How to Do a Burnout
It’s vital to know what is burnout before you learn how to do a burnout. Burnout is about sending a serious amount of horsepower to the wheels of your car to make them spin. Once your wheels spin at a high frequency, it will start burn the tires and cause a lot of smoke. So, what is the purpose behind burnout since it is all about burning rubber? The purpose of burnout is to heat up the tires to get a better traction. That’s the reason burnout can frequently be seen in many drag racing. Other than that, it is definitely a cool thing to do behind the steering wheel. Whether you own a manual or automatic transmission car, you can perform a burnout easily even it is a pickup truck. Get your car key and check out the step by step guide here.
What if burnout fail
- You will fail to do a burnout with a manual transmission car if you pop the clutch out of sudden. This will cause the car spin out of the course and accident could happen.
- The clutch of your car will be burned if you step on the brake too hard or you do a burnout for too long. It costs a lot of money to repair the clutch pad and many parts related to it. Therefore, make sure you do a burnout without blowing up your clutch.
- Your car tire will tear apart if you fail to spin them in the correct way. Learn how to drive an automatic car properly before you do a burnout or before you learn to drift.
- You car brake can factually catch on fire if they heat up. This will probably cause major damage to your car.
How to do a burnout in a manual car
Regardless of front wheel drive or rear wheel drive car you are doing it. The process to do a burnout with a stick shift is the easiest. It will be easier to do a burnout with high horsepower cars. Check out how much horsepower does my car have for better understanding. Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, and Dodge Challenger are a few great muscle cars to do a burnout.
Step 1: Start the car and release the handbrake (e-brake).
Step 2: Press the clutch all the way down and shift to first gear.
Step 3: Step on the gas pedal gently. Release the clutch and step on the brake fast when you see the RPM is high enough (normally is 4000-5000rpm). Do not step on the brake too hard as it will cause your clutch burn. Release the gas pedal when you want to stop the burnout.
See the step by step guide: learning to drive a manual car
How to do a burnout in an automatic car
You can do a burnout easily in an automatic car or truck if your engine has high horsepower. Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Colorado 4WD Crew Cab and Subaru Impreza WRX STi are some of the greatest 300 horsepower cars to do a burnout.
Step 1: Start the car and step on the brake pedal with your left foot.
Step 2: Shift the gear selector to D or 1 and release the handbrake (e-brake).
Step 3: Rev the engine and release the brake slightly then you can perform a burnout. Release the gas pedal when you want to stop it.
See the step by step tutorial: how to make an automatic car tires spin
How to do a burnout in a front wheel drive car
Many people are wondering if it is possible to do a burnout in a front wheel drive car rather than RWD or AWD (All-Wheel-Drive) car. Of course you can if the engine is powerful. SR20DET and K20A are two great example of front wheel drive engine.
Step 1: Pull the handbrake (e-brake) and hold the safety button.
Step 2: Shift to first gear, rev the engine and release the clutch (if you are doing this in a manual car).
Step 2: For automatic transmission car, step on the brake, shift the gear selector to 1 or D and shift your foot from the brake to the gas pedal. Rev the engine and you can do a burnout in a FWD car.
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