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Old 04-12-2010, 03:05 AM
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question for the c350 owners..

On a red light if you guys stomp your c350s, does your tires squeal and go? when i stomp my c350 from a red light i dont hear jack and it just moves.. not trying to waste my tires or anything but i even seen c300s have enough power to make some kinda squeal.. any thoughts? i have it on S, esp off and on 1st gear by the way...
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On a red light if you guys stomp your c350s, does your tires squeal and go? when i stomp my c350 from a red light i dont hear jack and it just moves.. not trying to waste my tires or anything but i even seen c300s have enough power to make some kinda squeal.. any thoughts? i have it on S, esp off and on 1st gear by the way...
With ESP off I could break the rears free by mashing the pedal last fall. But that was on a all-but-worn-out set of rear tires. I also broke them free on the hwy when I hit the gas at 50-60mph in the cold rain. Even with the ESP that was scary because I wasn't expecting it.

But with my new tires or my winter set, the only way I can break them free is if there's a little sand on the road or if the road is damp/wet. Sometimes you can do it on dry pavement when taking a right turn from a stop.

When I was intentionally killing my old summer tires last fall, I was able to lay down some really nice long dual tread marks but you have to start with a little break-stand. Lightly hold the brakes (no more than needed to hold the car still) and gas it, they break free around 2500+ rpms if I recall. They'll easily spin thru 1st and well into 2nd.
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Old 04-12-2010, 01:09 PM
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not trying to waste my tires or anything but i even seen c300s have enough power to make some kinda squeal.. any thoughts? i have it on S, esp off and on 1st gear by the way...
You've probably seen some stickshift cars
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I can always spin my tires buy stomping it, i just thro it in 1st and mash it!
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when i had the stock tires on they squeal everywhere.. off a red light, on a hard left turn..

it's not like a burnout or anything, but it does make an obvious squeaky sound all the time.
I've always think of it as the tires not having enough grip though.
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Old 04-13-2010, 03:15 AM
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hmm, i throw it on 1st, turn the esp off.. when i mash it, i don't even hear a chirp lolz.. i got michelin pilots all seaon on it,, maybe it has too much grip..
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Tried it yesterday, unless you power brake, nothing on a straight line.
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hmm, i throw it on 1st, turn the esp off.. when i mash it, i don't even hear a chirp lolz.. i got michelin pilots all seaon on it,, maybe it has too much grip..
My Michelins have pretty decent grip but are easy to chirp off the line in my C300...but like Sportstick says, the manual trans makes all the difference.
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I don't think the C350 has enough torgue to break the tires on dry pavement from a standing start unless you use the brakes. not with an automatic. Now if I had the nice 6-speed the C300 has man oh man.
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I go into the computer and put it on "Dynotest" mode and I go around and do donuts with the bad boy!! I have a video, I'll post it today!
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I go into the computer and put it on "Dynotest" mode and I go around and do donuts with the bad boy!! I have a video, I'll post it today!
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