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Opinions Wanted: Anti-lock Brakes

finary

TRIBE Promoter
i happen to like abs.

basically, anything that you can do to your car to add safety is good, IMO.

i feel safe driving my car because of added features like these:

- good tires
- traction control
- abs

I guarantee that the traction control AND abs have both served their purpose on seperate occasions. And anyone will tell you that good tires are important.
 

finary

TRIBE Promoter
p.s. i dont just feel safe driving my car simply because of these added features, ive also tested the limits of my car in adverse conditions... i.e. rain, snow, etc.. see how it handles, how quick it can stop

i think everyone should test out their car to see how it handles BEFORE you need it to perform. that way when you do encounter a situation on icy roads you know how fast you can go and how quickly you can stop, etc
 

Lurker

TRIBE Member
^^^ good tires and training/practice are golden...electronic gizmos are helpful but not required.

There are all to many people out there (in SUV's) who feel invincible because of their 4wd and ABS so they feel that they can drive like a fool.
 

the_fornicator

TRIBE Member
trying to think..... I think the only upside that I've ever noticed about ABS is that if you're trying to come to a stop at any sort of intersection, if there's black ice they'll go off. Helped me out once but if it's cold enough for black ice to form, you shouldn't be driving too fast so no biggie.
 
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PosTMOd

Well-Known TRIBEr
Why not wait until a nice slippery day, and take out two cars, one with, one without?

Try crashing into things.
 

Lurker

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by PosTMOd
Why not wait until a nice slippery day, and take out two cars, one with, one without?

Try crashing into things.

expensive trial & error :)

but I guess that's what rental cars are for..try it with the ABS fuse in, then remove for bonus fun :)
 

PosTMOd

Well-Known TRIBEr
I kind of like my ABS, in that it helps me threshold brake-- if it kicks in, I'm not threshold braking.
 
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Soundstream

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by geminigirl
Wow...that simple? Good to know, thanks.
Keep in mind that:

1. This does not work for all cars.
2. Removing the fuse may also disable other features on the vehicle that you maybe be unaware of until it is too late.

Cheers ... Ian :)
 

Lurker

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by geminigirl
Wow...that simple? Good to know, thanks.

It will probably be in a fuse panel under the hood. Regardless, it should be prominently marked.

If/when you pull the fuse, do a couple stops from fair speeds just to make sure everything still feels the same.

Paul
 

the_fornicator

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by geminigirl
Wow...that simple? Good to know, thanks.

no, not that simple.

depends what kind of car you have. A car's electronic/eletrical system runs on a fine balance. Removing a fuse on one part of the car (i.e. your ABS) could offset an electrical compenent in another part of the car (eg. your power locks).

again, all depends on what kind of car you have.
 

Balzz

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by the_fornicator
no, not that simple.

depends what kind of car you have. A car's electronic/eletrical system runs on a fine balance. Removing a fuse on one part of the car (i.e. your ABS) could offset an electrical compenent in another part of the car (eg. your power locks).

:eek:
 

geminigirl

TRIBE Member
Thanks for all the info boys. I appreciate it.:) I'll just ask them to do it at the Acura dealership next time I have my car in. I don't feel right doing it myself.
 
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Soundstream

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by geminigirl
Thanks for all the info boys. I appreciate it.:) I'll just ask them to do it at the Acura dealership next time I have my car in. I don't feel right doing it myself.
They won't do it. I guarantee that 100%.

Cheers ... Ian :)
 

Balzz

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by geminigirl
Thanks for all the info boys. I appreciate it.:) I'll just ask them to do it at the Acura dealership next time I have my car in. I don't feel right doing it myself.

Which Acura do you drive?
 

Astroboy

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by geminigirl
Thanks for all the info boys. I appreciate it.:) I'll just ask them to do it at the Acura dealership next time I have my car in. I don't feel right doing it myself.

they are not allowed to do anything of the sort. it's completely against the law, doesn't matter how hot you are in skimpy clothing ;)
 
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geminigirl

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Astroboy
they are not allowed to do anything of the sort. it's completely against the law, doesn't matter how hot you are in skimpy clothing ;)

I've heard you drive a nice Acura. Or at least you did. I just have the 1.7el. I enjoy it, but when I'm rich I'll have the 3.2. Love that car!

And thanks Kenny!:D
 

pr0nstar

TRIBE Member
Rob is Mr. Acura if I remember correctly.

Still remember when my co-worker used to visit the forums and would always talk about Astroboy's CL, then his TL ;)

pr0nstar :D
 

Soundstream

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Mike Richards
How is ABS not standard on all cars?

and while we're on the topic of brakes... Why isn't 4-wheel-disc not standard either?
1. It costs more money
2. It costs more money

Cheers ... Ian :)
 

Lurker

TRIBE Member
^^^ bingo

Drums are fine, unless you work on them yourself in which case they are a pain in the ass!

By the same logic, why don't all cars come with 14" Brembo rotors and calipers with 6 pot calipers :)

Also, like was discussed in this thread, ABS isn't required or wanted by everyone.
 
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