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Old 01-15-2008, 03:54 AM   #6 (permalink)
trebuchet03
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Originally Posted by cfg83 View Post
DPOV -

Glad to hear about the happy ending. I don't have ABS brakes, but I would have probably appreciated them in the rare but super wet LA rain we had last week. I think that I am "bad" for ABS because I pump the brakes when I have to stop fast. I don't do it to avoid lockup, I do it to warn the driver behind me and (hopefully) prevent being rear-ended.
I totally do the same thing - just one pump though to flash the brake lights As far as being "bad" for it... Trust me - one empty parking lot + 1 quick stop where the ABS kicks on - you'll just say "damn" and become retrained If the pavement is dry - you can do a test with and without (pull the fuse) and measure the difference in skid length (ABS will have brief skid bursts followed by a no skid spot followed by another burst).
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