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Just a quick question for you guys.

I have a 95 cobra that I recently blew the transmission up in. I ate the gears off the input shaft. I did a decent amount of burnouts and I was curious if the upgraded brake system on these cars could put to much strain on the input shaft and be partly the cause of why I blew the transmission. I've already replaced it, I just don't know if I am safe doing burnouts without hurting this transmission. It would be nice if I could still heat the tires up for a race. I plan on getting line-loc when I get the chance but until then I would like to know if I should just not do burnouts or what?
 

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Burnouts are notoriously bad for your car. Its not nearly as bad on a prepped surface like a drag strip being hosed...... but otherwise yes its a tremendous amount of stress in the car.

...I still do them... but nothing more than 2-4 seconds and very rarely.
 

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Usually when you eat the gears off of the input shaft you have had a lack of oil!

Get a line lock & don't worry about it!
 

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For the amount of burnouts your doing you definatley meed a line lock, however your putting strain on your entire drivetrain doing burnouts to include brakes as well.
 

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^Agreed, you didn't help it live, but I doubt you caused its death. Clutch-dropping is harder on an input shaft than doing burnouts.
 

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:facepalm: ^ get a line lock
 

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Ok, thanks for all the answers. I know I need a line-loc and I plan on getting just wanted to get an idea if my tranny will be safe till I do get one.

I've done burnouts alot in foxbody's but with drum rears, it didn't ever seem to hurt it. I figured with the cobra brakes it coulda put a little extra strain on the trans.
 
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