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Old 04-16-2003, 11:29 PM
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No Burnout in a 330ci?

My friend just bought a 2002 330ci, he sucks at driving all around and can't do a burnout in his car.

Is it not physically possible to do a burnout in a 2002 330ci?

can someone give me some tips to pass along?
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Old 04-16-2003, 11:36 PM
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Well, the car is extremely well balanced...

So in a completely stock 330ci with good tred, in good dry conditions I'd say it is near impossible to do one from a standing start?

Anyone else agree?

I know how to chuck it sideways?

But if you are desperate.
Chuck on some slicks on the rear which have next to no tred.
Oil up the ground, and if all else fails... strap down the car, lol.

DON'T do what Chetnik suggested.
Do that and you can say good bye to your gearbox, lol.
It isn't too healthy.

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Old 04-16-2003, 11:36 PM
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you turn T/C off?
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Old 04-16-2003, 11:42 PM
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agreed...hold traction control button til brakelite indicator turns yellow...then dump the clutch as usual...i fried my khumos doin this in a 2001 325 so i'm sure the 330 will manage...enjoy!
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Old 04-16-2003, 11:42 PM
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bah my idea is pro lol :P
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Old 04-17-2003, 12:14 AM
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A 330 can definately smoke the tires. Shut off T/C, rev up the motor, dump the clutch, watch the $$$ burn away into smoke (those tires are damn expensive, so it's really more money that you're burning).
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Old 04-17-2003, 02:34 AM
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I do not know about the automatic but with manual tranny and T/C off I can get the rear wheels to loose traction at will and once they are if you apply full power you will demolish your rear tires. I have not tried to do it on purpose but while driving like my crazy self I get the T/C light flash, especially when the weigth of the car is slightly shifting side to side and my foot is firmly on the accelerator
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Traction Control is for moffies
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Old 04-17-2003, 03:07 AM
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My friend has a 330ci with that Steptronic garbage on it and it's damn near impossible to cut loose. You need a clutch
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Old 04-17-2003, 03:15 AM
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Traction Control eats a weener

P.S. What are moffies?
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Old 04-17-2003, 03:17 AM
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Traction Control eats a weener

P.S. What are moffies?
Moffies =
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If it's a GheyTronic, it's pretty near impossible to do except under extremely optimal conditions (wet or sandy road), DSC completely off (hold the button down for a 5 count), and just slamming on the throttle. (also, having upgraded software to elimate that notorious throttle hesitation will help also)

If it's a manual, you should be able to spin the rear wheels at will. Just shut off DSC completely, rev up to 3000-3500 and dump the clutch. And if your friend has a manual and has problems doing it, he must really not know how to control a car very well.
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Old 04-17-2003, 11:15 AM
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yeah the trick is just to hold down the traction control button for like ten seconds.
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Old 04-17-2003, 01:41 PM
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no, traction control is for people that live in the northeast and dont enjoy pulling their cars out of ditches.

without traction control, u sit at an icy intersection with ur wheels spinnin until someone behind you decides to push you through.
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Old 04-17-2003, 02:02 PM
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You should definitly be able to do this in any 330 manual, step, or automatic. Like most have said you need traction control turned off. I can do it easily in my manual 325i and when I had a loaner automatic 325i Touring wagon from the dealership I was able to do it with TC off. I had to put it in drive, hold the brake, and rev the engine to about 3k RPM and let off the brake and floor it and I was easily able to make the wagon peel out. No serious burnout but I got some interesting looks making a wagon peel out
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