Instead of spending money on the optional ABS over the past several years, I
instead was treated to driving school w/ Skip Barber at LRP. But I knew the
day would come when tech would catch up to me. My new F250 has ABS. I think
it's standard now. No need to test it yet.
From: Larry Macy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subj: Re: [Spridgets] Please define idiot...
Date: Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:59 am
To: Robert Duquette <email@example.com>
cc: "'Spridgets'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In fact, ABS equipped cars tend to have longer stopping distance on
dry pavement. Not sure about ice, never owned a car that had it.
It's only function, AFAIK, is directional control and control in a
panic stop. It serves no other function, it certainly is not about
On Dec 30, 2007, at 10:56 AM, Robert Duquette wrote:
> Cars don't drive themselves. I drive an older Subaru ( 2001 ) and
> snows on ... it's the greatest car I've ever driven. I'm not in the
> financial league to buy the latest and greatest, but to me it's great.
> Brake wise, I learned this fall that performance summer tires on the
> "slippery as" snow aren't a good thing. My understanding is that
> ABS does
> not stop you faster, but allows you to keep some directional control.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Lieb
>> ABS works on speed difference between the wheels.That's one reason
>> it doesn't go off at a dead stop. Lock 'em up at 0mph, and then
>> start to
>> slide, and it'll do you no good. But if you let go and start rolling,
>> and then apply the brakes, and the wheels slip, voila, ABS!
> All well and good, Chris, but on ice where none of the four wheels has
> any traction, ABS does ABSolutely no good at all. Likewise, having a
> Subaru WRX STi with all the Torsens in the world does you no good
> when you high-center it on a snowdift, but it certainly was highly
> entertaining for the rest of us to watch the Polish dude try to figure
> out why his "invincible" car was not moving ;-)
> David Lieb
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