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Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 12:04 am 
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Questions bugging me that is:

1. if constantly using sports mode auto to use engine braking to prolong the life of the s**t BA brakes, can this cause any harm to the engine/transmission over the long run?

2. Why is it so hard to spin the wheels in a BA? (not for hooning purposes as I do value my tires) Even stalling up the auto, you would be lucky to get a little chirp off the line. I was looking at the specs on my g/f barina, 1.3L, 49kw@6000 dif: 3.7:1. If I had those gears, would it make much of a difference?

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 12:35 am 
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um engine braking in an auto while probably ok id suggest u use ure brakes lol, i heard in earlir e series etc it wasnt good for the trans to back off gears but the ba/be is probably better designed for it.

3.7:1 gears will give you better acceleration but higher revs but the gears from the barina arent gonna fit ure car.

as for trying to spin em up yes not that easy in the BA wernt designed for that in models with traction control for some reason when u turn it off its spins em up well
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Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 6:31 pm 
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face it ba's suck a**

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 12:11 am 
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^^*gives the finger*^^ :P

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 1:50 am 
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dude i was only joking
i don't really think that i just love E'SSSSS

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:51 pm 
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hehe, I was joking too, thats why I put the face sticking a tongue out. :) I love the e-series too, my fav's being the EA 'S' and the EL xr6's.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:00 pm 
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The drive-by-wire probably limits throttle when 'attempting' to do a burnout.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:13 pm 
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damn, thats annoying if thats the case, they shouldn't take that kind of control away from you.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 11:26 pm 
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its called self preservation and yes it sucks

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 1:07 am 
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Get an edit done.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 9:23 am 
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Like a CAPA edit? will that let me choose which options I want on/off?

I remember now some1 at coles with a ba xr8 finding it hard to spin the wheels too.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 9:33 am 
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Yeah you can get rid of all those safety precautions ford builds into the bloody things.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:37 am 
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What do you think your driving a truck? Gears are for going, not slowing.
Last time I looked it was alot cheaper and easier to replace brake pads than gearboxes.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 12:02 pm 
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Sturmovik wrote:
What do you think your driving a truck? Gears are for going, not slowing.
Last time I looked it was alot cheaper and easier to replace brake pads than gearboxes.

Exactly, it cant be doing the box any favours, manual is a different story. Use your brakes, , get better pads, and its TYRES, not TIRES, THAT IS WHEN YOU ARE TIRED.
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Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 4:04 pm 
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If you have a manual and use the gears to slow you down it actually puts wear on the clutch!!!

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