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best/safe way to do a burn out before racing?

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    best/safe way to do a burn out before racing?

    someone told me to get it spinning and keep it at about 25k rpm, then someone said thats strains the motor and should keep it spining like at 35-4K rpm? its a A4 i jusst want the safest/most effective anwsere.

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    well... 25k is pretty high rpms.

    not sure if ive ever heard of a car that revs that high
    haha, jsut bustin ur balls

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    #1 Get a line lock kit... this way your engine isn't working against the back brakes. There was one for sale on here that was a great price.

    #2 Depends on the tire. But I've found that just get it spinning, see a little smoke, then let of the brakes and feather the spin out, while rolling forward, until it hooks.

    Or......... you can just do a John Force special across the lights.(but most tracks only let sub 10 second cars get away with that)

    Oh yeah, if your running street tires, don't over do it in the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhiteZ28 View Post
    someone told me to get it spinning and keep it at about 25k rpm, then someone said thats strains the motor and should keep it spining like at 35-4K rpm? its a A4 i jusst want the safest/most effective anwsere.
    how could a lower rpm strain the motor.....? just heel-toe and hold it for 2 seconds. are you running drag radials? there really is no point warming street tires. only real thing to do is let out some psi in the rear tires....

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    for know i have street but i had nittos for a while so might be getting them in a couple weeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by nabdrill View Post
    #1 Get a line lock kit... this way your engine isn't working against the back brakes. There was one for sale on here that was a great price.

    #2 Depends on the tire. But I've found that just get it spinning, see a little smoke, then let of the brakes and feather the spin out, while rolling forward, until it hooks.

    Or......... you can just do a John Force special across the lights.(but most tracks only let sub 10 second cars get away with that)

    Oh yeah, if your running street tires, don't over do it in the water.

    IMHO
    The only thing I would change in the above is in #2....don't wait till it hooks to let off. That's hard on the converter, and will tend to take off a bit of the 'good' rubber you just made.

    Good luck.

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    thanks for the in put guys. i know everyone nkows who to do a burn out i just wanted the safest way for longdevity

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    Give the tires a quick spin thru the water first, that's what it's there for. Then use the line lock.

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    no line lock yet plus its a auto

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    Water is for those that can't spin and for slicks. I hate when street cars pull through water and leave it all over the line. Thats why when I go to T&T I try to get behind the big boys because if I et behind all the 14 sec and slower cars I don't hook for s@#$. Go around the water an LS1 does not need it to burn the tires.

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    even if they go around it then back in to it ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by slims00ls1z28 View Post
    Water is for those that can't spin and for slicks. I hate when street cars pull through water and leave it all over the line. Thats why when I go to T&T I try to get behind the big boys because if I et behind all the 14 sec and slower cars I don't hook for s@#$. Go around the water an LS1 does not need it to burn the tires.
    If on a non-DR, non-ET Street type of street tires, then I whole-heartedly agree.

    If on any sort of sticky tire, then use the water.

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