ABS- Poll

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Does your ABS feel normal?

Yes
8
73%
No
3
27%
 
Total votes: 11

sr480t
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ABS- Poll

Post by sr480t » Mon Nov 29, 2004 8:51 pm

At slow speed and when Iam coming to a holt, there seems to be a slight delay so I have to brake a bit early. When i turn off the ABS it goes like normal brakes, accurate, like they should be. Shamir

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Post by Murf » Mon Nov 29, 2004 10:52 pm

yeah, thats just the was ABS is, feels like it isnt working for a sec and then it kicks in.
how are you switching off your ABS though? just unplugging the ABS ECU?
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Post by martinholmesuk » Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:35 pm

I don't get this and my abs is working fine :D
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Post by rpruen » Tue Nov 30, 2004 12:04 am

My ABS is fine too.

The TRACS part only works when it feels like it though :(

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Post by sr480t » Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:19 pm

What i mean is i have driven new cars and you have the chance to brake hard and then there is the line that you are gonna lock up and the ABS kicks in. But with my 480 turbo every time you just get to a certain level it kicks in and gives me that uncertain delay, which shits me up! In a panic situation it has worked wonders from 50mph to nothing it was brilliant it stopped well before the line so i never got a ticket! The way i turn it off is by chance one day the clip that holds the sensor on the brake cylinder came off which made the ABS turn off and i preffered it that way. But now and again it kicks in which pisses me off, so just wondered if you guys have the expierience of new ABS systems. Shamir

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Post by rpruen » Thu Dec 02, 2004 5:13 pm

Ok having now driven an early car with ABS there is a huge dif between the two systems. The late ABS is normal, the early one is bizare, like the brake pedal is connected to a spring.

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