Originally Posted by Guido
If he locks the brakes with 3500 pound capacity brakes, how is another 1500
pounds of braking force going to do anything? Locked is locked, isn't it sort of like being a little pregnant?
Locked brakes are ineffective.
What have so many auto manufacturers installed anti brake locking systems in their cars??
Because it gives you much more control.
Having adequate braking, just short of locking, is the desired result.
Again, decrease the braking power of the 10 inch and 12 inch brakes by 50 percent, due to wear and lack of proper PM.
Now your 10 inch brakes are down to 1750 pounds and the 12 inch brakes are down to 3000 pounds.
Doesn't say much for the 10 inch brakes, when you make that comparison, which is pretty much the way it is out in the field.