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Didn’t have this issue in my previous cat (maybe once in a while). Straightened the wheel. Tire pressure is equal. Couldn’t launch in sports cause car starts going sideways (tried several times on different occasions). In street mode works fine cause of traction control, though time is horrible, 4.6 best. I hope it’s because of stock tires, otherwise why did I paid more for redeye if it performs no different (or worse) than my 2017 (best on that one was 4.1) I traded in? Any thoughts, please?
 

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mo power mo wheel spin
I understand that part (though thought wider tires would make noticeable difference). But I’m not sure why in sport mode (wasn’t brave enough to try track mode), back of the car consistently slide to the left. Every time I had to quit acceleration in order not ending up in a ditch.
 

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Use less throttle. Your simply overwhelming grip and staying in it. Sport traction allows for some sideways action.
 

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I understand that part (though thought wider tires would make noticeable difference). But I’m not sure why in sport mode (wasn’t brave enough to try track mode), back of the car consistently slide to the left. Every time I had to quit acceleration in order not ending up in a ditch.
Track mode actually is easier to drive than sport mode in my opinion. Track uses traction control pretty aggressively. I actually drive in track mode every time I drive it.
 

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Sounds like fun
...until a hopped up Honda Civic outruns you to 70mph and the owner tells all his friends about how he outran a Redeye, with a video to prove it on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. Spinning and sliding ain't winning.
 

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Im going to start a new thread - "New charger hellcat keeps turning tires into smoke, please advise"... Lol to the OP, sounds like a problem with your right foot.
I was just comparing my experience with 2017 cat I had for 3 years. My foot didn’t change lol, the car did
 

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This is my first redeye period and I am having trouble myself- I added a diff brace and didn’t notice much difference but it’s also stock tires- more torque that these cars have is going to be hard to stick with stock tires no matter how wide.
 

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Didn’t have this issue in my previous cat (maybe once in a while). Straightened the wheel. Tire pressure is equal. Couldn’t launch in sports cause car starts going sideways (tried several times on different occasions). In street mode works fine cause of traction control, though time is horrible, 4.6 best. I hope it’s because of stock tires, otherwise why did I paid more for redeye if it performs no different (or worse) than my 2017 (best on that one was 4.1) I traded in? Any thoughts, please?
Have the thrust angle checked: what you describe is consistent with it being off.
 

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mine does it much more so than my 2015 did. we've gotten to the point of just way too much hp/tq for traction on a street tire.
 

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This is my first redeye period and I am having trouble myself- I added a diff brace and didn’t notice much difference but it’s also stock tires- more torque that these cars have is going to be hard to stick with stock tires no matter how wide.
Sure hope this is the case, will get my m/t et ss soon
 

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It's called torque steer. The car will naturally try to walk around to the left under torque steer. As others have said, you correct this by modulating the throttle until it settles... or, if you're comfortable, you can usually power straight through if it's just off say 10-15 degrees. You just have to know the difference between what a little torque steer feels like and, "oh my god the car is going to flop ends."

In short, get thee to an empty parking lot and play around until you're used to it :)
 

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It's called torque steer. The car will naturally try to walk around to the left under torque steer. As others have said, you correct this by modulating the throttle until it settles... or, if you're comfortable, you can usually power straight through if it's just off say 10-15 degrees. You just have to know the difference between what a little torque steer feels like and, "oh my god the car is going to flop ends."

In short, get thee to an empty parking lot and play around until you're used to it :)
Thank you .very much for explanation. I’m sure I’ll get it under control. Question is, if it’s always gonna be there, then it will always eat into 0-60 time. So it all comes back to tires, right? I don’t see a lot of cars doing it at a track, most of them just launch straight.
PS I’m totally confused now. I looked into torque steer and it’s all about FWD. When RWD is mentioned it’s always in the context that something is wrong with a car.
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Thank you .very much for explanation. I’m sure I’ll get it under control. Question is, if it’s always gonna be there, then it will always eat into 0-60 time. So it all comes back to tires, right? I don’t see a lot of cars doing it at a track, most of them just launch straight.
PS I’m totally confused now. I looked into torque steer and it’s all about FWD. When RWD is mentioned it’s always in the context that something is wrong with a car.
Please, help
Torque steer typically happens with FWD vehicles since the power is being applied to the front wheels which can have a direct affect on the the steering, in RWD vehicles this is not typically the case of what most people call torque steer. If your car isn't launching straight, its most likely either misaligned or the tires are causing it. Its possible the diff could cause it but I'm less inclined to believe that's the issue.

Is the car spinning while its happening?
 

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Didn’t have this issue in my previous cat (maybe once in a while). Straightened the wheel. Tire pressure is equal. Couldn’t launch in sports cause car starts going sideways (tried several times on different occasions). In street mode works fine cause of traction control, though time is horrible, 4.6 best. I hope it’s because of stock tires, otherwise why did I paid more for redeye if it performs no different (or worse) than my 2017 (best on that one was 4.1) I traded in? Any thoughts, please?
Keep it on street for the traction option. It will help a lot. Then get new tires as prescribed above.
 
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