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This is a discussion on Drifting and Powersliding within the Motorsports Talk forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by drtofu E-brake is good for hairpin turns.. but the surface has to be slippy already. Unlikely to ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by drtofu View Post
    E-brake is good for hairpin turns.. but the surface has to be slippy already. Unlikely to work on dry. The idea is to lock up the rears to break them loose.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwqmZ...eature=related

    Like everyone says, don't e-brake on roads.. it's really only useful for hairpins and how many of those do you come across? Unlike WRC cars, our cars don't automatically disengage the rear power when applying the e-brake. Also, our e-brakes are drums, so are much weaker than theirs. Try it on dirt, though - it's fun. Remember to put your clutch in or it won't work.
    That never worked so well in my WRX - wants to lock up the center diff therefore applying braking to the fronts as well. IIRC STi's have a switch that diengages the diff when pulling the ebrake.

    I used to powerslide my WRX on dry roads all the time. Just get into a corner really hot, get the nose to tuck in and goose it and you'll slide. Probably off the road or into oncoming traffic with the level of experience it sounds like you have. But you will slide.
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    okay i got a question, ive heard that the STI's can be hooked up to a computer and with the right programs they can turn it from AWD to just RWD by changing the power ratio to 0% up front 100% in the rear. I coulda swore i read it on a car and driver article too.

    Would be a lot easier to go do some weekend drifting that way than with an EVO where you gotta remove the front axles and modify alot of stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desert2007
    okay i got a question, ive heard that the STI's can be hooked up to a computer and with the right programs they can turn it from AWD to just RWD by changing the power ratio to 0% up front 100% in the rear. I coulda swore i read it on a car and driver article too.
    The STi comes with DCCD stock, which allows you to change the differential on-the-fly
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    okay maybe im just slow, but i didnt see on there that you could make it so that the front wheels dont get power and the rear wheels get all the power? Can you do that?

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    oh em gee. you guys are all dumb. they do it all the time in tokyo drift.
    a guy does it with a evo. pshhhhhhhhhh/

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    yeah but they removed the front drive axles and completely reworked the rear end and computer systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desert2007 View Post
    yeah but they removed the front drive axles and completely reworked the rear end and computer systems.

    Nuh uh.

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    i sense sarcasm in the force

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    Quote Originally Posted by desert2007 View Post
    okay i got a question, ive heard that the STI's can be hooked up to a computer and with the right programs they can turn it from AWD to just RWD by changing the power ratio to 0% up front 100% in the rear. I coulda swore i read it on a car and driver article too.

    Would be a lot easier to go do some weekend drifting that way than with an EVO where you gotta remove the front axles and modify alot of stuff.

    Eric.
    The center diff in the STI can lock and go 50/50 or it can run open and go 35/65 (these numbers represent %'s front/rear). The DCCD varies the rate of lock up and thus biases more power to the front as needed. However, I do not believe there is any way to put 100% to the rear(or to the front for that matter).
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    Quote Originally Posted by GV27 View Post
    That never worked so well in my WRX - wants to lock up the center diff therefore applying braking to the fronts as well. IIRC STi's have a switch that diengages the diff when pulling the ebrake.
    I use e-brake all the time in my WRX (wagon) during rallycross to extend my rotation on hairpins. It really works well for me (in dirt). From the tracks and how it feels, the rears lock up and slide while the fronts are still rolling. If I don't have rotation already, though, then it will just slow me down.

    Those STi's have all the goodies. I'd love to be able to yank on that e-brake without all the pedal dancing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micah View Post
    The center diff in the STI can lock and go 50/50 or it can run open and go 35/65 (these numbers represent %'s front/rear). The DCCD varies the rate of lock up and thus biases more power to the front as needed. However, I do not believe there is any way to put 100% to the rear(or to the front for that matter).
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    People buy AWD cars for grip in most low grip situations. (snow, dirt, rain, etc) Buy a Nissan, it'll cost cheaper and people wont make fun of you.

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    i looked at the 350z but i cant take having no backseat. And ive become attached to the subie, so if i have to deal with AWD oh well ill survive. One day there will be a way to do what i'd like to do.

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    yeah im pretty sure of that, i knew that if there was a way to put 100% of the power to the rear it would still probably tear things up, and i was prepared to face the consequences you know. But since it cant itll be okay, im not worried.

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