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hopefully the bellydoc see's this one. after having traded my 4cyl jeep and getting my fjc, i have always wanted to burn rubber, but i cant seem to do it. is it because of the VSC, or is it that the fjc doesnt have enough hp....please someone help me with this delema, i cant go on living:rocker::rocker: like this without closure....lol
 

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PLENTY of hp to do a burnout. The VSC will defeat it. Search the forums for how to disable it... basically just unplug the connector on the front of the brake master cylinder under the hood.

Use a *slight* amount of braking to sit in place and do a stupid huge burnout...

Do this at your own risk, of course. And have a buddy take pictures. :lol:
 

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PLENTY of hp to do a burnout. The VSC will defeat it. Search the forums for how to disable it... basically just unplug the connector on the front of the brake master cylinder under the hood.

Use a *slight* amount of braking to sit in place and do a stupid huge burnout...

Do this at your own risk, of course. And have a buddy take pictures. :lol:
Save some reading...Mikes right....disconnect the TWO wire plug from the front of the master cylider.....the vsc light will come on but the rig gains about a million horse power.....and a switch some were along that line and you'll have switchable burnout control:clap::clap:
 

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ah well we all have our needs that have to be taken care of! when we were small it was a toy firetruck or bulldozer now all grown up (or are we) it's an FJ.
 

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Save some reading! :lol:

Translated: quick! before Jon gets wind of this and posts a long response!!

Hey, as long as we're recommending relatively unadvisable things, one should note that a really GREAT burnout comes from having the rear end spooled up!

If you've got Toyota's rear e-locker, then there's a sensor it depends on in the transfer case.

On the AT, there are 3 switches that port into the top of the transfer case. There are 2 on the driver's side and one on the passenger's. The front one on the driver's side is the one that gets engaged when you shift into 4 low. Once this switch is closed, you are permitted to engage the rear locker on demand.

If you splice a dashboard switch into these wires, you can "permit" yourself to engage the rear locker on demand, even in 2 wheel drive.

If you don't do this, you'll end up just burning one rear tire because of the open differential.
 

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If you don't do this, you'll end up just burning one rear tire because of the open differential.
Not if you're gooooood. ;)

I could get both wheels lit up in my 2.2L 100hp open-diffed GMC Sonoma... you have to roll at maybe 5mph, jam the brakes to push the nose down and lighten the rear while spooling the motor up, lay the power down to light them up, and then re-stab the brakes to hold the front wheels in place. If you can get both of them going, you should be able to keep them both going... the hard part is getting them both to break free in the first place.

Of course that requires some practice to get the timing down... so not only are we talking about inadvisable things, we're talking about doing them repeatedly! :lol:
 

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I just went out and tried this on some gravel road. It definitely works. Do others have to restart to get the lights go away after replugged?
 

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If it gives you a check engine light (CEL), then it takes several restarts to clear the code. Alternately you can unplug the positive terminal of the battery for a few minutes while the codes all clear, but then you have to reset your clock and radio stations.

I hate the stupied CEL. I've got an intermittant one that shows up for a day and then clears itself and it happens almost every week. I'm guessing it's the spooge on the mass air flow sensor, but I have yet to determine it for certain. What freaks me out a little is that if it's on already, it completely defeats my ability to use the CEL to detect something ELSE of perhaps more importance.
 

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If it gives you a check engine light (CEL), then it takes several restarts to clear the code. Alternately you can unplug the positive terminal of the battery for a few minutes while the codes all clear, but then you have to reset your clock and radio stations.

I hate the stupied CEL. I've got an intermittant one that shows up for a day and then clears itself and it happens almost every week. I'm guessing it's the spooge on the mass air flow sensor, but I have yet to determine it for certain. What freaks me out a little is that if it's on already, it completely defeats my ability to use the CEL to detect something ELSE of perhaps more importance.
Have you tried the cleaning technique that Jason did to Larry's MAF?
 

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No, because all I have to do is think about doing it, and the CEL goes away!

I had a guy "do me a favor" and install an AIRAID in preparation for some wheel well modifications (that I have yet to do) when he was doing my gears.

What he did was to physically scissor out the coarse white filter material that sits BEHIND the stock air filter position.

Then, he forgot to put the gasket seal that's supposed to go where the stock air filter gets removed.

I didn't discover this for months, and when I did, I figured I'd probably aspirated enough silt into my fuel injectors to build an adobe brick, but I'd never actually suffered any problems from it.

So, I went ahead and rectified the situation by installing the gasket seal so that I wasn't sucking air in which bypassed the filter.

It was after THAT when I started noticing the occassional CEL.

I haven't proved that its a MAF sensor issue, but the evidence is suggestive.

At some point I'll probably want to buy an OBD II tool like "Scanguage" or its equivalent. I hope that I can find something that's equally useful for the FJ Crusier and the GM engine with all it's bastard parts which is in my project rig.

Like all else, with regard to these things... I have much to learn. ;)
 

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I could easily light up both rear tires on my 84 Mercedes 500SEC. But i suspect that if i do it one more time both rear tires are done.
 

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i did one burnout in the fj for like 5 seconds without doing anything like turning off the vsc. It struggles with you alot but it will get them to smoke for a couple of seconds, i stopped after i saw a little bit of smoke it also felt like i was hurting the fj alot so i wont be doing this ever agian. If i wanted to do burnouts i will just go find some reason to buy more parts to install and rent a new tundra for a night hehe. So much fun with rentals.
 
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