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JT

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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2006 12:01:00 AM

Anti-lock braking system (ABS) used to be a standard feature on most cars, now it's an option. Do you prefer anti-lock brakes or regular brakes?
Anti-lock brakes
Regular brakes
Unsure/No opinion

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2008 9:48:52 AM

Always ABS
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2008 9:48:37 AM

ABS has saved my bacon a few times. I woudn't be without it.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2008 9:48:18 AM

ABS might be helpful for some
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2008 9:47:52 AM

Always ABS
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2008 9:47:33 AM

Anti-lock brakes
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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2008 4:03:04 AM

I much prefer regular brakes. ABS is actually for people who really have never learned how to drive, it is a dumbing down of safe braking practice. Remember how they told us to pump the brakes to keep them from staying locked up? Well, ABS is just pulses far faster than the human can pump. However, threshold braking, performed by somebody who has learned how to do it, will stop a car shorter than ABS will, in snow, on ice, in the rain, all those conditions ABS was made for.
It is because people have not been taught proper braking techniques, and many do not have the temperament to apply threshold braking, that ABS became necessary, and does, indeed save lives.
That being said, I would prefer to have ABS in many of the vehicles I may ride in driven by others. My niece for instance, complained bitterly about the first car she had with ABS, because nobody told her it would pulse every darn time she stepped on the brake. I tried to explain to her that I had driven many cars with ABS, and never had it trigger once, perhaps she should look at her braking technique. It didn't get through to her. She is the same person that got 4 WD in her next vehicle so she could drive faster in bad weather. I gave up trying to tell her she really, really, was not a driver, she was merely a barely adequate vehicle operator.



[Edited by: rumbleseat at 10/1/2008 4:06:44 AM EST]
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myhomeSC67
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2008 2:06:14 PM

Anti Lock brakes DO save lives. I feel that it should be standard.
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2008 1:24:09 AM

Anti-lock brakes
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rschnoor
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2008 7:14:02 AM

ABS, I thought they were still a standard feature.
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intrvvder
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2008 3:18:18 AM

ABS, my vehicle is also equipped with traction and stability control. Much safer for winter driving.
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Panama19
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2008 12:53:34 AM

Anti-lock brakes
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guntaka
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2008 12:50:56 AM

Anti-lock brakes
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Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2008 12:36:01 AM

Regular brakes... One vehicle of mine has ABS on the rear, I believe. My Corvette, early '84 does not. I've only had 3 small brake skids in over 350k of driving... (less than 5 feet!). I've driven competitively and have the car adjusted where I can feel the stopping/skid point. ABS doesn't give the driver good feedback.

Now ARS... that's a different story.
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narcar1973
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2008 6:16:51 PM

ABS
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Rob83
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2008 7:28:39 PM

ANTI LOCK
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stealthncool
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2008 8:42:35 AM

Regular Brakes
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gasisoutrageous
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2008 8:37:59 AM

Anti-Lock: They are a lot safer
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lindamay
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2008 1:33:52 AM

Anti-lock, but I really haven't had much opportunity to need them.
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Philmar
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2008 12:24:53 AM

Anti-lock brakes
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: May 27, 2008 7:11:05 AM

ABS
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Blubberpuppy
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Message Posted: May 2, 2008 11:58:37 AM

ABS
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MnSwede
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2008 11:46:26 AM

ABS
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2008 11:38:04 AM

Always ABS
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2008 11:37:55 AM

ABS has saved my bacon a few times. I woudn't be without it.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2008 11:37:46 AM

ABS might be helpful for some
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2008 11:37:36 AM

Always ABS
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2008 11:37:24 AM

Anti-lock brakes
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2008 1:07:36 AM

Anti-lock Braking System
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Guido4
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2008 8:29:20 AM

ABS...
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Manwe
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2008 12:14:39 AM

ABS.
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2008 10:06:52 PM

ABS
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Dorkchop
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2008 11:34:50 AM

ABS
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Guido4
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2008 6:01:35 AM

ABS
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ED6
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2008 1:21:19 AM

ABS
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2007 8:16:59 PM

ABS
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MnSwede
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2007 4:05:25 PM

ABS. If the manufacturers take away a proven safety feature. they may be asking for a lawsuit on the basis they didn't do all they could do to make a safer vehicle.
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ED6
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2007 2:49:31 PM

I prefer ABS.
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tobasco
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2007 10:01:10 AM

ABS since 1994
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wattie
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2007 8:50:42 PM

ABS
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2007 1:12:13 AM

Anti-lock braking system
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FogCitySpotter
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2007 12:56:45 AM

ABS
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2007 7:09:32 AM

ABS...
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buddydill
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2007 4:22:48 PM

anti-lock
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GasXing
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2007 1:20:50 AM

Without a doubt I prefer anti-lock brakes.
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2007 1:20:31 AM

Anti-lock brakes
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imlefty
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2007 8:28:01 AM

Anti-lock brakes
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2007 3:27:16 AM

Anti-lock brakes
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Slyguy1060
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2007 1:08:28 AM

unsure
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ajrn
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2007 12:57:43 AM

ABS is a WONDERFUL thing..

Try a BMW motorcycle with it.. :)
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buddydill
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2007 12:17:29 AM

anti-lock
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