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Re: when to shut off ABS?
RR> Heres an easy one. When would you want to shut off your ABS
RR> or would you.
You first realize that you MUST shut off the ABS when
you're heading down a slightly slick snow covered street
at 7-10 MPH and the idiot in front of you decides to stop
for some unbeknownst (?) reason. You hit the brakes...then
press HARD on the brakes, and find your car has a mind of
it's own and actually wants to slam into the rear-end of
the car in front of you. Mind you, if you were in a 1976
Toyota Celica with bald tires you would have stopped on
a dime compared to what happens when the ABS is on.
Happened to me, I put the car into reverse and managed
to keep from getting on a first name basis with some
ambulance chaser. Now the ABS is always off when the
snowplow/asphalt friction stops the car faster than the
Note, I have no idea whether this is the intended reason
for the ABS switch, but that's the only thing I use it for
in the ole V8Q.
... Everyone IS entitled to my opinion.
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