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Kinda wondering what the consensous is as to which gear is appropriate for the burn-out. Of course some would say 1st gear, most would likely say 2nd gear, but how about 3rd gear?
 
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Wouldn't 3rd gear make the TC stall too high, generating a lot of heat? Maybe you could lock the converter in 2nd.
 
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If you are talking about a "track" BO, then 2nd gear. The car starts in 1st then shifts to 2nd and stay about 3500 RPM.

A line lock is a good idea.
 
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I used to do a 2nd gear burnout but kept hitting the rev limiter, so now I leave it in drive.
 
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Hey Mikie...


I was recently talking to my local 4L60E tranny specialist during the trans rebuild for the Coprice. He recommended doing a burnout in D, although he said that 2nd wouldn't be too bad. He said my car would start in 2nd and hold 2nd if the BO was done in 2nd, based on the trans modifications and programmming I have, so the major concern is just getting the tires moving (no problem for either of my cars
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Having said this, I have and still do my BO's in 2nd. When my cars were more stock (stock trannies) I also did them in 2nd.

The only issue I can see with using D is if your PCM programming puts the car into abuse mode as a result of the excessive wheel spin. This is one reason I do not use D, although I do not know the specific conditions that induce the PCM to go into the abuse mode.
 
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Mostly in 1st which saves tires with the 4.56's, but my next burnout will be in 2nd with the line-lock to heat them up/burn the tires off better. I do have a T56 though. :D
 
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I've always done my burnouts in 3rd gear, and I've done a lot of them! ;)

The shop foreman at Phoenix Transmissions, in Weatherford, TX., who builds the trannys for my cars, also recommends leaving it in D.

I also asked one of our top bracket racers at my local track,(nine second Mustang). He also recommend high gear, as well.

The only time I ever put mine in limp home, was when I did my burnout, and then got right back in it again, for some unknown reason,
not part of my usual routine. It's never happened again.

YMMV
 
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Originally posted by SSONIC:
The only issue I can see with using D is if your PCM programming puts the car into abuse mode as a result of the excessive wheel spin. This is one reason I do not use D, although I do not know the specific conditions that induce the PCM to go into the abuse mode.
Are you saying that putting the shifter in 2 during a burnout will not cause the tranny to go into limp mode on the 1-2 shift? I cannot seem to get rid of this problem with the new combo.
 
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Ask yourelf one question, what's the point of the burnout?

I always use 3rd "D" so that I; a)get the tires hot quick and b)warm up the trans at the same time. Nothing wrong with 1st or 2nd only burnouts, they just won't get the tires as hot as quickly. Of course, if you like to do looooong burnouts, then keeping the wheel speed down will help slowly heat them up rather than roast them and cook the brakes.
 
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For what it's worth

I start in manual first and shift to second, holding about 45mph (which puts me at about 4000)
No tach in the car.
I think, in my case, if I went to third the car would bog down as the tires started to bite and down shift on me.
With my drum rear brakes, I found a line lock mandatory. With out I could not hold the front of the car.

Gerry
 
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I start off in manual first, and moderately make my way up to about 5400 rpm and then I shift it into 2nd gear and usually hold it until I see the rpms start to kinda drop off.

Matt
 
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Nice to see more "line locks" mentioned. At least here's a few of you out there with more brains than balls.

And so friggin' easy to install too. I guess it must be a 'priority' thing - as it doesn't make one any faster or quicker.......btw, there isn't a day goes by that I don't use my line lock, and it's not for burnouts ['cept maybe once a month]. Every time I stop on any type of incline that LL pays for itself.

d56
 
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I do my burnouts in 2nd gear.
As mentioned, a line lock is a very good peice of equipment to buy. I had my problem of holding the car at the line after doing my burnout. Power braking the car heated up my brakes (I have drums). This made it hard to hold the car at 2k-2200 at the line. Now it holds great!
 
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