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I have driven before, and then put on the e-brake.. Not a good idea.. My back wheels locked, and when I turned, I just spun out of control..

Ut Oh.. Now I have implanted a idea in some peoples minds
 

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Originally posted by FatTortoise@Jan 11 2004, 08:48 PM
I have driven before, and then put on the e-brake.. Not a good idea.. My back wheels locked, and when I turned, I just spun out of control..

Ut Oh.. Now I have implanted a idea in some peoples minds


Ive mastered the ebrake.
The ebrake owns... ive yet to mess up with the ebrake...and ive literally pulled it hundreds of times.
 

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Originally posted by Capital Punishment+Jan 11 2004, 08:50 PM-->QUOTE (Capital Punishment @ Jan 11 2004, 08:50 PM)
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@Jan 11 2004, 08:48 PM
I have driven before, and then put on the e-brake.. Not a good idea.. My back wheels locked, and when I turned, I just spun out of control..

Ut Oh.. Now I have implanted a idea in some peoples minds


Ive mastered the ebrake.
The ebrake owns... ive yet to mess up with the ebrake...and ive literally pulled it hundreds of times. [/b]
you mean push it dont you?
 

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Originally posted by americasfuture@Jan 11 2004, 10:30 PM
did shows come with a hand brake? if not them ima find a handbrake kit. makes e-brakin eaiser and a lot more fun
No they didnt.

Personally, i find the foot ebrake more fun and safer. But if you really want, you can prop something on the parking brake release so that it automatically springs up when you lift your foot off of the ebrake pedal. I just dont understand why you'd want a hand ebrake to take away one of your hands when you need them most - when youre sliding.
 

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My parents had an '84 Crown Vic. It had a vacuum powered actuator on the e-brake release. When you took the car out of park, it would release the brake. Then you could stomp on it when you were driving without having to pull the release. It was cool. I had some fun with it.
 

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Originally posted by FatTortoise@Jan 12 2004, 12:09 AM
A crown vic is a rear wheel drive car.. So does it lock the front brakes?

Or did it just struggle with the increased load?
It locks the rear brakes. I used it going into corners to kick the back end out. Not for brake torquing.
 

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dude what are u talking about a hand brake for the e-brake is so much better all u do is pull and in 1 sec u have it pulled and sliding and your hand is back on the stick or for people that cant drive with one hand on the wheel

im sorry why would it brake the front if it was rwd?
 

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Originally posted by BMWevo600@Jan 12 2004, 02:08 AM
dude what are u talking about a hand brake for the e-brake is so much better all u do is pull and in 1 sec u have it pulled and sliding and your hand is back on the stick or for people that cant drive with one hand on the wheel

im sorry why would it brake the front if it was rwd?
German car owners will always say the hand brake is better because that is all they are used to. The foot brake does the exact same thing and with the bonus of letting you keep your hand free, as well as making it easier to fix the cable when it breaks.
 

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Originally posted by Majisto@Jan 12 2004, 04:02 AM
with the bonus of letting you keep your hand free, as well as making it easier to fix the cable when it breaks.
I hate the foot e-brake. I'm gonna hate it even more in the SHO, which is MTX. And how would it be easier to fix a broken foot cable, versus a broken hand cable?

And on the note of front wheels and rear wheels:

All the FWD Subaru's from the mid 80's to the early 90's, except the SVX, applied the e-brake to the front wheels.
 

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Subarus are weird cars. They put the spare tire in the engine comparment AND they have front parking brakes?!

I like the foot pedal. It's easier to apply and even easier to release. Push down w/ foot to set, pull handle to disengage. On GMs, there's no handle, you just push the pedal again to release! Now that's cool. Prop a block of wood behind the release handle (on the Bull) and you got an instant rear brake pedal.
 
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