squeeling the tires on your car

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    squeeling the tires on your car

    I can't seem to squeel the tires on my car. It's a rear wheel drive V8 crown victoria. From a stop I press the gas pedal down pretty far, and it makes a monstrous noise, the front end picks up, it accelerates fast, but I want a squeel! Do I need to hold the break down for a split second while I push down the accelerator pedal?

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    It's a lot harder to squeal with a RWD car than a FWD. I have a 98 Grand Am GT (FWD, V6), and I can easily squeal the tires on it, just by flooring it off the line.
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    I don't know why you would want to do such a thing with you (I'm guessing here) dad's car. HEHE. The reason you probably can't "peal" out is bacause your car is equiped with traction control, limitting the slip of the tires. Another reason...its a Ford crown victoria. But to surely peal out follow these steps:

    1. put car in neutral
    2. rev up to 5K RPMs
    3. drop tranny to drive....hehe

    The only problem with this is that you can screw up your tranny. So I wouldn't recommend it. But if you really want to make some noise/smoke with your tires get a stick. Slip into first from 6K RPMs, and enjoy. My 2001 elantra still peals going into second gear. hehe.

    I'm glad my Talon TSi is all wheel drive though, even with a slip or a dump there is no pealing just perfect pick up.

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    Originally posted by XSquared
    It's a lot harder to squeal with a RWD car than a FWD. I have a 98 Grand Am GT (FWD, V6), and I can easily squeal the tires on it, just by flooring it off the line.
    actually you are very wrong. Think about the following cars: Mustang, TransAm, Camaro, 300zx, RX7, Supra, etc etc. All RWD, and all will peal out with more "squelling" and smoke then almost any FWD car.

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    ^ i was gonna suggest that... manuals are fun
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    Are there any cool V8 manual cars you can get for cheap that work good? The vic is really old, but picks up fast I think. It really sounds like a monster when you accelerate fast.

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    Another reason for not squeeling your tires: It is considered an exhibition of speed and can carry a heavy fine.

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    For real you can get fined for it?

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    Originally posted by Leeman_s
    Are there any cool V8 manual cars you can get for cheap that work good? The vic is really old, but picks up fast I think. It really sounds like a monster when you accelerate fast.
    tell me why would you want to get a V8 car? if you have extra money to spend for gas, than send it my way

    Almost all V8's are American, they boast huge engines yet the HP in most is quite low for the size, and even though they have big torque, most are horribly slow due to their weight. I mean I love the ads saying "200-something horsepower, more torque then any in the class" for American cars, yet they fail to mention that the car weights 3 damn tons!

    Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the ocassional domestic but preffer european.
    Last edited by axon; 10-23-2003 at 08:34 PM.

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    Originally posted by Thantos
    Another reason for not squeeling your tires: It is considered an exhibition of speed and can carry a heavy fine.
    In illinois you could get your liscence taken away; the violation is called reckless driving though.

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    few more things....

    leeman, to make your CV go faster equip it with a variety of decals (at least 20), and a huge alluminum bike rack (spoiler). Each decal adds anywhere from 3 to 5HP! wow! and the spoiler...well that just looks wicked. HEHE I hope all you know that I'm being sarcastic. I love the people who put thousands of dollars into their cars looks, and nothing for the performance. All show no go, as they say.

    Many times a civic will pull up to my elantra....ground effects, 5 inch mufller, bigarz spoiler, accesorized with a variety of decals, and is reving up the engine. Mind you, the only thing I have done on the outside of the eleantra is tinted windows, nothing else. I beat the civic by at least two car lengths. Now lets compare the pricing. New civic around $15K, new elantra $11.5K, all his accesories ~$3K, my intake and full exhaust including downpipe and headers $1K. so 18K to 12.5K. kinda funny.

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    I've got my permit and I "get" to drive my mom's van (plymouth voyager) which is fw drive...I keep spinning the tires every time I accelerate quickly, but it just makes me mad...especially when I was getting honked at for trying to change lanes (no one wanted to let me in )
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    Does anyone else agree with me that the acceleration on a Jeep Cherokee (inline 6 cylinder) is really awesome for an SUV?

    I spun out the other day, but it was completely accidental. The road was a little wet and I was accelerating from a start going around a corner, and I guess I turned a bit hard. Oh well, no damage done, and I don't drive like that on purpose.
    Away.

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    Originally posted by confuted
    Does anyone else agree with me that the acceleration on a Jeep Cherokee (inline 6 cylinder) is really awesome for an SUV?
    No, not really

    For quite some time though the Grand Cherokee V8 was the quickest (0-60) SUV on the planet. That changed though when the Mercdes M series was released. No of course we've got a turbo Porsche to go against

    The 4 liter inline 6 is a pretty impressive engine though, not great, but given it's age it's still doing quite good

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    Originally posted by axon
    actually you are very wrong. Think about the following cars: Mustang, TransAm, Camaro, 300zx, RX7, Supra, etc etc. All RWD, and all will peal out with more "squelling" and smoke then almost any FWD car.
    i might be wrong but i think it would be easier to peel out with fwd. i thought one of the advantages of rwd over fwd was better traction when taking off from a complete stop (of course awd would be the best in this scenario).

    also, seems like anything fwd has a little inline 4 banger whereas rwd has v6 or bigger (except in something like an s2000, a rwd car with i4). so rwd might burn rubber easier but only because its most likely equipped with a more powerful engine, not because it is rwd.

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