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Are wheelspins really bad for your car?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by TinkerBell, 24 Mar 2006.

  1. TinkerBell

    Mobster

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    Location: Birmingham, UK

    Just wondering if wheel spins are really bad for your car, done it quite a few times on my car, its just tooooo easy:( so is it real bad for the car?
     
  2. Clarkey

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    no, bad for your tyres though :p
     
  3. EddScott

    Sgarrista

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    Well its not going to do your tyres any good for a start. Plus I would assume depending on the grip levels offered by your tyres the harder it is for the car to break traction the higher the forces are on your transmission.

    Personally, been driving the misses car for a while now and it has dreadful front tyres which lose grip if you spit on them. Annoying having to adjust from 4WD to FWD.
     
  4. TripleT

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    No harm to your car, but your tyres won't last very long! :p

    And you'll look like a pled doing it so it will harm your social status! :p
     
  5. Firestar_3x

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    Other than the tyre wear issue it will cause more stress on the driveshafts and possbily clutch.
     
  6. real

    Hitman

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    Can be bad for the engine if you are reving/wheel-spinning when the engine is cold.
     
  7. loltim

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    Wheelspinning eh?;)

    Whats next, handbrake turns?:p
     
  8. Jonny69

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    Nah, when mine is on the road it gets a thrashing pretty much every time it goes out. Spinning at the very least, smoke preferred :D

    Doesn't do it any harm, it's irresponsible and it wastes fuel and it wears the back ones out a bit quicker but they do about 7500 miles and I'm happy with that :cool:
     
  9. TinkerBell

    Mobster

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    Lol not done that yet, please dont give me ideas:p
     
  10. Firestar_3x

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    J turns are more fun anyways!
     
  11. penski

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    'Normal' street tyres + 300bhp = fun. Wide, sticky rubber + 300bhp = cracked crown wheel and getting towed home from Santa Pod :/

    *n
     
  12. Simon

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    It's bad for most gearboxes too, especially if wheelspinning when turning.
     
  13. D4VE

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    try learning some control, you look silly when you wheelspin :p :)
     
  14. F355

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    What car do you drive? I have never had accidental wheel spin, and my car isn't exactly slow. You either drive a 500bhp skyline or you are doing something wrong :p
     
  15. Firestar_3x

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    Or she has Ditchfinders......
     
  16. Enfield

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    I'd go with the ditchfinders theory.

    I had 4 on my 205 with lots of tread and I could get it to spin in 2nd gear in the dry when changing from 1st hard.

    DO NOT buy Metadors!
     
  17. TinkerBell

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    Oh i wish, lol

    1.2I 16v corsa, haha
     
  18. Firestar_3x

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    At first read i thought you put Matador, no wonder you have bad grip!

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Confused

    Sgarrista

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    I've got Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 on the front of my Prelude, and I can get it to chirp going 1st to 2nd, even in the dry, and with the weight of the boat anchor in the front (aka the H22 engine)!

    Trying to put the power down quickly in 1st or 2nd from a junction causes major wheel spinning for me!


    I'd go for the Ditchfinder General tyres being the culprit!
     
  20. Confused

    Sgarrista

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    A Skylard has lots of electronic trickery to stop you from wheelspinning ;)