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This is a discussion on burnout questions for automatics within the Drag Racing forums, part of the Racing Forums category; Since I got my 3.42's I've been able to do burnouts on street tires without any water, but I just ...

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    Since I got my 3.42's I've been able to do burnouts on street tires without any water, but I just got drag radials and I couldn't even burn them out without water. I had to have somebody pour water for me since the track I go to doesn't have a waterbox. Does anyone else have the same problem on drag radials? Also I'm thinking about getting a stall converter, but I'm wondering how do you do a burnout with a stall converter if even possible?

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    isnt that good if you cant burn out on your launch at the track?

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    not on my launch I'm talking about actually trying to do a burnout to warm up the tires.

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    What kind of drag radials do you have?

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    If you can't burn em then why would you need to warm em up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by z_driver1
    If you can't burn em then why would you need to warm em up?
    For better traction off the line. I have BFG's.

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    I don't get it though, if you can't spin em you don't need a burnout cause you have 100% traction. Am I misunderstanding? And if you spin em off the line then you can do a burnout? I'm confused

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    I think you're confused. I'm not talking about spinning them when you launch off the line but rather before when you're suppose to warm them up. Does this make sense?

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    I think you're confused as to the aspect of my confusion. You say you can't do a burnout to warm them up. You don't need to warm them up if you can't spin them anyways. If you have such good traction that you can't warm them up, why would you need to warm them up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by z_driver1
    I think you're confused as to the aspect of my confusion. You say you can't do a burnout to warm them up. You don't need to warm them up if you can't spin them anyways. If you have such good traction that you can't warm them up, why would you need to warm them up?

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    I dont think u need to change anythin lol jus line up n go.


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    So are you guys saying that I don't need to do a little burn out with drags radials to warm them up for better traction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady1504
    Since I got my 3.42's I've been able to do burnouts on street tires without any water, but I just got drag radials and I couldn't even burn them out without water. I had to have somebody pour water for me since the track I go to doesn't have a waterbox. Does anyone else have the same problem on drag radials? Also I'm thinking about getting a stall converter, but I'm wondering how do you do a burnout with a stall converter if even possible?
    Ok....let's try this.....Your drag radials WILL need to be warmed up BEFORE you run....the compound in them gets maximum traction when you get the temps on them.....if you want the scientific explanation I will go into it...but just know that the reason you're spinning them before you run is to get temperature in them.....the reason you are having trouble spinning them is they are simply softer than your other tires....no worries...just have someone put water in front of them for you and then go to town......

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    Aren't drag radials suppose to cut time off your 1/4 mile times? Before drag radials my best would be a 13.8 on street tires and when I went out there on drag radials my best runs were 13.8 also. I was spinning through first on street tires thats why I went out and got drag radials for better traction and better times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady1504
    Aren't drag radials suppose to cut time off your 1/4 mile times? Before drag radials my best would be a 13.8 on street tires and when I went out there on drag radials my best runs were 13.8 also. I was spinning through first on street tires thats why I went out and got drag radials for better traction and better times.
    You should see an improvement in your times.....next time.....do like I said above.....get some temp in the tires......

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    Thanks a lot cailey37 you answered my question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady1504
    Thanks a lot cailey37 you answered my question.
    Not a prob.........good luck at the track....let me know how much improvement you get.

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    why don't I understand

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    Quote Originally Posted by z_driver1
    why don't I understand
    What dont you understand??

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    I don't understand why you would need to fight for a burnout. If it's that hard to do a burnout then you can't spin em off the line anyways and don't need to heat em up

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