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Old 03-16-2016, 05:06 PM
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Burnouts: An Appreciation
* Note: "Abuse your Monte & it will abuse you back"
It cost 2 play or show `off 4-$ure,
but it's so much fun
p.s. It is very encouraged by all tire companies to participate
in this activity (LOL)









THE ART AND SCIENCE OF TURNING EXPENSIVE RUBBER INTO SMOKE.















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There’s nothing as blessedly antisocial as a burnout done in an inappropriate place. For the cost of a little tire tread, your car produces a glorious cloud of blue-gray smoke guaranteed to make you a high-school hero or get you banned from your church’s parking lot. It’s plain sick exciting—the most fun you can have with friction while keeping your pants zipped.

Tire smoke is, like all smoke, a bunch of free-floating, airborne molecules that rise when a material goes through combustion. In short, it’s the vaporized chemicals found in the tire tread, plus the steam resulting from any nearby moisture. “Tires will smoke when you reach the point of volatility or vaporization of the materials in the tread compound,” says Goodyear race-tire engineer Robert Bethea.
Sure they’re fun, but burnouts actually serve a useful function in drag racing. “It is important to remember that one purpose of a burnout is to remove foreign matter [such as might be collected while rolling around in the pits],” explains Bryce Jones, Goodyear’s sales-account manager for drag racing. “There’s no standard optimum temperature for the surface of the tread to reach during a burnout.







“You could safely estimate the tread’s temperature at about 400 degrees immediately following a burnout,” Jones continues, “but even that depends upon the length of the burnout. John Force, for example, prefers a long, hard burnout.”



The tire temperature will also drop precipitously in the minute or so between the burnout and the car’s staging for the competitive run. “We don’t have a set temperature,” says Greg Anderson, the four-time and reigning NHRA Pro Stock champion. “We’re usually in the 120-to-140-degree range.
“We try and repeat the same burnout and length every time,” Anderson explains about the burnout strategy for his 1400-or-so-hp door-slammer. Depending on the tackiness of the track and the weather conditions, that means performing the ­burnout between 7000 and 8000 rpm. “If it’s really sticky, you can get away with 7000 rpm. We get the tires ­spinning to the rpm we want, and then we’ll release the line lock [a device that keeps the front brakes engaged].”
For a Funny Car or Top Fueler, armed with 6000-plus horsepower from their supercharged, nitromethane-swilling V-8s, the burnout is performed at an engine speed barely above idle.
One goal of professional drag racers is laying down a fresh coat of rubber on the track for their slicks to bite into. “Everyone leaves with their tires in the same spot,” explains Anderson. “It’s more important now that every car has the same 105-inch wheelbase. There’s a bald spot right there where everyone launches. We try to put rubber over that bald spot.”
So while burnouts are a great way to display the full scope of your juvenile streak, they also serve a useful purpose, at least in drag racing.

 

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Such a waste of perfectly good tires!!!and what a hazard to the environment!!!!!!
I think this is all a conspiracy by tire makers to get us to buy more tires...LOL

Thanks for sharing BB Mike
 
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Old 03-17-2016, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by plumbob View Post
Such a waste of perfectly good tires!!!and what a hazard to the environment!!!!!!
I think this is all a conspiracy by tire makers to get us to buy more tires...LOL

Thanks for sharing BB Mike

Thanks `Bob, I agree with your post. I think it's abuse to your car i.e. tires, suspension, drivetrain, engine etc., unless it's to heat up your tires for better grip when racing.

I enjoy burn outs at the drags, but I believe in driving aggressively and not abusively...
Florida GT below "a nice one" : )




My first and only car was a new 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT with a 3.8L, 6 spd manual. I did take it to the track & after mod's and a good tune I ran in the high 13's @ 107 MPH. I was only 20 and it was a big investment for me. I loved my car & treated it with respect. (I worked to hard to get it)...

I always thought it looked funny to see a FWD burnout (LOL)..
I never just did burn outs, but I did clean my tires @ pre-stage.\Below from Motor Trend..
TEST DATA\\Factory stock
Acceleration to mph0-60 5.8
Quarter mile14.3 sec @ 100.6 mph
 

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Old 03-19-2016, 01:23 PM
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Thumbs up Super Burnout's by Turbo `John===========


Hi `John, thanks much for posting sharing your super super Turbo Monte Carlo burn out's. I sure couldn't afford to buy tires for all your super rides or fix them if they break.

Those are super vid's >Thanks<
 
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Old 05-06-2016, 04:28 PM
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