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Old 12-21-2004, 03:26 AM   #1
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yes the snow is here, this means fun driving. is there any way to get only the back brakes to work so i can slide the car so i can control the slide with out the front wheels braking?

pulling a fuse? not that easy?

any help would be appreciated, it would make for much fun

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e brake
what i call a weight transfer

you drive and jerk the wheel ethier way and tamp the brake this makes your back brakes lock up due to the weight comeing of the wheel
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My I also suggest putting some sort of shim around the Parking Brake Release handle.. this way you aren't always dicking around with pulling the handle after a corner.


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yes, i already thought of the e brake, but i ruled it out because of the handle, but now i will shim it up and have some fun, thanks!
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Foot-operated parking brakes will always be awkward to operate when you're doing "spirited" driving.


Find a car with a hand-operated one
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awkward or not, it should still be fun.
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awkward or not, it should still be fun.
I don't know if having your left knee halfway to your chin while wrasslin' a big, nose-heavy FWD sedan is considered to be fun
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At least there is the release for it. My Malibu has the foot brake and to release it you actually push the pedal harder then let go quickly,that is no fun at all for this.


But on the Bonneville by keeping the handle in the release position it is much easier, sure the hand brake like I had on previous cars is way easier but with a bit of practice the foot operated one with the handle in "constant release mode" could be fun to. I may just have to try that when Renee is NOT around to see me, LOL.
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At least there is the release for it. My Malibu has the foot brake and to release it you actually push the pedal harder then let go quickly,that is no fun at all for this.


But on the Bonneville by keeping the handle in the release position it is much easier, sure the hand brake like I had on previous cars is way easier but with a bit of practice the foot operated one with the handle in "constant release mode" could be fun to. I may just have to try that when Renee is NOT around to see me, LOL.
Most bonnies have that release as well. I know for sure 95 and later does, 93 did not.

Stupid foot brakes.
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Not have fun with a front heavy FWD car? You've got to be kidding me! I have fun driving mine. I push the e-brake once.. in a parking lot [with no cars in sight].. fun ****. Didn't have the least bit of control since it was raining, but it was awesome. I'd do it again, if err.. my car was running :(.

With a little practice, the e-brake will be just as easy as using a hand brake.


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