Date: 16 Jan 2006 06:31:41 -0800 From: "R. Frist" <rhfristnospamzon.net> Subject: Re: New tyres fitted to rear?
Au contraire, if you remember playing with wagons or toy cars or have ever let go of a shopping cart with a stuck wheel you may have noticed that free wheels always tend to follow locked. A blowout in the front will cause a slight drag to that side that can be easily corrected for. On the other hand a blowout it the back will tend to whip the car around before you know it. You can try this out in an ice covered parking lot if you have rear parking brakes. Pull on the brake and turn the wheel slightly and go for a spin. The classic 900s had true emergency brakes. That is, they were on the front wheels. When you pulled them on on you tended to stop in a straight line.