anti lock brakes f250 2003 4x4 absolutely suck

Hi all my anti lock brakes suck in the snow.. i was wondering if pulling the fuse is a reasonable way to elminate my problem?
Anti lock brakes are for people who dont know their vehicles or panic...
in the snow id rather be in control.
Thanks, Ken
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Ken,
I might have said that myself once, but had an experience that made me a beleiver.
I rounded a curve on the interstate at 70 mph in a pouring down rain - and saw all traffic stopped. I pressed the brake pedal full and steered toward the space between lanes of cars. My intention was to slow down, then take a sideswipe between them instead of a full on rear ender.
The ABS brakes stopped me under conditions that I never thought it was possible to stop. Antilock brakes are for everybody!!! If your brakes suck in the snow, you need to slow down. Don't *(#^ Mother Nature off.
Like an old rancher in Northern Montana told me about "new fangled" 4 wheel drive (with ABS). "They go like hell, but still don't stop worth *&%$".
John
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I understand your experience and everything but heres one of mine:
Antilock brakes in the snow : wheels keep rolling
locking up brakes in the snow: snow gets packed under wheel and causes a shorter stopping distance.
It says right in the ford manual... antilock brakes allow you to steer while stopping but does not decrese stopping distance.
I want to decerse stopping distance, plus I have had some close calls without antilock brakes... and im used to the way they react.
Antilock brakes stink in my own opinion. They do not use feedback to modulate the poressure on the pad they just pulse it. I make train brakes that are anti lock and they are a lot better then the ones i see on cars.
and plus you didnt anwser my question, would pulling the fuse be feesable for me?
Ken

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Mercury wrote:

I feel your pain....however just pulling the fuse is a bad idea. It will disable the anti lock action, but since the brake system was designed as an anti lock system, there is not an adequate proportioning valve in the system to prevent rear wheel lock-up. With the ABS disabled and the rear lightly loaded you will find it difficult to modulate the brakes to prevent rear wheel lock up while still achieving short stopping distances. I feel fortunate that my old F150 only has Rear Wheel ABS, which I think is the perfect system for pick-ups.
Ed
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ahh well i guess ill have to get used to the 4wabs.. 4 wheel abs... i dont like it.. i didnt realize it is so crappy.. but i have to deal with it.
Kenny

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Eventually you'll find they are handy. Especially on the ice.
Not for stopping faster, but staying in control while you stop. I didn't like them at first, but the system has it's good points too.

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