8th November 2005, 12:37
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Burnout's and Launch Control with bad wheel hop!
Burnout's and Launch Control
Had a play around this morning, having trouble doing a burnout! I think I need to find that happy medium of revs vs brakes!
Reason I was trying to do a burnout is because I tried Launch Control for he first time today. MAN!!! it has terrible wheel hop/tramping, which is basically when the rear wheels bounce up and down on the road as they are spinning - trying to get traction. It really isn't a nice feeling (feels like the diff. is going to fall out!) - so I pulled my foot out!
So, to overcome this wheel hop problem - I have done this on other cars before (RX-7 is the first one that comes to mind, as it had really bad wheel hop). Doing some solid burnouts in the RX-7 sorted the tyres, so that I could then do hard launches getting lots of traction and no wheel hop.
So trying to do this with the M5 now, and it appears to be a little bit of a mission to get it to do a burnout. Anyone got any tips?