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Why did tires 'chirp' in panic stop?

Hi all,

Day before yesterday, I was 'spacing' behind another car whose brake lights
came on unexpectedly.  I stood on the pedal and stopped in plenty of time
(luckily I wasn't tailgating as usual), but managed to 'chirp' the front
tires a bit.

Now, my car has ABS.  Why would the tires squeal?  It ain't supposed to
skid!  I felt nothing in the pedal-- no pumping.  I was doing about 35 MPH
at the time.


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