HOW TO DO A BURNOUT in a Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) Automatic Transmission Vehicle
This is a step by step instructional on How to do a Burnout in a Rear Wheel Drive Automatic Transmission vehicle including a tutorial video from a man with over 20 years of burnout experience Mr. Clint Grover.
Clint Grover owner of Never Done Industries
This is a written tutorial, if you'd prefer to watch a video just scroll to the bottom of the page.
How to do a Burnout in a RWD Automatic Transmission Vehicle
Step 1: COMPLETELY disable your traction control if your vehicle has it. Traction control is designed to reduce power to wheels that are slipping or losing traction, if you try to do a burnout with your traction control on your vehicle will simply cut the power to the wheels and that means no burnout for you. If you don't know how to disable your traction control just check the forums for your vehicle or do a google search, you'll find the answer in no time!
Step 2: Press The Brake Pedal: The brake pedal engages your front brakes which will help hold your vehicle in place during a burnout.
Step 3: Shift the vehicle into Drive (you may also select 1st gear if you wish). Now that the front wheels are held in place, with your foot on the brake pedal go ahead and put the vehicle in D (drive).
Step 4: Floor it and ENJOY! At this point you're ready to begin your burnout, make sure that your steering wheel is pointed in the direction you want to go as it's possible for your vehicle to grab traction and launch forward. With one foot holding the brake pedal use the other foot to quickly push the throttle (gas pedal) to the floor. If your tires don't immediately start spinning then you'll need to SLOWLY release the pressure on your brake pedal until the tires begin to spin. This is called "power braking" and it can be a little tricky so plan on needing to practice a few times before everything goes smoothly. Power braking is not completely necessary for doing a burnout but it is the safest way for beginners because it keeps your vehicle in place (or moving very slowly) as opposed to allowing you to launch forward uncontrolled.
At this point your tires should be spinning freely and you should officially be doing a BURNOUT! Congratulations!
When you've finished your burnout simply let off the gas pedal, your vehicle should still be safely held in place.
That's all there is to it, welcome to the tire fryers society!
What If My Vehicle Didn't Do A Burnout?
- Trick: Try putting water on your tires, it will help them lose traction much easier!
- DO NOT USE BLEACH for burnouts! It creates a dangerous gas and actually warms up your tires and makes them stick!
If the water trick doesn't work then one of two things are going on: Either your vehicle doesn't have enough power to do a burnout, or your traction control is not COMPLETELY disabled.
If your vehicle is under-powered and can't do a burnout then it's time for some bolt-ons! Take a look at our automotive accessories, mufflers and nitrous kits at the top of the page.
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