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buddy of mine just purchased a 95 camaro with a 5 speed trans. (the motor is a 3.4, the dude who owned it before put an 80 series flowmaster w/ dual exits). after i gave him crap for not even looking at a z28 or an SS, he challenged me to a race. so we lined up at a light, took off...(just to add to the hilarity, i locked my e-brake and burned a lot of rubber at the start)
i had him by a car length the whole time up until 50, then i clocked him..no contest.
he was sore, and said he wouldnt have lost had his "foot slipped off of the accelerator at the start".....alright, gimmie your keys...we traded cars, lined up at the same light, took off, there was some tire smoke on both sides and i kicked my (dodge's) ass. i was a little worried why i beat my car by a long shot....(after that race, i vowed to myself not to let anyone else drive my car...he burned out my e-brake...had it fully engaged the whole time) now i have to pull the hub :mad: :( .........so actually...who was the real winner??? me or him?
 

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sorry about the name of this thread...sounds kinda wrong..... :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
 

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UM- He could have been holding back on your car to make yours look slower than his Camaro (just my .02). Good Kill the first time around though.
 

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nah,,,judging by the heat of the rear wheels and the disgusting odor....and the fact that my car will roll on a flat surface with the e-brake engaged after he drove it...yeah, he definetly burned out my e-brake...when i used it to do a lengthy burnout, the car didnt move more than a foot..then i immediately disengaged it.
the camaro is probably faster...but sometimes, its the man...not the machine
 

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**** that sucks, my e brake is gone as well, I like to pull 180s, they are tones of fun.
 

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Well, remember...the E-brake is actually your rear brakes. So, if they ain't working no mo', then get them fixed immediately! You might need to make an emergency stop and it could cause an accident.
 

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well, the 4 wheel disc brakes are differnt... the e-brake is much much different than the Drums us non-ES guys use
 

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yeah, the setup sucks major ass...its like a "drum" inside the disc brake in the rear...you have to pull the hub to get to it, which means if you dont center the rear spindle properly, you will...be...in a world...of...****
 

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Originally posted by Lafrad:
well, the 4 wheel disc brakes are differnt... the e-brake is much much different than the Drums us non-ES guys use
whattya mean us non-es guys? i don't have an es and i got 4 wheel discs..
 

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He was saying that its a problem for NON-ES guys. You said you have an ES, thus you have the 4 wheel disc brakes. The regular 3.3 Treps have drum brakes in the back.
 

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The rear rotors on these are slip off hat style, I'm quite sure you will not need to pull the hub off to replace the e-brake shoes. I never even looked at mine, I guess I should check huh?
 

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yeah the discs just come off, however, the e-brake is another bird altogether
last week when i pulled a rotor on the right rear of the car to do some work (i had to re-solder a wire connection that i severed when i tried to move the car on the jack last year...the lazy way. i dropped the car on a jackstand and it slipped, cutting a set of wires that run to the rear <drivers side> of the car...fortunately not severing anything vital. i guess the wires i soldreed were part of the antilock brake system and the traction control...it fixed the prob last year but now my ABS and TRAC OFF lights come on when i hit bumps, need to do the job again.
i also wanted to check how much of a job it'll be to replace the e-brake, and yea, sure enough, it isnt easy. you have to pull the hub, no doubt about it. so i didtn even bother to pick up a set of ebrake pads.....i wont touch that job with a 10-foot pole connected to another 40-foot pole being held on by duct tape and superglue. :mad: :rolleyes: :mad: :rolleyes: :mad: :rolleyes: faces are fun
 
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