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post #1 of 32 Old 08-11-2003, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Truck/brakes question

Shortly after landing my 4x4 Tahoe from being several inches off the ground, with the front wheels turned slightly to the left, I lost my brakes. Eventually, they came back, but not before spending $70 to have it towed down to an auto shop where the mechanic said he didn't find anything wrong. A rider I was talking to joked that maybe it was similar to a tank slapper, where the pistons/pads will retract away from the discs, and you have to pump them back. Could this have been the case?

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You mean you didn't try that before getting a tow?
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Yes, but I guess I didn't try hard enough. The pedal was still hitting the floor when I got home, after trying to pump them back up, so I called the tow truck to haul it to the shop.

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Yeah, that could happen. The tankslapper knocks the pads back. I'd be surprised if it didn't just go away with a few pumps though. The serious jolt also could've loosened some air up in the system and made your brakes mushy.




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So how exactly did you get a several ton truck a few inches off the ground? I'm pretty interested in this story
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ND4SPDSHO : So how exactly did you get a several ton truck a few inches off the ground? *I'm pretty interested in this story

The story of what happened just prior to losing the brakes sounds much more interesting than losing the brakes themselves (unless, of course, the loss-of-brakes saga ended with stopping the vehicle while teetering off the edge of a bridge or something... which it didn't)

details, man, details... were you in hot pursuit of a ho beatdown?

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ND4SPDSHO : Quote (BizJetGuy @ Aug. 11 2003, 12:44pm)details, man, details... were you in hot pursuit of a ho beatdown?
I nearly spewed mashed potatoes all over my screen on that one
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Re: Truck/brakes question

Get the Ohlins...

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Thanks LTL. I guess I'll just keep my eye on it for a while, see if it acts up again.

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details, man, details... were you in hot pursuit of a ho beatdown?
How u think dat $hit bout bein' a ho beatdown? Cept it were da pimp in dis incident. Mu' phucka be comin' all up in ma hood, ackin a playa an $hit, tryin ta hussle ma honies away. Pimp Daddy P say UH-UH ta dat $hit dawg. Stack dat mofo outta yere, cross da trax on da po' skreet side. Dats all, y'all.

Translated: Turning left into a gas station, I cut across the intersection quickly to avoid oncoming traffic, and got air on the slope of the driveway, which turns immediately to the left, hence the tires being turned left when I landed.

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Re: Truck/brakes question

Just another 4x4 stunna!

Did you flash your gold tooth out the window to the cars as you cut in front of them?

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