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    To burnout or not to burnout...?

    I used to think all gearheads enjoyed burnouts... just for the hell of it. But it seems to be going out of style. O rmaybe that's just a perception... but maybe not!

    How do you guys feel about burnouts?

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    Re: To burnout or not to burnout...?

    Burnouts are All American. AWD is unAmerian.

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    Re: To burnout or not to burnout...?

    Quote Originally Posted by swamprat
    Burnouts are All American. AWD is unAmerian.
    Thank the Motor Gods I'mnot alone in believing that!

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    Re: To burnout or not to burnout...?

    Eric and the few who like real burnouts, check this out. It gives me newfound respect for the Vette. These people know how to drive theirs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t73Y1o2pP8g


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    Re: To burnout or not to burnout...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric
    I used to think all gearheads enjoyed burnouts... just for the hell of it. But it seems to be going out of style. O rmaybe that's just a perception... but maybe not!

    How do you guys feel about burnouts?
    I think burnouts are great...but what about this drifting craze....It's claimed to be a sport
    Rex
    On the Sunshine Coast, in the Sunshine State Queensland (QLD), Australia

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    Re: To burnout or not to burnout...?

    I've got a car that could probably do a nice burnout ... if someone else was buying the tires.


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    Depends on what you mean by "burnout." If you mean sitting and burning the tires off using a line lock, then no, I'm not into that. If you mean standing on it and getting up to speed with a show of tire smoke, then I guess that's OK. If you mean going around in circles in a public intersection, I'd say that will get you about what you deserve, sooner or later.

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    Re: To burnout or not to burnout...?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeHalloran
    I've got a car that could probably do a nice burnout ... if someone else was buying the tires.

    Ain't that the truth. When I had my 96 GT Mustang, replacement tires were 99 bucks a pop discounted. I guess if you wanted to have fun, you could get an extra two wheels with some junkyard tires to lay rubber. Changing them is a small pain in the butt, however.

    I would also like to add that a true burnout is only done in a rear wheel drive car.

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    Re: To burnout or not to burnout...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kwozzie1
    Quote Originally Posted by Eric
    I used to think all gearheads enjoyed burnouts... just for the hell of it. But it seems to be going out of style. O rmaybe that's just a perception... but maybe not!

    How do you guys feel about burnouts?
    I think burnouts are great...but what about this drifting craze....It's claimed to be a sport
    It's what the kids are into... like rap "music," I don't see the appeal....

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    Re: To burnout or not to burnout...?

    Quote Originally Posted by swamprat
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeHalloran
    I've got a car that could probably do a nice burnout ... if someone else was buying the tires.

    Ain't that the truth. When I had my 96 GT Mustang, replacement tires were 99 bucks a pop discounted. I guess if you wanted to have fun, you could get an extra two wheels with some junkyard tires to lay rubber. Changing them is a small pain in the butt, however.

    I would also like to add that a true burnout is only done in a rear wheel drive car.
    BFG Radia T/As are cheap! About $65 per for 245-60-15s...

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    Re: To burnout or not to burnout...?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrblanche
    Depends on what you mean by "burnout." If you mean sitting and burning the tires off using a line lock, then no, I'm not into that. If you mean standing on it and getting up to speed with a show of tire smoke, then I guess that's OK. If you mean going around in circles in a public intersection, I'd say that will get you about what you deserve, sooner or later.
    I mean a nice tire-frying, wheel-skittering hard launch,counter- steering to correct for the tail hanging out as you go! No "Dynamic Stability Control" scheisse to ruin the fun!

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    Re: To burnout or not to burnout...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric


    It's what the kids are into... like rap "music," I don't see the appeal....
    It seems wasteful of tyres especially. There are some competitions here soon in South Australia...part of a series.
    Rex
    On the Sunshine Coast, in the Sunshine State Queensland (QLD), Australia

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