Using Ebrake how much damage

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Using Ebrake how much damage

Postby Tarmac_St165 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:46 am

Im sorry if this is a horrible newb question but I cant seem to find any info on it nor find any one that has the answers. How much damage would I do to my drive train by using the ebrake if i under steer or just need to get the back end to come out?
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Re: Using Ebrake how much damage

Postby Landon » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:29 am

shouldn't do anything to bad as far as i know. just brake pads inside the rear drum will wear out. you know how the system works right?
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Re: Using Ebrake how much damage

Postby DeeCee » Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:44 am

when i tried to pull the handbrake to slow down while on the motorway, it "popped" and shook the car lol. I never pulled the handbrake while travelling again in the GT4.
Then again, it may be isolated incident, but as the car is awd, i'm not seeing you handbrake drifting around corners unless you're in the wet, on gravel or have no tread on the tyres.
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Re: Using Ebrake how much damage

Postby Tarmac_St165 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:58 am

I do know how the E brake system works not so much the awd diff's and how they would react to a sudden lock.

I do not intend to drift an alltrac but sometimes on sharp 90's or if im understeering and left foot braking wouldnt save it. I just wanted to make sure if i pull the ebrake while in motion my diffs wont die on me.
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Re: Using Ebrake how much damage

Postby DeeCee » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:11 am

well hopefully others can answer your question more succinctly. I've never pushed my car to such limits that I'd need to pull the handbrake cornering.
Then again, my old suspension was (i'm pretty sure) original suspension, so it handled like a marshmellow on 4 wheels anyway so I was never tempted to push it hard lol.
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Re: Using Ebrake how much damage

Postby Tarmac_St165 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:20 am

haha yeah i know that feeling. Hopefully someone knows?
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Re: Using Ebrake how much damage

Postby Flying Bajan » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:15 pm

Handbrake turns are no problem. Perform as you would in a RWD car for best effect.... i.e. dip the clutch when applying handbrake.

Be aware that as the h-brake is a drum setup, it will be much "sharper" than if you are used to a disc setup - unless of course that disc setup is a proper motorsport oriented hydraulic handbrake.
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Re: Using Ebrake how much damage

Postby Tarmac_St165 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:06 am

Thanks very much for the info. Iv already done it once not thinking then i started to worry
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Re: Using Ebrake how much damage

Postby Mafix » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:30 pm

you should see how much e-brakes are before attempting to look cool.
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Re: Using Ebrake how much damage

Postby Tarmac_St165 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:04 pm

Look cool? Aren't you funny. Who ever said I was using the E-brake to "be cool". There is times when I need to rotate the car fast and that is the fastest way. Maybe you should should check for wheels that fit before you try to buy rims.
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Re: Using Ebrake how much damage

Postby lumbercis » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:59 am

Ouch! :rofl:

I'm not sure how long it would take to really hurt anything doing that. But I know that it won't immediately cause any problems if you just do it in a pinch. I used the e-brake to do a bunch of 180's in a parking lot a while back. (Just trying to look cool :rofl: ) and it never caused a problem with either my e-brake or diffs. I probably did it about 10-15 times total. Of course, if you are doing it constantly sooner or later you will need to do maintenance on your e-brake like anything else you beat on.

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Re: Using Ebrake how much damage

Postby Mafix » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:34 pm

aw seems i hit a nerve!
and please find me wider 15" wheels with a 5x100 lug pattern and the correct offset. then talk all you want.
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Re: Using Ebrake how much damage

Postby Tarmac_St165 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:42 am

Yes ugly cars and dumbass attitudes strikes a nerve.

Its really not that hard to find.
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There is alot more companys that make custom sized wheels too. Im not going to spoon feed you.

Why widebody a car for no reason. It doesn't look cool. It just makes you like all the Hondas that go widebody with stock wheels. Pointless.
My question has been answered sorry for this off topic nonsense. If wish to continue this we can in PM's.
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Re: Using Ebrake how much damage

Postby Simba » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:47 am

Occasional use will not hurt anything providing your driveline is in good shape. If you've got worn bushings and the diff and trans can bounce around, it's generally not a good idea.

That said, you should never have to resort to the brake to step the rear out. Set the suspension up properly.

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Re: Using Ebrake how much damage

Postby Tarmac_St165 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:10 am

Yeah, I did not intend on using it all the time just wondering if something were to happen and I needed to i wouldn't blow anything up.
Proper suspension setup is always a must. Just got a new job so goodies will be on the way soon :D
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