shut down procedure

Old 12-21-2009, 09:55 AM
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Now that we have had the burnout procedure thread, its time for the shut down procedure.

I have usually have thrown the car into neutral after crossing the 1320 mark, is this the proper way to end a run ? I have been told by some to leave it in gear, and by others to throw it in neutral, What is the way you do it.!!!!!!!
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:08 AM
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If it's a real short track I'll leave it in gear to help slow it down...but if I have a lot of room I'll put it in nuetral and just use the brakes.

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Old 12-21-2009, 10:14 AM
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no way will I ever put a car in N ... I've witnessed more people loose the car and worse get hurt by doing this.

It may be easier on things to some but I have no issues not doing it .. just a risk I am not willing to take.
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:27 AM
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I've used neutral before. I had cooling problems and would shut the car down and coast. Gateway has a very loooonnnggg shut down. Since we put in the new radiator, I leave it in gear. going to neutral can be very dangerous.
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by hammertime
no way will I ever put a car in N ... I've witnessed more people loose the car and worse get hurt by doing this.

It may be easier on things to some but I have no issues not doing it .. just a risk I am not willing to take.
Hey David,
You've got me couriuos about this...Please explain. Thanks

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Old 12-21-2009, 01:54 PM
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maybe just my cars , but in my dragster if I throw it up in neutral the chassis unloads and it starts moving around ALOT . IF i LEAVE IT IN GEAR , IT STOPS STRAIGHT , NO BOUNCING OR ANY OTHER BAD BEHAVIOR..woops didn't mean for those to be caps ,,,sorry
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:56 PM
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Maniac, the CAP POLICE are watching you!!!
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:03 PM
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I know ops: ops: not real stupid , just can't type
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:06 PM
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I don't know if there is any truth to it or not , but I was also told one time that it was bad for a automatic trans to be put in neutral at high speed , something about it turning at high rpms but the pump not because engine is off or idleing , like I said , mayby some trans guys might know more on this,,,,Paul
found this thread on the subject http://forums.racingjunk.com/viewtopic.php?t=10286
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by TS1955
Originally Posted by hammertime
no way will I ever put a car in N ... I've witnessed more people loose the car and worse get hurt by doing this.

It may be easier on things to some but I have no issues not doing it .. just a risk I am not willing to take.
Hey David,
You've got me couriuos about this...Please explain. Thanks

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Sometimes its easy to find reverse .. I seen this happen at norwalks ten grand nationals this year, it took out 2 cars both drivers were ok. I seen a TS car last year roll 10-12 times and go into flames he had minor burns. I seen a brand new dragster go to the scrap from this also. No sense is risking injury to yourself or others, accidents do happen.
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