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Old 08-10-2011, 07:49 AM   #1
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Hey Guys,

I was sitting in my car the other day looking at my shifter... and I have a automatic so I was wondering, what is gear 1 and 2 if you have drive!? What's the point of having 1 and 2? Also, is there a proper way to do a burnout in an automatic car without screwing anything up?! Thanks for looking lol!

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Hey Guys,

I was sitting in my car the other day looking at my shifter... and I have a automatic so I was wondering, what is gear 1 and 2 if you have drive!? What's the point of having 1 and 2? Also, is there a proper way to do a burnout in an automatic car without screwing anything up?! Thanks for looking lol!

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1st and 2nd are for if you wanna "manual shift" it on your own. Or for if your going down a steep hill and don't wanna ride your brakes.
And no matter what, doing a burnout messes stuff up lol
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99% of the time you leave it in D and thats it, no need to change it. If you ever want it to stay in a given gear and not go any higher you can use those number to do so.
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O ok so what's the right way to do a burnout in a automatic car??
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O ok so what's the right way to do a burnout in a automatic car??
1. Install a line lock to lock the front brakes only.
2. Using line lock to hold front brakes, overpower the the holding force of the rear tires with a prodigous application of throttle, thus creating clouds of noxious tire smoke.
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1. Install a line lock to lock the front brakes only.
2. Using line lock to hold front brakes, overpower the the holding force of the rear tires with a prodigous application of throttle, thus creating clouds of noxious tire smoke.
true the only other way is to hold the brake and push the gas lol. DO NOT EVER rev the car and drop it from Neutral into Drive (re-read that a few times)
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Where the he'll do you get a line lock
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true the only other way is to hold the brake and push the gas lol. DO NOT EVER rev the car and drop it from Neutral into Drive (re-read that a few times)
Holding the foot brake and mashing the gas pedal was never one of my favorites. (Not to say I didn't do it of course.)
Doing it that way you have to overcome the holding power of the rear brakes and the tires, and it wears out rear brakes with alarming rapidity.
Not to mention the heat buildup, drum/rotor and axle bearing wear.

+1 on the Neutral Drops.
To borrow part of a phrase from Larry the Cable Guy;
"That's just plain stupid right there. I don't care who you are."
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Where the he'll do you get a line lock
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Note: Also called a "Roll Control".
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So without buying anything what way would be the safest!!
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So without buying anything what way would be the safest!!
The safest would be to pull up to a wall, tree, or piece of large equipment,
but that would damage the car so we'll have to go with the next safest option.

Hold the foot brake and mash the gas pedal.
If you have enough power to overcome the rear brakes, then you will be doing a burnout.
Make sure you are not pointed at anything living or valuable.
Understand that you are wearing out your rear brakes and tires very quickly.
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O ok!! Thanks
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Why u need brakes just to spin a tire lol jk man
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