Originally intended to document my experience of DeLorean ownership, focus is often radical and strange, boring and obtuse.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Spring Brake(s)

Removal of cinder blocks turns 'ghetto' to 'glam'.

Spring is here. It is a time when flowers break through the soil after a long winter's nap, when people are outside enjoying the sun once again, and birds are totally doin' it.

Spring is also a time for cars. It's when corrosive salt-covered winter wheels come off and are replaced with sparkling summer wheels. Resembling a redneck's property, my yard was temporarily piled high with stacks of tires, tools, nuts and other car-related stuff.

Upon removal of my wheels I saw my brakes and remembered how sweet they are. Powerslot rotors, eleven inches in diameter, and vented for added comfort.

The slots allow the brake pads to dig in and grip more ferociously. The rotors, combined with larger aftermarket Mitsubishi calipers, allow my 3200 lb. pig of a car to stop faster than a fat guy on a tricycle.

My Talon can stop on a dime, a quarter, a nickel, and most pennies. But its stopping ability is not limited to money. I can also stop on plastic products such as grocery bags, Tim Horton's cups, and various Dollar Store items. Tires play an important role in stopping as well. Due to their connection to the road surface, tires are really great for helping me slow my momentum.

The best places to stop are in parking spaces, driveways, at red lights, stop signs and in front of children & animals that run into the street.

Brakes are cool. Apply yours today!


Blogger redheaded said...

ha ha
you have to deal with spring brakes

i get to deal with

spring break! woohoo!

6:15:00 PM

Blogger Ham said...

One of my least favorite things growing up that has mutated (nostalgically) into one of my favorite things now are shiney suped up cars driving around with the windows down, pumping up the tunes (otherwise referred to, for old times sake, as 'gino beats'). The first time I'm shaken to the core by loud bass - that's when I know that summer is on it's way.

6:36:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

I'll be the first to admit I would be embarrassed to crank up my car stereo with the windows down. All you'd hear is the tinny treble sound of the Spin Doctors, or Stereo MC's 'Connected'.

12:23:00 PM

Blogger Ham said...

Well, I'd take '2 Princes' over Freestyle any day! At least I could sing along!

3:14:00 PM


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