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Old 03-05-2001, 01:18 PM
Jim Anderson Jim Anderson is offline
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Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Saugus, CA USA
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My vote

Having changed clutches and brakes, my vote goes to using brakes. Last clutch I changed lasted 220,000 miles and took three days to do. I could change lots of brakes in three days.

Using both the engine and the brakes to stop is like stopping a motorcycle where you have seperate controls for the front and back brakes, and you can still downshift.
5 speed '91 190E 2.6 320,000 mi. (new car, fast, smooth as silk six, couldn't find any more Peugeots)
5 speed '85 Peugeot 505 2.5l Turbo Diesel 266,000 mi. (old car, fast for a diesel, had 2 others)
5 speed '01 Jetta V6 (new wifes car, pretty quick)
5 speed '85 Peugeot 505 2.2l Turbo Gas 197,000 mi. (wifes car, faster, sadly gone just short of 200k )
5 speed '83 Yamaha 750 Maxim 14,000 mi. (fastest)
0 speed 4' x 8' 1800 lb Harbor Freight utility trailer (only as fast as what's pulling it)
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