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      03-31-2009, 11:24 AM   #67
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Originally Posted by jm1234 View Post
I've heard this and I have a stupid question about this I'd like to ask. Isn't the hand brake hooked to the rear tires only and isn't there a separate set of parking brake shoes on the car?

I guess I'm wondering if it's possible to warp the front rotors with the parking brake and if even the rear rotors are impacted by them?

Having said that, I never use my hand brake at the track because I'd rather not for no reason than warp my rotors.
You are correct; engaging the parking brake should not technically warp your rotors. It should simply melt the parking brake shoes (not the disc brake pads) onto the friction surface, which is obviously also a bad thing.