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Old 11-14-2007, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Is it becoming part of the OC culture to rip out of a parking lot and screech the tires around every corner?

I mean it used to be just the occasional Porsche driver that felt the need to lay rubber out of the gates, now I see Mustangs, BMW's, Soccer Mom's...

Do they realize this takes about 1000 miles off the tires?
What is the purpose, besides making noise?

Anyone else have this problem in their parts?

Last edited by Mach50; 11-14-2007 at 01:42 AM..
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Louisville
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People at my high school do it all the time. It's because they're teenagers, but the traffic is bad and if they don't turn the corner quickly, they'll never be able to go.
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Old 11-15-2007, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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What's worse, the sound of burning rubber or those tricked out mufflers on rice burners made from recycled Japanese beer cans?
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Old 11-15-2007, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Denver
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What's worse, the sound of burning rubber or those tricked out mufflers on rice burners made from recycled Japanese beer cans?
Tough choice, but I would say that the burning of rubber also causes drivers to lose control and create accidents.
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Old 11-15-2007, 09:51 PM
 
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It's something we used to do with F150's back in our rural hometowns. Yeha! Except there's not much open space here to do it. Give us a break!
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Old 11-16-2007, 12:19 PM
 
Location: South Orange County
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I used to burn rubber all the time when I was a kid. We used to measure the length of the strips. Then I started to pay for my own tires. Haven't purposely burned rubber in 40 years.

Hate loud pipes on any vehicle...again...used to love them. It's a part of the aging process.
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Old 11-16-2007, 12:46 PM
 
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Its just part of the "Out of my Way! Me first! Can't spare a second!" culture here.
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Old 11-16-2007, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Yorba Linda, CA
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I'm 25 and I don't burn rubber--didn't even when i got my license at 18. And even if I had a car now (or when I was 18) that was fast enough to do it, I still wouldn't. I don't have anything to prove and I also want to remain alive while I drive, thanks.
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Old 11-17-2007, 04:36 PM
 
Location: South Orange County
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Its just part of the "Out of my Way! Me first! Can't spare a second!" culture here.
That culture existed 50 years ago...nothing new. Kids and cars, and it certainly wasn't limited to CA.
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