Threshold braking and ABS doOriginally posted by LHSer:
There is a method of braking for non-abs cars called threshold braking. This is when you apply enough force to be on the verge locking up, but not actually doing so. Your stopping distances are amazingly quick and short with this method. A lot better than just stabbing the brakes and losing control.
The pedal will feel different when you get to the point where the ABS kicks in -- you'll get the pulsing back through the pedal that lets you know that the ABS is working. If you don't have ABS, you have to be able to feel when the tires change from rolling to sliding, which is pretty easy when there's some traction (your ears will tell you), but very difficult to determine when traction is poor.Originally posted by blkbute:
alright, well after all this I guess I will keep with my ABS. like I always say God bless ABS, it does help lotts, but just noticed the pedal felt a bit differant without ABS.