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Has anyone been able to do a nice fat standing burnout on their stock IS. I've seen some modified IS videos but havent been able to do it myself. I have an 03' 5spd and the throttle seems to shut off when I attempt the heel-toe, or toe-heel as it is more appropriately called.

I have the trac disabled so that is not the reason, and also the car is capable of a wonderful tirespin when I drop the clutch even as low as 3K rpm, but when the brake is appplied the throttle seem to disengage. If anyone can let me know how to overcome this impediment, I would greatly appreciate it.
 

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trac off. right heel on brake. right toe on gas. left foot on clutch. make sure the brake is down a good amount and slowly give it some gas. pull off the clutch, give it some gas and rock on...just watch the RPMs.
 

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hey 187g you said you disabled the daytime running lights. how did you do that? seems a lot of people i ask either dont know (or when i ask the dealership they wont tell... obviously)
 

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hey 187g you said you disabled the daytime running lights. how did you do that? seems a lot of people i ask either dont know (or when i ask the dealership they wont tell... obviously)
:eek: open your hood. look to the left portion of your engine bay. the is a little electrical box. It is in front of the battery. It has a "caution hot" warning on it. It's mounted to one of the front strut bolts on the passenger side of the engine bay.

Pull the plug that's going to that box from the front. That will disconnect the DRL, but you will still have high beams.

^^do a simple search next time.
 

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YellowIS300 said:
hey 187g you said you disabled the daytime running lights. how did you do that? seems a lot of people i ask either dont know (or when i ask the dealership they wont tell... obviously)
In your engine compartment, on top of the Passenger side strut, there is a "box" Labled : Warning: Hot, DO NOT TOUCH!. Just unplug the wires going to it and tape up all the exposed connections, and enjoy your DRLless car!

Of course the dealer wont tell since DRLs are a safety feature. Some might even not know how.
 

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Thanks alot! took like 3 minutes. DRLs are GONE. I just got the car so im not really sure how anything is wired. thanks for the help
 

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Thanks wino, I appreciate it. I have a question for you, were you able to do a burnout like this before you got heavily modded? Did you do this before CDD removal?

Im asking because like I said, when I try this, the ECU seems to cut the throttle. Perhaps I'm overly cautious and do not drop the clutch at high enough RPM. Do you drop or ease in the clutch and at what RPM?

Thanx again,
Gary
 

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187g said:
Thanks wino, I appreciate it. I have a question for you, were you able to do a burnout like this before you got heavily modded? Did you do this before CDD removal?

Im asking because like I said, when I try this, the ECU seems to cut the throttle. Perhaps I'm overly cautious and do not drop the clutch at high enough RPM. Do you drop or ease in the clutch and at what RPM?

Thanx again,
Gary
you sure you disabled the trac correctly? sounds like that may be a potential problem...yes, do the cdd mod if you can. i was able to break the tires free under stock power and do a ok burnout. its a lot easier with 350+ horsepower though. :wink:
 

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Thank you again Wino, help from the more experienced .netters is always appreciated.

Yes I disabled the trac permanently, following these instructions:
[/url]http://www.is300.net/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=13313444&highlight=trac I usually have no problem losing ...ttle so that it cant ignore my foot position.
 

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no problem. hmm...just be careful though...when i was first learning how to do it...i fried my stock clutch. thank god for warranty. :D

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Thank you again Wino, help from the more experienced .netters is always appreciated.

Yes I disabled the trac permanently, following these instructions:
[/url]http://www.is300.net/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=13313444&highlight=trac I usually have no problem losing ...ttle so that it cant ignore my foot position.
 

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Ive got an 03 5-speed and have absolutly no problems obliterating the rear tires. using the heal technique desrcibed is a bit hard to get used to . i simply get the revs up to about 3,500 rmp, load the clutch just a tiny bit til the car just barly creaps forward, then pop it, tires will spin, jump on the brakes with the left foot and mash the gas, once the car is in one place, let off the brake as much as possible while still holding the car still, (to avoid as much abuse on the rear brakes as possible) ive burned through probably half the tire in one long, big, tire smoking display of testosterone. spring is coming and there will be re-inactments im sure, this time with pics.
and yes its hard on your car, so if your not up for fixin it, this is ill advised.
 

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Thanks alot! took like 3 minutes. DRLs are GONE. I just got the car so im not really sure how anything is wired. thanks for the help
It took 3 minutes to pull the hood release handle and unplug a single connector? :eek:
 

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Thanx teck,
closing windows is an excellent idea. Always close windows before race, burnout, or any other time you wish to prevent thick smoke and tire bits from entering cabin (or simply need the aerodynamics to make a quick getaway).
 

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burnouts

We were talking about doing a burnout in one place right??what i ment by mashing the gas was just to get them spinning, once the tires are burning and youve got the car sitting still there's really no need to keep the engine wound all the way up at redline, back off the throttle and keep the revs at 5k or so. if your really going all out, get the engine bouncing off the limiter (while spinning the tires) and do a very fast full throttle shift to second,(Keep the gas wide open) dump the clutch and quick get the left foot back on the brake,wah'la 2nd gear burnout....Note!! you should remove the clutch dampener first to make the clutch catch right away so
your tires go up in smoke, not the clutch. This(as ive said befor) is hard on the engine and trans, so do it at your own risk.
also the SCC burnout contest was for the longest burnout in length, so they did not use the brakes, just reved it to all holy hell and dumped the clutch. works, but you cant get really big clouds that way. :crazy:
 

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oh yeah,
one other thing, if somehow youve got a IS with some electronic junk that cuts the throttle when braking, (though ive never heard of it on a IS) do a simple test, try our above mentioned methods, if it still does what you describe , look under the dash by the brake pedal, there is a switch, unplug the connector and the computer will never know you have the brake pressed. this is the best way to get burnouts going on the new 350Z's as they have this setup.
 
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