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Well i blew it someone on here prolly could of warned me or if i just used common sense i pulled the e-brake too many times and sure enough my dad went for a ride with me ( to price rims that he was going to pay for) and he felt something weird how the car was riding so we took a detor and went to his friends where he took it for a ride and came back ten minutes later and asked me did i pull the e-brake 100 or 200 times? because my tires were shaped like stop signs. Naturally i got in a little trouble but you know my dad was know angel back in his day so i got off with a warning and $170 for new tires for the rear and now i cant get my exhaust due to lack of funds which sucks but oh well you live and learn. :-]
 

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Hahaha. This is funny, and familiar. Back in high school I was helping some friends in film class - we dumped 1600 pounds of powdered limestone in a church parking lot (we had permission of course), and shot a couple of scenes. When done, we took turns racing up the entrance, hitting the lime, and then yanking the handbrake. I did this a couple of times in my 87 GL, lime sure is slippery. But I overshot on the last time and began sliding on pavement where I blew both rear tires. Then had to explain to dad why I had two blown rear tires and why the car was covered in white powder. He wasn´t too happy but paid the bill thankfully.
 

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Whenever you yank the brake.. pull it.. then let it go once you start to slide well.. this way the tires will turn a bit during their slide and you won´t flatspot them as badly...

You´ve learned your lesson, right? Don´t let your dad ride in your car anymore.
 

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21-03-2003 at 08:36, Zeemax wrote:
He wasn´t too happy but paid the bill thankfully.
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Back when I had my Geo metro and no money the muffler fell off, so my dad bought me a new one... that ruled. but it was only 160 bucks.
Of course then the underbody pipe rusted and fell apart at the bolts, which was around only 70 bucks, but I still had to pay it myself. It took my entire paycheck for those two weeks. Stupid Arby´s, I had shit for paychecks back then. hehe
That´s chump change compared to what I´m spending on my car now. ;-) When I got the bills for my timing belt-snappage repair and then the oil ring repair too...damned shop screwed me out of $2000 I coulda put a short shifter, new exhaust, cold air intake and still had lots of money left over.

So far I´ve spent $500 on a new (used) engine alone. $300 for the heads and $200 for the block itself. Plus, then I´m spending $50 for a throttle body, and $150 for the transmission Brian is also selling me
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Red 92 EGT 5sp 90,840 miles The Red Cavalier Killer

[ This message was edited by: James92Scort on 21-03-2003 18:02 ]
 

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I dont have any of those problems. When i was in high school i had a 2000 Chevy S10 4wd. I just keep it in RWD and floored it. I loved that truck. I kinda wish i still had it. I abused the hell out of it 4 sets of tires in 3 years. that little 4.3 would haul balls for its size. But now i am out of debt and drive a beat up paid for Escort GT that does not have a working parking brake and i dont wanna know how much that would cost to replace.
 

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22-03-2003 at 03:13, escort_gt_lover wrote:
I kinda wish i still had it. I abused the hell out of it 4 sets of tires in 3 years. that little 4.3 would haul balls for its size.
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That little 4.3 V6? That thing puts out 250 lb ft torque N/A. Thats why you went through so many tires. (I´d probably do the same thing if I had one too)Doesn´t sound like it´s too little of a V6 to me ;-)
 

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I guess this I why I only use my PARKING brake when I PARK the car (or do donuts in an open lot during the winter). Of course one time it was soooo cold out that my brake froze in the on posistion. The rear tires weren´t moving at all! I only drove the car once that night and it wasn´t very far so thankfully no damage was done. Now when its really cold out, I think twice about using the p-brake.
 

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I use my ebrake EVERY TIME I park the car. It´s been freakin cold as hell here in Indiana all winter and I have yet to have had one problem with my ebrake. So I dunno, either I´m lucky, or I´m just... lucky. Well maybe on the other hand it has to do with luck? :p
 
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