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Should the tires be smoking?

This is a discussion on Should the tires be smoking? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I have 99 WS.6, Hooker LT's, Borla Catback. When I launch from a dead stop with the TCS off I ...

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    Should the tires be smoking?

    I have 99 WS.6, Hooker LT's, Borla Catback. When I launch from a dead stop with the TCS off I hardly leave a mark. I thought my TA would light em u? I have stock Goodyear F1's. Any thoughts or suggestions?

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    Hooking up is good!!!!! Why the hell you worried about smoking the tires? Wait till you get more power than you'll be wondering why can't you hook!!!
    I would rather hook up than burn the tires off my car anyday.

    Jimmy

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00TAWS6 View Post
    Hooking up is good!!!!! Why the hell you worried about smoking the tires? Wait till you get more power than you'll be wondering why can't you hook!!!
    I would rather hook up than burn the tires off my car anyday.

    Jimmy
    Jimmy, I'm concerned that i might not be getting the power I should be. Like I need a tuneup or something. The car is Vert with 29K miles on it.

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    A4 or M6?

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    I got a better one for ya. I belive when I bought my 01 Z28 they changed the clutch and my car won"t burn out/power brake whenever i try to heat them up I just burn the clutch up.And i know it's not me cuz my buddy has a ls1 also and he even tryed! any ideas? I was thinking line lock for the front brakes?

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    Even if you drop the clutch you wont spin the tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by ta586 View Post
    Jimmy, I'm concerned that i might not be getting the power I should be. Like I need a tuneup or something. The car is Vert with 29K miles on it.
    Strap it on a dyno, and c wut u make

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    A4 or M6?
    It's an A4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajiv1998 View Post
    Strap it on a dyno, and c wut u make
    What's the cost to have it Dyno'ed, anyone know?

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    If your car is hookin up, you should be proud. People pay thousands of dollars for there tires to hook up and not spin

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000T/A Guru View Post
    Even if you drop the clutch you wont spin the tires
    this better be a question or extreme sarcasm.....

    if you drop the clutch and cant demolish the tires, you either need to check the car or check your sack....

    no offense of course, just saying

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    if its an A4 and it has stock gears you cant expect to much from a dead stop.especially if it has 2.73's. When I still had the stock gears in mine it would only turn them over a couple times and go and it was running fine.
    I wish I had your problem..Id give anything to keep my car from spinning.

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    M6 and I can burn them through third. Don't know why you can't burn them if you drop the clutch.

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    When my '02 T/A was bone stock I would spin all the way through first and part way through second whenever I floored it and it had 2.73's and an A4. Don't see why your WS.6 won't. I would do the dyno run also. Around here it's $75-$100 for three pulls and if you want A/F readings its another $25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000T/A Guru View Post
    Even if you drop the clutch you wont spin the tires
    Yeah I can drop it ! I wanted to power brake it b4 runs at the track to really heat them up

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    Quote Originally Posted by ta586 View Post
    It's an A4.
    A4s I test drove back in the day wouldn't spin the tires from just pressing the accelorator down. I'd say your cars fine. Get some mods. 3:73s and a stall will wake it up. Could always powerbrake it.

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    If your tires are good and your an a4 with 2.73 your not gonna spin all that much, my a4 only started to spin when my tires got bad.

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    shoulda got a manual

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    I own a manual now lol. I think its more fun

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