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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by waterboy9000, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. waterboy9000

    waterboy9000 Guest

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    how do i tighten to emergency brake in my 97 automatic?
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    EGTERIC New Member

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    you start by not drifting in a FWD it wont work..
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    93scortluv Well-Known Member

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    yeah fwd are not drift machines. your asking for alot of stuff to brake or even killing your self because you can control the arse end on the car.
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    Mysta316 FEOA Member

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    and also flat spoting your tires.
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    Bahhh.. don't listen to these nay-sayers. If you don't have rwd, have fun with what you got. Saying you can't slide the rear around is like saying you can't race an escort because its an economy car with a wheezy 4-banger. If you got tires you don't mind flat spotting, or stick to pulling your ebrake in the rain, its a flippin' blast.

    On my 2nd gen, there is a adjustment nut that you can get at with a long extension when you look in the slot where the handle is sticking out. Just tighten it up until there is like 3/4" of freeplay before the brake starts to engage. This is just off the top of my head, so look at your manual. If you don't have a manual, spend $10 and get one. Ohh.. and remember.. safety first.
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    me19875 New Member

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    they aren't saying that you can't whip the tail end around, they're saying that you it's impossible to drift a fwd car.
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    silverton FEOA Member

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    it's called "power sliding" in a FWD
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    Josh_LX FEOA Member

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    no, its called powersliding in a RWD, since in a RWD teh power causes oversteer. It is possible to drift a FWd, and if you dont believe me, look up some videos of rally driver mark Utecht drifting his rally dodge omni...
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    Just don't do it on public roads with other motorist.

    They like to have a life too.
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    Onegimp New Member

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    No it's as$ dragging.
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    96EscortLX New Member

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    I don't know how to do the adjusting... but I'm glad I'm not the only idiot out there that does it! If you really want to drift the car though... do it in reverse ;)
  12. waterboy9000

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    yeah, dude u guys i have tons of fun with my FWD drifting. I've been doing it all the time in the light snow. So all you guys let me do what i want. So its just a bolt that i have to tighten?
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    Yup, just look in around the handle with a flashlight. There is an adjustment nut on the end of the cable. When I tightened mine, it could lock up the rear on dry pavement. I didn't do that more than that one time, too much wear on the tire.

    Ohhh.. and if you count oversteer, you can certainly drift a fwd car, and pulling the ebrake can induce it.
  14. 94scortlx

    94scortlx FEOA Member

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    why do i see a future thread in the photo forum entitled: 'Pics of the Crashed Scort!!!111!!11"

    with the author's name waterboy9000
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    nah but if i do trash it ill be sure to post yah sum pics =]
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    "Today on Springer:
    People who drift their Front Wheel Drive cars in the snow
    and the greif it causes!"

    "Jerry, I knocked down the mailman, and now I ain't
    got nuthin but bills every since! I don't even get
    my Stears Nobucks catylog!"
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    marclar Administrator Staff Member

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    get a 10mm deep socket and tighten the nut attached to the handle..


    powersliding=not purposly going sideways in a RWD vehicle

    drifting= "purposly" going sideways in a RWD vehicle...

    going sideways in a FWD vehicle is called... "im too poor to drive a real car"


    btw i hate the tearm drifting.. its so... rice.
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    chubyboy FEOA Member

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    ok, well i like doing that, its quite fun, but ive got to get more practice...ive put it in the ditch at 40 MPH when i was making it fishtail at 60MPH, ive turned it sideways and had to stop, last night i did it with some friends with me and i didnt have to slam the brakes that time...so im getting better, and yes, ive had some successful drifts, or whatever u want to call it marclar, and ive prolly got an escort for that reason, and many many others on here prolly do as well, but scorts are still fun....


    and they ARE REAL CARS...so there
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    You beat me to it...

    The ONLY time I have EVER slid my car was when it snowed last year...and that was only twice.
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    i get goin sideways almost everytime i pull that e-brake. Book it around corner and kick my back out. Its so much fun *note that im doing this in an inch of snow.... But thanks for all the crap and the advice.

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