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Old 11-10-2003, 12:28 PM   #1
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E-brake question

My friend recently bought a 2000 ZX3 and he told me that when he tries to pull the e-brake to drift around a corner, it seems to him that all four wheels engage and the car just slows down instead of drifting. Is this some sort of safeguard they put in to prevent people from drifting, and if so, are there any ways around it?


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no, it doesn't engage all the wheels, only the back ones. i've never heard of a parking brake that operates front wheels. i've heard that the e-brake is set kinda soft on the focus. if you were to somehoe tack up some more slack on the wire, it might help. not sure how you would do that, though.

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Old 11-10-2003, 01:49 PM   #3
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The e-brake is very soft. I tried doing a breakstand a couple times, and my car rolled forward. I pulled it pretty hard too.
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Old 11-10-2003, 11:44 PM   #4
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If you have Advancetrac it might be the YAW control.
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Old 12-06-2003, 08:58 AM   #5
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Just take off the center consloe and tighten up the e-brake the bolts right there to tighten, I thought about mine but my e-brake is fine. I hate rolling forward when i pull my e-brake
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Old 12-16-2003, 11:04 AM   #6
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Yeah mine wouldn't drift at first either, then i found some gravel. I't dosn't help with the wider wheels either. Have you ever done that adjustment blue zx3? Is the counsole hard to get off?
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Old 12-20-2003, 12:15 PM   #7
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Good, I dont have a crappy ebrake then, Cause mine doesnt work to great either. I was thinking of just adjusting the spring on the drum brake...

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Why oh why would you want to lock up your rear wheels?
Tire wear, break wear, possible loss of control, ticket from the police, guess this old fool doesn't get it? lol
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First off none of you are drifting a FWD car, that is impossible.
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my friend drifts his FWD VW....in the snow tho...hahaha.....yeah drifting is definitly pointless to try in a FWD car....unless its in the snow...cuz thas the only time it will work.....Good luck trying tho
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