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Old 06-13-2014, 06:56 AM   #43
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I used to have a 1965 Olds Delta 88 with a 425 engine, you could steer it with one finger and lock up the tires with one toe.
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Old 06-13-2014, 07:04 AM   #44
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Yep, my parents used to like big Mercs and Lincoln's,

They drove well, steered easy, and stopped well unless just driven through deep standing water.

It used to be common knowledge that a person used to have to dry the brakes after such an immersion by riding the brakes to get them hot.
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Old 06-13-2014, 07:10 AM   #45
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ML 320 Involved in a crash

While overall modern antilock brakes are a safety improvement, this isnt the case all the time.

If a person finds himself needing to stop quickly in fresh snow or loose gravel, not being able to stop the wheels to make them bite has almost gotten me in trouble a couple of times.

Just an FYI, even my old 55 Lincoln was factory equipped with power steering and 12" power drum brakes that work pretty well. If I said it drives quite well and weighs less than a new Camaro surely someone on here will call me out as a liar so I wont say it.

It even has power seats and windows...
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Old 06-13-2014, 07:34 AM   #46
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Antilock brakes generally increase stopping distances. I wish there was an on-off switch. I think they are for unskilled drivers.
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Old 06-13-2014, 07:39 AM   #47
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When AB came out on MC, it was proven an expert rider could out brake them. Unfortunately most of us could not. Jim
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Old 06-13-2014, 07:48 AM   #48
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Antilock brakes have almost gotten me into two accidents, on one of these occasions an inexperienced driver would have likely crashed, on the other there was nothing to do but to hope the truck stopped, fortunately it finally did.
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Old 06-13-2014, 10:25 AM   #49
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Drying brakes after water immersion - that brings back memories. I learned about that the hard way too, nearly driving into a ditch. - again in an old Land Rover. Zero brakes for a good three to five seconds. Good thing I had space at the time.
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The only thing my Dart did well .was to go like a bat out of hell and pick up chics.

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Really - what more could you want in a car.......

I used to drive a 74 Jeep CJ-5 - it didn't go fast but it did help on the drive across campus picking up the girls
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I drove a 1978 Jeep CJ5 today to get a state inspection.
Brakes? What brakes?
I also drove a BMW Z3 to get a state inspection. Brakes is one area where the beemer comes out on top.
Then, back in my Tundra- what a difference?Attachment 214121
I can't imagine what this Jeep had originally for a radio, but now it has a Sony CD player and Boston Acoustics speakers.
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