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Well , i grew up in England with front wheel drive cars , now , i live in Canada and i have the 2010 GT 500 .

So , here's the question . ( Don't laugh now Guys )

How do you perform a Burn out ?

 

Is there a trick with the footwork to doing it .

I haven't tried it yet as i'm afraid of damaging the clutch or tranny .

A short Vid would also be good if out there has one .

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Well , i grew up in England with front wheel drive cars , now , i live in Canada and i have the 2010 GT 500 .

So , here's the question . ( Don't laugh now Guys )

How do you perform a Burn out ?

 

Is there a trick with the footwork to doing it .

I haven't tried it yet as i'm afraid of damaging the clutch or tranny .

A short Vid would also be good if out there has one .

 

 

With these cars its not too hard.Turn off the traction control first look up how in your owners manual, but theres a TC button that you just push till you see off. Now if youre talking an officla burn out,ie sitting and smoiking your tires, set your emergency brake, get the car rpms up around 2000 and let the clutch go--i dont recommend this if you havent burned out before. Id just set in idle, get the car up around 2000 rpm and release the clutch quickly.A less stressful (to the car) would be from a very slow roll, just mash the gas---make sure to watch the revs, with all the noise your likely to not notice hitting the rev limiter--shift before youh it the limiter--im sure othets will give you thir input.Id do it in parking lot first time, youll have to get a feel for the car wanting to go sideways on you--when i doubt always get off the gas

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Well , i grew up in England with front wheel drive cars , now , i live in Canada and i have the 2010 GT 500 .

So , here's the question . ( Don't laugh now Guys )

How do you perform a Burn out ?

 

Is there a trick with the footwork to doing it .

I haven't tried it yet as i'm afraid of damaging the clutch or tranny .

A short Vid would also be good if out there has one .

 

 

 

 

I tried and never could do it...almost burned up my clutch at drag strip trying to do it..

 

Have someone install a line lock (locks front brakes) for a couple hundred bucks....that is what everyone that does

burnouts at the drag strip has installed.. It is what I have done..

 

There are like 3 or 4 modes of traction control on our cars...you may need to turn off the whole system.. check your owners manual or previous posts here.

 

M.

 

 

 

 

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With these cars its not too hard.Turn off the traction control first look up how in your owners manual, but theres a TC button that you just push till you see off. Now if youre talking an officla burn out,ie sitting and smoiking your tires, set your emergency brake, get the car rpms up around 2000 and let the clutch go--i dont recommend this if you havent burned out before. Id just set in idle, get the car up around 2000 rpm and release the clutch quickly.A less stressful (to the car) would be from a very slow roll, just mash the gas---make sure to watch the revs, with all the noise your likely to not notice hitting the rev limiter--shift before youh it the limiter--im sure othets will give you thir input.Id do it in parking lot first time, youll have to get a feel for the car wanting to go sideways on you--when i doubt always get off the gas

 

 

 

Don't use your e brake. Most e brakes only deply the rear brakes so you will wear them out real fast. If you dump the clutch and then hit and hold the break pedal, you will use mostly your front breaks which will do far less damage. Personally, i wouldn't even touch the brakes ... just steer the car in small circles.

 

SLC

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Don't use your e brake. Most e brakes only deply the rear brakes so you will wear them out real fast. If you dump the clutch and then hit and hold the break pedal, you will use mostly your front breaks which will do far less damage. Personally, i wouldn't even touch the brakes ... just steer the car in small circles.

 

SLC

 

 

What they said, or like also previously mentioned, get a line lock.

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Take the heel of your right foot and place it on the brake

 

With the ball or toes of your right foot feather the gas pedal to get use to holding the brake and giving the car gas with the same foot

 

Press the clutch down

 

Put the car in first gear

 

Then while holding the brake with your right foot and feathering the gas

 

Side step the clutch

 

Continue to hold the brake and give the car gas and you have a burn out.

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And for goodness sake, please be sure to do it where you have PLENTY of space around you; in all directions. No parked cars, bushes, trees, or any other obstructure near by.

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I'm ready for the flame on my response but here goes..............I can't believe I'm reading this.........owners of 500 plus hp and don't know how to do a burnout? wow.............carry on............

Sorry , but it's true , thats why i asked .After reading the replies i think Line Loc would be best . Who makes a Line Loc for these Cars ?

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Sorry , but it's true , thats why i asked .After reading the replies i think Line Loc would be best . Who makes a Line Loc for these Cars ?

 

summit racing sells a kit but find a performance shop

near you that can install and show you how to do the

burnouts in a safe area.

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Sorry , but it's true , thats why i asked .After reading the replies i think Line Loc would be best . Who makes a Line Loc for these Cars ?

 

im wondering after reading all this, does the poster understand the difference bewteen leaving rubber and a burnout--they dont need a line lock to just leave lots of rubber on the ground and 2 very long black marks .A burnout is usually done w/o the car moving very much--lots o smoke and melting tires.I know wvery few folks with a line lock--those that do are deciated drag racers,where you have to have a line lock to comtete with good ETs and RTs

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Take the heel of your right foot and place it on the brake

 

With the ball or toes of your right foot feather the gas pedal to get use to holding the brake and giving the car gas with the same foot

 

Press the clutch down

 

Put the car in first gear

 

Then while holding the brake with your right foot and feathering the gas

 

Side step the clutch

 

Continue to hold the brake and give the car gas and you have a burn out.

 

 

+1 Follow all of these except you should use SECOND gear. Most experienced drivers, including myself do second gear burnouts at the drag strip. Just make sure you have the revs high when you dump the clutch. Doing 1st gear burnouts makes it too easy to bounce off the rev limiter.

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im wondering after reading all this, does the poster understand the difference bewteen leaving rubber and a burnout--they dont need a line lock to just leave lots of rubber on the ground and 2 very long black marks .A burnout is usually done w/o the car moving very much--lots o smoke and melting tires.I know wvery few folks with a line lock--those that do are deciated drag racers,where you have to have a line lock to comtete with good ETs and RTs

 

Yeah i know the difference. Its just in case i go to the drag's this year . I really do want to try the car in the 1/4 mile

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Getting a line lock is extreme if you only want to burn rubber. From a dead stop, turn the traction control off, rev. the engine to 2,500 RPM, dump the clutch and push the gas pedal to the floor. No need to touch the brakes.

 

Check out the start of this video to see if this is what you want to do:

 

 

 

Mark

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Getting a line lock is extreme if you only want to burn rubber. From a dead stop, turn the traction control off, rev. the engine to 2,500 RPM, dump the clutch and push the gas pedal to the floor. No need to touch the brakes.

 

Check out the start of this video to see if this is what you want to do:

 

 

 

Mark

 

Wow , thats some really good Camera work and directing . Is the above comment what you did at the start of the Vid ?

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I knew a guy once that had detailed instructions on how to do a burnout in an automatic trans ford escort....

 

 

Step one, select N.

 

Step two, apply pressure to accelerator.

 

Wait for RPMs to level off.

 

Step three, select D.

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Guest markham51

Sure fire way to do a burnout....

 

Find a new Camaro

 

Pull up to a stop light beside him.

 

Let nature take its course.....

 

:shift:

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on a vert though,with the bigger sidewalls, it grabs pretty good, so burning rubber is a little harder--does any other vert owner find the same thing??

 

 

I always heard the Verts have the problem of hooking up more so than the coupes....which is why I find this entire thread confusing...I thought the biggest complaint about the Shelby was the fact it is too difficult to hook up when launching?

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[Go to the ideo section of the Roush website. They have a "class" on how to do it.

 

OK , found it . Looks not too hard to try .

I'm gonna try and find a place to try it .

Gotta watch the Cops here though as they out number the Doughnut shops now , also with the New " Anti Street Racing " law they have , you can loose your car for 7 days just based on what ticket they decide to write .

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OK , found it . Looks not too hard to try .

I'm gonna try and find a place to try it .

Gotta watch the Cops here though as they out number the Doughnut shops now , also with the New " Anti Street Racing " law they have , you can loose your car for 7 days just based on what ticket they decide to write .

 

 

Yeah I actually got an "Obsessive Peel and Squeal" violation in my home town for "chirping" my tires when pulling out of a parking lot at a sharp angle. Fought it in court and lost. Totally ridiculous. I do the same thing in my 4 cylinder beater.

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