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Cadillac XLR Forum Discussion, Burn Rubbers?? in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Hello, all. I wonder if anyone had burnt some rubbers with their xlr. I tried a couple times for fun ...
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    frankzm is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Question Burn Rubbers??

    Hello, all. I wonder if anyone had burnt some rubbers with their xlr. I tried a couple times for fun but without success. with or without the traction control, the rear wheels just won't break loose! (and I have a pretty heavy right foot!) I remember reading a review sometime ago saying that they couldn't break the rear tires loose neither. Does this mean it's impossible on the xlr? Thank you!

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    Re: Burn Rubbers??

    Quote Originally Posted by frankzm
    Hello, all. I wonder if anyone had burnt some rubbers with their xlr. I tried a couple times for fun but without success. with or without the traction control, the rear wheels just won't break loose! (and I have a pretty heavy right foot!) I remember reading a review sometime ago saying that they couldn't break the rear tires loose neither. Does this mean it's impossible on the xlr? Thank you!
    Hi Frank,
    go to a big parking lot where no cars around, stop there and put your steering wheel all way to left or right side, disable your TC and stability track by holding your TC button for about 9 seconds - now put your heavy right foot full down on your gas-pedal - you`ll standing very soon in a white smoke cloud - no, even left or right turns with smoking tires are easily to do.

    Harry

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    Re: Burn Rubbers??

    Thanks for the tip, I'll try it out. I am sure it will work with the wheel turned. But isn't this the way to do a "donut"? Is it possible to burn on a straight line? Thanks

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    Re: Burn Rubbers??

    The northstar engine, however amazing dos not develop enough bottom end torque (90% is available from 2500rpm and up) to break the tires free from a stand still at 100% traction (good black top),100% tire tread left on tires, also you have the weight of the trans and top back there too. This is great for wet weather, However, if the tires are more then 50% worn they will break free easier, this is true for any car. You may not want to burn off 3000k of tire life anyway they are expensive to replace……

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    Re: Burn Rubbers??

    You could always do a brake stand if you don't mind frying your rear rotors and pads. Brake stands are a piece of cake with an automatic.

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    Re: Burn Rubbers??

    Yeah what Mbai2 said!

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