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    Tire Screeching

    Why do so many males screech their tires? Is it intentional or usually just spirited unrestrained driving?

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    I first noticed this tire squealing phenomemon with parking valets who seem to squeal their tires in parking garages when not many people are around, but I've also noticed it afterhours at new car dealerships---the technicians seem to move the cars around the lots and in and out of the service areas at a tire-screeching pace.

    When I spend time in the country, every Fri and Sat night around 2am you can hear the hideous tire squeals of burning rubber in the nearby mall parking lot. Of course, that type of tire squealing is intentional, but when guys are moving cars from point A to Point B for work purposes are they intentionally trying to make a lot of noise or just move the cars quickly?

    This is not a cultural phenomenon either because I witnessed it in Australia with the parking valets from our hotel. In Perth I saw a guy pour oil on the street and burn rubber with his dad's BMW, of course that was intentional

    <small>[ 14 September 2003, 07:42 PM: Message edited by: Jamesnj ]</small>

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    i dunno about it not bieng a cultural phenomenon as it seems no matter what american movie i see and no matter what car they are driving in american movies the tyres have to screech
    but really i htink it is either showing lack of education or just a young thing or they have an endless bank account for tyres and mechanical components
    either that or i must be getting old

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    There was plenty of tyre screeching going on today from Dr.306's 306XSi wink

    A small amount in the C3 too...

    I don't intentionally screech tyres around the city, I mean it's just wasting rubber, but when you're having fun on a nice windy road, who cares!

    I'm sure Pugrambo would agree with me there,
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    Derek

    yes you are right
    there is a time and place for getting tyres to sing and on a nice bit of road i can't think of anything better
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    pugrambo:
    i dunno about it not bieng a cultural phenomenon as it seems no matter what american movie i see and no matter what car they are driving in american movies the tyres have to screech
    Yeah, what is it with every police car in an american movie doing handbrake turns when coming to a stop, or drifting around corners? Do they really drive like that over there???
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    Has anyone else noticed how in American movies, tyres schreech on dirt and of course on wet roads.
    I will admit to hearing tyre scheeching on speedway tracks toward the end of the night after lots of rubber is laid down. But not under any other circumstances.
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    Damian,

    Maybe the American cars have so little traction that all they can do is screech their tyres.
    Whilst competing on a rally a few years ago cars leaving the start line up a slight hill the more powerful cars were leaving rubber for quite a distance in first and second gear and the tyres were screeching.

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    I thoought that the glazed concrete floors in places like carparks and car dealerships just made screechy noise anyway even in volvo driving
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