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BMW E36 325is Burnout In Place

9th September 2008

BMW E36 325is Burnout In Place

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Take a look at this burnout in a BMW E36 325is. The burnout in place seems to be the hardest type of burnouts to me, but then, I’m no expert in that field. So, I’m going to leave the explanation for the experts here. How can you do this? Anyone tried this before? and most important to me, can a BMW 318is do that or you need a stronger engine?


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  1. 1 On September 9th, 2008, seth wakeman said:

    Here in the US we call that a brakestand. You heel and toe the gas and brake pedals, to apply the brakes just enough to hold the front wheels, and enough gas to break the rears loose.

    I wouldn’t be trying it in a 318, Tony. I’d be afraid the tires wouldn’t completely break loose, the wheels would hop, and you might break your diff.

    When I worked as a mechanic, I saw this kid with a Jeep Wrangler who had tried to do burnouts, and had sheared EVERY tooth off his pinion gear in his diff! So make sure you have the power to break the tires completely loose, or else the hopping will slam the gears back and forth in the diff.

    All the best,

  2. 2 On September 9th, 2008, glen said:

    toe n heal for sure

    and yer you need a bit of power but if you rly want
    to do it and you have so wanky old tyres put cooking oil on them for
    some real fun and stinking tyres lol 😀

    in your 318 that should be no problem just make sure the revs are high
    before you engage the clutch

  3. 3 On September 10th, 2008, Scott said:

    can you do it, well kind of.
    if its wet a 318 will spin them up and do that sort of thing fine. but in the dry is a completely different story. Seth is right, you “WILL” blow your diff! trust me. i have a 318is and i have gone through 5 diffs in it. if you want to do any of those sort of things you need a stronger diff. the ones in 318’s are pathetic you will need at least one out of a 320 or up to make it strong enough to do it. but even then you cant do it for long. the 4cyl engine just cant keep them spinning like the 325 does in this vid.

    so long story short. it will be able to do a small one burnout but not for very long. you will need to rev the engine very high and you will most likely blow the diff unless you have a stronger one.

  4. 4 On September 10th, 2008, Tony Sticks said:

    @Scott, Glen, Seth wakeman: Thank you very much for the great info. Lucky me I asked before trying it :p . You know, I normally hate doing burnouts in a BMW because it puts heavy loads on the engine and that shouldn’t be done (your car doesn’t deserve that), but from time to time… I feel I want to do it regardless 😀 .