Unless you need new e-brake shoes like I do, the e-brake can lock the rear brakes with aplomb. I've done quite a few e-brake U-turns on the street using this method, although not in autox because I found it slower than simple trailbraking.Grant said:Our E-brake is attached to a drum brake in the back, not the discs brakes like most cars, I don't know if its strong enough to lock the wheels up, but it might be. I was scared I might break it I've found it easy to just trail off the brake coming into a corner. The more braking force, the less the car understeers. Its the only way to get the damn thing to turn with stock 97 suspension....
Simply enough, braking after entering a turn. Theoretically, you can brake all the way to your apex. Practically, you will shift so much weight forward that your rear will be too light to grip.463supra said:OK please explain trailbraking so I know if I am doing it correctly. I know it causes some oversteer which is what I am looking for.
It will make you loose. Whether that makes the corner easier is another matter entirely.463supra said:So if I got this right braking while turning will cause my rear to get loose and make the corner easier..?
IMO strut tower braces don't do shit. Since our cars don't have struts, there really shouldn't be any lateral forces on the shock. Some people say they feel the car is stiffer all around with them, I can't notice anything.
While I don't notice much difference with the targa top on, there is a huge difference with it off, which leads me to believe strut tower braces substantially improve chassis rigidity. I drove a Supra before and after a front brace, not expecting it to change much. Before the brace, steering response was terrible and there was a lot more body roll. After the brace the situation was much improved, though still not as good as with the targa top on.Andi said: