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      08-31-2020 04:53 PM #76
      This makes me glad that I have a manual that I can gear down and a good old handbrake that operates drums at the rear. It doesn't do 8 sec 1/4 miles though.

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      08-31-2020 07:54 PM #77
      TCL is learning a lot about electronic parking brakes today.

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      08-31-2020 07:59 PM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by @McMike View Post
      TCL is learning a lot about electronic parking brakes today.
      https://youtu.be/JVUScuZ_YPA?t=346 Additionally, Fred Flintstone's braking system does not work on modern cars.

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      08-31-2020 09:52 PM #79
      Surely there was a way to get the car to stop moving. Waw.
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      08-31-2020 10:03 PM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by shinnersvr6 View Post
      I believe he changes out to smaller calipers and rotors to fit drag slicks and wheels when doing 1/4 mile racing. It's an 8 sec car so that's the reason also for the parachute out back.
      Wait... the parachute was functional?

      Since he didn’t dead himself or anyone else I'm going to assume it wasn’t deactivated for the street and laugh at that.
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      08-31-2020 10:23 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      Wait... the parachute was functional?

      Since he didn’t dead himself or anyone else I'm going to assume it wasn’t deactivated for the street and laugh at that.
      At some point in the vid, he said the safety pin was in the chute, so he couldn’t have activated it... (aka didn’t intend on using it and didn’t want to accidentally deploy it) ...
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      08-31-2020 10:28 PM #82
      Electronic parking brakes...I am not a fan. I found I could not release the one in my wife's Mazda when the battery died. The vehicle was parked in the garage facing in and I couldn't roll it out of the garage to jump it. Became quite the event to get it started.

      Reminds me that I need to shop for a jump box.
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      08-31-2020 11:57 PM #83
      If anyone who had a parachute attached to their car, this would be the time to use.

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      09-01-2020 12:14 AM #84
      Meh, sh!t happens.

      I feel like this type of stuff is normal for Houston.

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      09-01-2020 01:14 AM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by JustinCSVT View Post
      Meh, sh!t happens.

      I feel like this type of stuff is normal for Houston.
      It was in Colorado though.
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      09-01-2020 02:36 AM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by chopWet View Post
      This makes me glad that I have a manual that I can gear down and a good old handbrake that operates drums at the rear. It doesn't do 8 sec 1/4 miles though.
      Nothing beats a fully manual emergency brake system.
      Mine is a 8 second car. It goes a 1/4 of a block in 8 seconds. It's all relative.

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      09-01-2020 03:47 AM #87
      Oh ****!


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      09-01-2020 08:17 AM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by ohiodub_99.5 View Post
      At some point in the vid, he said the safety pin was in the chute, so he couldn’t have activated it... (aka didn’t intend on using it and didn’t want to accidentally deploy it) ...
      Well I hope he learned his lesson and pins the lever where it can be reached from inside the vehicle. I mean, who wouldn't want to yell to your navigator "deploy the chute!"?
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      09-01-2020 08:49 AM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by GarageBoy View Post
      He put regular old industrial quick release hydraulic fittings on his brake calipers so he can run smaller ones for his winter set-up
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      09-01-2020 09:25 AM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by roman16v View Post
      That Audi have a drag chute on the back?

      Hate these guys with a passion. Houston has a huge problem with these guys (street racing or speed runs) not to mention the new take-over crews with their dirt bikes, ATVs, and Dodge products.
      They are also a big problem in Florida too, can't stand them or how 1320 promotes these videos.

      I roll my eyes when I see a high powered car with R888s in the area, most of the time they are highway rollracers with no brains

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      09-09-2020 09:54 PM #91
      Anyone remember this?


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      09-10-2020 08:54 AM #92
      ^ such a classic

      Quote Originally Posted by Shmi View Post
      Overfunded pity GoFundMe pops up to rebuild his car in 3...2...1......
      Literally wouldn’t be surprised....

      but c’mon.... $25-30k into the motor.... doesn’t bother to spring a little extra for a fire extinguisher 🧯...
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      09-10-2020 09:14 AM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by ohiodub_99.5 View Post
      ^ such a classic



      Literally wouldn’t be surprised....

      but c’mon.... $25-30k into the motor.... doesn’t bother to spring a little extra for a fire extinguisher 🧯...
      definitely a classic, and the exact video that made me put a fire extinguisher in my r32

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      09-10-2020 11:31 AM #94
      yea that's gonna be a denied insurance claim

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      09-10-2020 11:53 AM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by ohiodub_99.5 View Post
      ^ such a classic



      Literally wouldn’t be surprised....

      but c’mon.... $25-30k into the motor.... doesn’t bother to spring a little extra for a fire extinguisher 🧯...
      A fire extinguisher doesn't make the car faster and is extra weight. ( probably owners thought process)
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      09-10-2020 12:12 PM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by Senior Member View Post
      Anyone remember this?

      I'm sure the carfax just says "branded title from water damage"

      Quote Originally Posted by ohiodub_99.5 View Post
      ^ such a classic



      Literally wouldn’t be surprised....

      but c’mon.... $25-30k into the motor.... doesn’t bother to spring a little extra for a fire extinguisher 🧯...
      young and dumb. Fire is always a risk, one that's been mitigated extensively for mass-produced cars. Once you start tuning and running your own s**t, the risk increases exponentially.

      I've seen racers at the track wear less than the bare minimum of safety gear. A 20-year old driving suit with the fire retardant ability of a used shop towel. I'll bet the majority of the Icy Hot Stuntz crew ignores basic safety.

      If he drag races that car, he has a fire extinguisher. He's just an idiot. Smart people put in a temperature-activated extinguisher. It may not put out the whole fire, but at least it'll slow it down until the FD arrive.

      My b-i-l drove a car that blew a RF going into T1, hit the wall at ~130mph, and because Chevy V8, broke the fuel pump off. The car spun around and slid down the track, nose to the inside. Fire started, and the fuel line was siphoning fuel out of the full 22-gal tank. The track firetruck had a dead battery. It was 7 minutes until the fire was put out. The only things the fire didn't ruin was the rear end (and attachments) and fuel cell.

      quick-disconnect lines are a pipe dream for most racers. the risk of a blow out/failed connection, and the likelihood of leakage kept us from using them. Additionally, when an engine blows, you have to clean the entire engine plumbing system. All the lines get cleaned out, oil changed, etc. Quick disconnects don't really solve any problem without adding complexity and risk to the system.
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      09-10-2020 12:56 PM #97
      After re-watching the video and re-reading mine and other people's past comments, there is still so much here that doesn't make sense.

      For one, why didn't the transmission work? A fire started around the brakes lines in the area of the wheel well wouldn't suddenly disable the transmission. The 7-Speed DSG in the RS3 is a stout transmission, and it seemed to keep chugging as the car was billowing down the highway on fire. You're telling me the mechatronic unit for the transmission (which is not located near the wheel well) suddenly stopped working?

      I am sure this guy had a custom DSG tune. I have a DSG tune on my DQ250 in my Audi S3, and I can easily downshift to slow the car down. It will even let me downshift up to 7,000RPMS.

      But I also don't think that this was on purpose.

      I just don't understand the entire thing.
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      I used to pack his chute all the time

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      09-10-2020 01:07 PM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      After re-watching the video and re-reading mine and other people's past comments, there is still so much here that doesn't make sense.

      For one, why didn't the transmission work? A fire started around the brakes lines in the area of the wheel well wouldn't suddenly disable the transmission. The 7-Speed DSG in the RS3 is a stout transmission, and it seemed to keep chugging as the car was billowing down the highway on fire. You're telling me the mechatronic unit for the transmission (which is not located near the wheel well) suddenly stopped working?

      I am sure this guy had a custom DSG tune. I have a DSG tune on my DQ250 in my Audi S3, and I can easily downshift to slow the car down. It will even let me downshift up to 7,000RPMS.

      But I also don't think that this was on purpose.

      I just don't understand the entire thing.
      What's there not to understand the fire probably killed the engine and it died. he was just coasting then.. try shifting a DSG car with the engine off. it doesnt work.

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      09-10-2020 01:07 PM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      After re-watching the video and re-reading mine and other people's past comments, there is still so much here that doesn't make sense.

      For one, why didn't the transmission work? A fire started around the brakes lines in the area of the wheel well wouldn't suddenly disable the transmission. The 7-Speed DSG in the RS3 is a stout transmission, and it seemed to keep chugging as the car was billowing down the highway on fire. You're telling me the mechatronic unit for the transmission (which is not located near the wheel well) suddenly stopped working?

      I am sure this guy had a custom DSG tune. I have a DSG tune on my DQ250 in my Audi S3, and I can easily downshift to slow the car down. It will even let me downshift up to 7,000RPMS.

      But I also don't think that this was on purpose.

      I just don't understand the entire thing.
      he googled it so he could program the tune himself, and probably missed some steps.
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      09-10-2020 01:08 PM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      After re-watching the video and re-reading mine and other people's past comments, there is still so much here that doesn't make sense.

      For one, why didn't the transmission work? A fire started around the brakes lines in the area of the wheel well wouldn't suddenly disable the transmission. The 7-Speed DSG in the RS3 is a stout transmission, and it seemed to keep chugging as the car was billowing down the highway on fire. You're telling me the mechatronic unit for the transmission (which is not located near the wheel well) suddenly stopped working?

      I am sure this guy had a custom DSG tune. I have a DSG tune on my DQ250 in my Audi S3, and I can easily downshift to slow the car down. It will even let me downshift up to 7,000RPMS.

      But I also don't think that this was on purpose.

      I just don't understand the entire thing.
      I would think that if something on the harness burned, even if only semi-related, that could easily be enough to lose the ability of a computer controlled transmission to operate. The same holds true of an on-off switch for the ignition.
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