Got stuck on dry pavement

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  1. 71hcc

    71hcc Silver Member

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    This was a new one. Drove my car over to a buddy's house to keep it in his garage for a few day's so I could do some work on my garage. My friend has a little bit of a sharp incline up his short driveway into his garage so when I pulled in, I came in at an angle so I wouldn't drag the front splitter. I started up the driveway and the car just stopped and rear wheel just started spinning like I had hit a patch of ice. Stopped, backed up and tried it again, same thing. So I'm sitting there half in half out of the driveway trying to figure out what the hell is going on when my buddy who has been watching the whole thing tells me my right rear wheel is coming completely off of the ground when I get over half way in the driveway. I finally got it in but I had to change the angle of my approach even more and had to do about 4 up and backs to get it in the garage door.
     
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  2. solo7777

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    Your CAT didn't like a strange garage!:D:D
     
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    I thought the limted slip would kick in
     
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    Same similar thing happened to me at Tortilla Flats. Was going slow (trying not to run over clueless people not paying attention), pulling into park, when I stopped moving and heard something spinning. First thought was "not another flat", but I backed up and came in a little faster without any problem. A man watching informed me that I had had one wheel off the ground! Gotta love the suspension. Bottom line, these cats don't like to go slow! :D
     
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    Maybe if you select street mode for suspension you will gain more travel in the suspension. I had the same problem in track mode it would not climb my drive way.
     
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    I knew that there was a good reason for Dodge not delivering Hellcats. We need 200 extra HP to be able to "climb" a driveway:)
     
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    From a physics stand point I don't see how your story is possible. Something I ignored in a previous post.
     
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    I have the same problem entering ramp to my drive way. The suspensions or axles or whatever (I'm not a car guru) are probably
    Too tight or short to where the tires don't go all the way down when raised which causes my rear right or left tire depending on if I enter from right or left angle to go up and lose traction from the street and curb to get my hellcat in. If I remove the front lip it would go in smoothly since I don't have to angle. All this time I thought it was just me.
     
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    Carnage SRT Hellcat Supercharged Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    I use street mode same issue
     
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    Since these cars have limited slip diffs, why wouldn't the other rear tire propel you in, even with one tire not touchin the ground?
     
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    Yeah weird huh one tire spins if it's off the ground
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking ?
     
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    Just go a little faster, problem solved .
     
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    My Cousin Vinny!
     
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    A limited slip is equal traction when the traction difference between tires is approx <20%, the greater the diff, the more slippage. If there was no slippage between axles, a axle or spider gear would break when turning a corner. Hope this helps with why both won't pull if one is off the ground, if they had a detroit locker they both would pull if going straight, but a locker has clunking noise when turning, that is why they use limited slip discs.
     

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