I might have said that myself once, but had an experience that made me a
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
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
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 *&%$".
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
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.
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