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Old 11-20-2008, 09:41 PM   #1
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Abusing your car - Do you ?

I ask myself this question once in awhile espesially when there is snow on the ground of a huge parking lot and the urge to speed, slide, drift, pull off donuts is enourmous.

I didn't really know how to name my thread, but i did.

Do you brake hard ?
Do you drift/powerslide ?
Do you pull of donuts ?
Do you burn out ?

Do you abuse your car ?

I as a teenager always have an urge to powerslide in the snow, spin the car out of control and etc... BUT i do not do it. I have urge though, but i really feel bad for my car and especially the consquenses that come out of that which are repairs -> $$$$

Is powersliding in snow bad ? For those who do it, did you ever brake anything while doing that with an exception of an Ebrake cable ?

It feels like i am missing out and this is the age to do it, but i do not want to have my car repaired or even run weird.
I sometimes feel like buying a s**t box for these purposes.


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Old 11-20-2008, 09:53 PM   #2
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if these are the things you wanna do, then buy a s**t box for it, while you might be able to get away with doing these things every once in a while in your focus, i dont recommend or encourage it, but if you must get a s**t box that way when you lose total control and slide into a light pole or whatever, your good car doesnt get ruined.

i was the same way when i was younger, and i think most of us were, and if you decide to do these things you will learn really quick thats its just not a good idea...
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:08 PM   #3
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I don't THINK I abuse my car (I treat it like a loved living thing), but I have been known to run it through a "brushless" car wash on occasion - so I guess that's abuse.
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it puts added stress on ur tie rods and can slowly throw off ur camber. espeically if you hit a dry spot. but other than high reving it doesn't do too much damage to the car. the e brake cable can become loose, but thats easy to fix. just don't blow ur motor and u will be just fine!!
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:19 PM   #5
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I drive my car hard but I bought it for a work car in the first place.. I may beat Wagon 1 up but theres no way i will fall into the category on how the previous owner to my newly acquired wagon treated it :/

P.S. Yes I powerslide, yes I peel out and yes I fly around corners like i was driving a ferrari XD

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Old 11-20-2008, 10:29 PM   #6
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my car sees 7200 rpms alot, I plan on rebuilding it once i get blow by in the rings, then full out turbokit!! lol my usual shifts are 5k or so, but i have a built NA car, so its used to close to 8k. and I think i take more than 1 g turns to w/ my race compounds . heck, i already fried the rack lol!! to hard of turning!!
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:30 PM   #7
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hmm....... well when I bought it I thought "Know what? lemme just get all this stuff out of the way, before I get it serviced (also before I had much knowledge about repairs) so I did jumps, bumps, have pulled my ebrake...... doesn't do shit cause I think I need to tighten it, did a backwards 180 on the top of a parking garage (stupidest thing ever, not like I was gonna crash though ) then.....well everything checked out except the brakes and a nice new crack on the bumper :B well........ my last thing I want to do with it is a "contolled" slide on ice, I say controlled because that's technically not possible, lol. then I've got my teenage driving urges out of me. hell, I bought the ScanGauge cause I wanted to see how high my mileage could get.... most kids aren't even thinking of that, lol!
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lol yes. i haul a$$ even when no one is racing me... :/
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I dont abuse my car during snow. I just beat the shit out of my car regulary. Its my little whore.
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lol I take my pickup truck and do donuts up here, got to learn how to drive on the snow some way, this morning I climbed up a snow bank in the truck to see how good the 4x4 works, and it works good.

The focus is in Atlanta staying warm and unsalty though, no abuse for the focus.
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