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Re: Brake Trouble! UPDATE!

To: Paul Hunt <>
Subject: Re: Brake Trouble! UPDATE!
From: Charles & Peggy Robinson <>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 15:17:09 -0500
   Well, let me point out that the content of quoted sentence is wrong. 
  That's just not how ABS works.  What ABS does is pump each wheel's 
brake rapidly (something you seem to be in favor of) and sample each 
wheel's RPM in between pumps.   It just seeks to keep from allowing any 
wheel to lock up.



Paul Hunt wrote:
> I'm not making any assumptions at all, I'm asking the question and 
> saying *if* it is capable of throwing you under a truck, as appears to 
> have been said here:
> "What ABS does is to release the
> braking force on the wheel which wants to skid so it keeps turning
> and doesn't skid (much).  The end result is greater braking force on
> the wheel with better grip, which can tend to slue the car sideways
> (and run into the next lane)."
> then it is fundamentally flawed.
> And I resemble the implication that I need ABS ...
> PaulH.
> ----- Original Message -----
>>   Seems like you're making a lot of assumptions here.  Do you actually 
>> know of any cars the were thrown "under the wheels of a truck" by ABS?

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