All four wheels don't lock at the same time, the ones with greater brake
force do (front ones) then the ABS operates before you can even think
"holy Shit". Try buying a workshop manual showing how these things
work before showing your ignorance again.
It depends a lot on the model. Early systems did indeed release all
brakes simultaneously. Later ones handled front and back differently.
Many of the newer ones deal with each wheel independantly.
Early ABS was really dreadful and much less effective than just properly
feathering the brakes. Newer ABS systems are a lot better than that.
Mind you, I'm still driving a car without ABS and I am just fine with it,
and I know pretty well how it handles when it skids. Then again, It doesn't
snow much here, and I have good tires.
Frankly, putting money into better tires is probably more effective than
putting it into braking control systems. But it's less sexy.
"C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
On 12 Mar 2010 18:50:41 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org (Scott Dorsey) wrote:
Not much snow here this year either. About half the average - which
is half what we got last year.
I'll agree though - tires are more important than ABS.
Some older vehicles, by the way, had rear ABS only. And then there was
3 channel - rear was one channel, and each front another. Virtually
all today are 4 channel.
My PT cruise has no ABS. Wife's Mystique has ABS and full time
Both have the same Graspic Ice and Snow tires. The cruiser stops
better in the slop than the Mystique.
I've got the factory manual for all my cars - and I'm a mechanic too.
It IS POSSIBLE to lock all 4 wheels at once on a slick surface.
I've done it on my '95 Pontiac - it didn't know what to do. The brakes
chattered like crazy, but the car (van) didn't slow down at all.
Eventually one wheel caught some traction. THAT put the van into a
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