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Old 01-24-2012, 07:58 AM   #1
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2nd Gear Burnout?

Having 4.10 gears has pretty much killed the ability to bellow smoke out the rear in burnouts unless I stand on it for like 20 seconds near the limiter. Guess the tires just can't spin fast enough. Mind you, I've only done a "show of" burnout once, but last night I tried one again but in second gear(I heard that's how most cars do it anyway). It just bogged the engine down really badly and I let off in literally a second. I didn't really drop the clutch, I was just rolling in second and floored it then popped the brakes. I can get the tires to spin no problem at a roll in 2nd, so I figured it would work.

Guess i'm going to be forced to drop the clutch at a higher RPM? I've never done it... Any tips? Only part throwing me is covering the brake and the gas at the same time. How far do you press the brake in to stop the fronts but not put too much pressure on the rear? D:


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What I do is start in first and just keep shifting, even before I built the motor and superchargered it there wasn't an issue once I got the hang of it

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I have 3.73s and I pop the clutch really hard on the stock clutch then just jump on the brakes quickly and just feel it out to see how hard to hold the pedal. My clutch is fine after doing this a lot.
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Re: 2nd Gear Burnout?

If you really want to do burnouts fairly often (like at the track) I would suggest investing in a line-lock. Once you do a burnout with one you'll never want to go back.

Otherwise, cover the brake and gas with one foot and clutch with the other. It's not all that difficult unless you have small feet.
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Re: 2nd Gear Burnout?

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How far do you press the brake in to stop the fronts but not put too much pressure on the rear? D:
Heel on the brake, toe on the gas. You kinda have to turn your foot sideways.
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