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I've had an '04 5.3L and now an '05 6.0L and, with both, I can't burn any rubber. Whether the traction control is on or off and whether in 1st gear or drive, I floor it and nothing. The car goes and knocks you back in your seat, but no burnin' rubber like the good old muscle cars of the '70s. Am I alone on this?
 

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Burn'in Rubber !!!!!

Are you nuts???? Don't you know how exspensive those tires would be to replace??? :cuss
I thought you could use a womens answer !!!!!
 

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40 feet

with the T/C off, I've smoked em at least 40 feet. The trick is getting those fat 20" rears spinning, just hold the brake while the RPM's climb, get'em smokin and feather the brake as long as you have the guts.

I had a 68 SS350 Camaro, the big differnce is tires, if you put F70/14 Polyglas tires on the SSR , they would burn like cheap candles :cool .
 

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Thanks, Big Daddy! I'll try it. I know that with 21st Century technology, the idea is to not smoke the tires. But most of us remember that muscle car in high school that would burn rubber and send smoke pouring just by putting your foot half way on the gas pedal. I just want to relive that for a red light or two.
 

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Get yourself a 6-Speed!

matjow said:
I've had an '04 5.3L and now an '05 6.0L and, with both, I can't burn any rubber. Whether the traction control is on or off and whether in 1st gear or drive, I floor it and nothing. The car goes and knocks you back in your seat, but no burnin' rubber like the good old muscle cars of the '70s. Am I alone on this?
Try doing it with a 6-Speed and you will sit back and BURN BABY! :lol

Ps If you have an automatic then pour some bleach on the pavement and then power brake it and you will burn rubber all over the place! :reddevil
 

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Just install a line lock on it . Hurst makes it and maybe Mr. Gasket. It lets you hold the front brakes and release the rear with a button inside the car. Don't use bleach use gasoline and do it at dusk make sure you have your camera ready. ARE YOU GUYS NUTS!
 

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Ken Thurm said:
Just install a line lock on it . Hurst makes it and maybe Mr. Gasket. It lets you hold the front brakes and release the rear with a button inside the car. Don't use bleach use gasoline and do it at dusk make sure you have your camera ready. ARE YOU GUYS NUTS!
Ok Ken - post the pictures ;)
 

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Burning rubber?

matjow said:
I've had an '04 5.3L and now an '05 6.0L and, with both, I can't burn any rubber. Whether the traction control is on or off and whether in 1st gear or drive, I floor it and nothing. The car goes and knocks you back in your seat, but no burnin' rubber like the good old muscle cars of the '70s. Am I alone on this?
Oh the pitfalls of an automatic, even with 390hp. Go to a parking lot (can't be issued a ticket on private property) :thumbs then practice the fine art of the brake torque. Hold the brake just enough to keep the SSR from rolling forward and mash the throttle. It takes a while to get enough revolutions of the tires and the rpms up to reach enough torque and horsepower to really get them spinning. You will have no prboblems taking thousands of miles off the tires if you want too! :lol

As mentioned earlier in the post about a line lock you can do that but if you aren't a drag racer as young kids we had our own cheaper solution that worked great for the 70's when even a 77 Z28 had "only" 180hp! Mount an extra windshield washer bottle anywhere you can and run a seperate push button switch anywhere convenient in the cab and run the hose from the pump to a "T" and a seperate line to a small sprayer located just in front of the rear tires or even on top of the wheel well. Stop, press the sprayer switch, wet down the rears and let em rip! :thumbs No brake torque needed and less strain on the trans and rear end. If you store your SSR during the winters and won't need the washer for the windshield, you can disconnect the hose from the stock pump and run new hoses to the rear tires. No new switch is needed or extra washer bottle.

Crazy kid stuff. How old did our survey say average SSR owner was? :lol
 

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At Every Light!!

Hhmmmm..........

I get stuffed in the seat pretty good, lots of smoke and dual tread!!
But I guess Im cheatin with the Magnuson and Detroit Lockers ;)

Feels like Im gonna fly out when the top is down - but man what a thrill!!
 

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some is good! a lot is not ! when i mash the pedal no foot on the brake i spin all the way through first, and a quarter of the way in second!! i have recently installed a detroit locker which has helped deliver the 513 ft. lbs at the rear , before the second rear wheel did not spin like the other side. anybody out there have any other traction tips??? ron
 
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