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    power of 4.3 4X4 blazer

    Can anyone just mat their 4X4 blazer with 4.3 and role the smoke of both tires. Mine will just barely even powerbrake. It wont even turn them over hard enough to smoke them or leave a mark. They just leave 2 little piles of rubber powder. And if i just mat it it boggs till about 10 MPH and tthen takes off. I was just wondering if anyone elses was like this. It has 204,000 on factory motor never been touched so thats proly why it doesnt have any power.
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    i cant smoke them off the start going straight, taking a right turn from lets say a side road. if i lay in to it one tire spins for some time. ill sit there and smoke the tire off the rims in a power brake. i owuld maybe try checking the timing on it. when is the last time you did a full tune up on it?
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    i can smoke my tires with my 4.3:D but mine is 5spd, and is 4x4:bigthumb:
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    burnout no, brake stand yes :D

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    Mine had always been taken somewhere to be tuned upbefore i got it, well i had the same problem you did, but mine was a DIRTY fuel filter, so i would check! very noticable difference :) but tune up would be a good idea also:bigthumb:
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    Ok think about it this way....How many factory v-6 SUVS can smoke there tires without power breaking??? NONE...You cannot expect enough power out of a v-6 to smoke tires unless its highly modified...I can squeel mine if I mash on it, but a smoke show, no...If you want a smoke show, stuff in a v8 or power break...As for both rear wheels spinning, good luck...My drivers side rear has never broken loose, just the passenger side...
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    Originally posted by thadlinkwent
    Ok think about it this way....How many factory v-6 SUVS can smoke there tires without power breaking??? NONE...You cannot expect enough power out of a v-6 to smoke tires unless its highly modified...I can squeel mine if I mash on it, but a smoke show, no...If you want a smoke show, stuff in a v8 or power break...As for both rear wheels spinning, good luck...My drivers side rear has never broken loose, just the passenger side...
    To start with mine spins the right then the left kicks in about a second or two later and turns both of them. Could be why it wont smoke them. Cause of the extra traction
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    Originally posted by drew7938
    To start with mine spins the right then the left kicks in about a second or two later and turns both of them. Could be why it wont smoke them. Cause of the extra traction
    When I first got my blazer I powerbreaked for almost 3 full minutes (cuz I had new tires that I had to break in) and my drivers side tire never smoked at all....Maybe my rear ends fucked up, but the other blazers I have seen burn out have never moved more than 1 tire (with a factory rear end)...
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    all i do is tap the gas and i peel out(dry roads).. give it a little brake pressure and the thing will smoke the tires with no prob. my 4.3 has alot of power.. fresh rebuild is probly why... full pressure on the brakes and it stand it up nicely!!!!
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    Originally posted by thadlinkwent
    When I first got my blazer I powerbreaked for almost 3 full minutes (cuz I had new tires that I had to break in) and my drivers side tire never smoked at all....Maybe my rear ends fucked up, but the other blazers I have seen burn out have never moved more than 1 tire (with a factory rear end)...
    I swear to god mine spins both cause on the way home feom work i did a brake stand and i finally got it to really smoke the hell otta them this time. Acted like it didnt want to turn them to start with then after it got em good and hot she was turning 4500 rpm 1st gear (smoke everywhere) and i swear if you dont believe me i got 2 smut black marks to prove it if ya stupid enough to come and see.
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    Cool

    Off the line no, but 3 cars all ways doing a brack stand. Ill see if i can find some of the pics that i have.

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    My 4.3 only has 61K on it and I can only smoke the TIRE if Im going around a right hand turn and gun it, Or if I power brake..I can spin the tire if the conditions are right on a dry road going straight, but it doesn't happen very offten.

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    My locker is killer. I can powerbrake it and spin em both.
    BUt off the line ive NEVEr really spin. Except at the track last week cuz it had HORRIBle traction. at another better track i hook up every time with no spin unless ive got the brakes on.
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    i cant spin em just by mashin on the gas going straight in drive, but if i slap stick it they will squeal but wont leave anything....if i power brake it the right side will spin for some time and same results in 4 wheel.......

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    after installing my boys typhoon(stock of his truck) 700r4 in my truck. i can do mad power breake stands. and my rear tires will spin on first-secound gear change.
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