017 EB 3.5 Lariat. I love this truck but, Wheel spin is out of control. I realize it's me but it seems excessive especially when wet or just damp.
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Low end torque+ 2wd+ no weight in the bed+ arguably not great factory tires. That being said thats not really any different from any other truck out there
 

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Control that skinny pedal better? There’s plenty of power before wheel spin.


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You have the long wheelbase too.
That truck requires some cargo to hookup with all that torque.

Edit: just noticed it's a SuperCab. But still, empty it'll spool those tires

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Those tires look smaller sidewall than stock.

You have no weight with a pickup and the rear end is open diff. You cannot use e locker around a turn either, so turning onw et road I always lug it in 2nd or 3rd. If you're straight shot, you can pop it in locker, but make sure you shut off after moving. The e locker is very dumb for a average street user. Its only benefit is if you're on rocks or something where a tire is in the air.
 

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My last truck was an f150 Flareside Supercab so I'm pretty use to the way a pickup rides. I was thinking tires myself. Likely to upgrade to something a bit wider. J Winship, Not a lot of room before they break free. I've only had it a few months so I'm sure it'll take some getting use to. Thanks for the responses guys.

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Your last truck wasn't aluminum (which makes the bed uber-light) and also probably wasn't turbocharged. I can't tell if your truck is 4WD or not... if so, being a Lariat, the 4A setting is wonderful for this.
 

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Not to be a dick, but the weight distribution isnt THAT bad on these things. Mine came out to 56%/44% front/rear. A 2wd would be even better without 250 lbs stuffed into the front end.

Thats better than a WRX lol.
 

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What tires are on that thing? Factory Michelin’s on two of mine hooked pretty well, one set is going strong at 90k miles even.


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I have a tuned ‘19 with the 6.5ft bed and I don’t have any problems. If I know I’m going at it from the dig 4HI works pretty damn well. Normal driving, I don’t need it


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I'll trade with you. I have been chasing trying to get a little wheelspin on wot since I bought the truck. Haha

We think maybe my torque converter is slipping more than it should.

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It amazes me everytime I see you mention this. Mine will light them up without even matting it. Literally have to get out of it or it will spin for half a block.
 

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That's what most people say. It seems to make as much power as comparable trucks with the same tunes. 0-60 logs are on par with what my tuners are accustomed to, 40-100 is typical, etc. But no brake boost yields no spinning.

The whole reason I STARTED tuning was so that I could get some wheelspin. Lol.

There was a short time where we were getting some from a dig, but then shifting got really weird.

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Have you tried the wet/snow setting when it’s wet out? Even 2wd have a wet/snow setting. Mines an 18 so not sure when they added that feature. These aluminum trucks like these guys are saying are pretty lite in the rear. Your truck is about 60/40. Some people have noticed they have to use 4x4 in the snow where their old steel truck didn’t need it yet. If you don’t have wet snow setting you could always try the eco setting when it’s wet. That mode definitely seems to tame the beast underneath.
 

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Tires... and I’ve had to learn to use the pedal a bit lighter when it’s wet.
Tires all the way. Ran Cooper LTW's on my 13 and you could't break them loose in the wet. Stock Wrangler SRa or Adventure will break loose like nothing.
 
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