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Old 04-04-2002, 09:44   #1 (permalink)
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I was driving home on the Tonkin Hwy last night doing 100Km/hr, when a guy in a white VH (on P Plates mind you) decided he would change lanes as he was right next to me. So having no time to think I did what anyone would have done and put my foot on the anchors. I was so shocked to see how well the ABS and the four wheel disc brakes handled the situation. The car car to a complete stop within seconds, no skiding or sliding. I guess I was lucky because if I didnt have the ABS or 4W disc brakes the situation would have been far worse. As for the VH driver, what a ****en dickhead!!
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Old 04-04-2002, 11:00   #2 (permalink)
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I think "P plate VH driver" says it all.

Least there wasnt any damage or you didnt injure yourself so count yourself lucky man!
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Old 04-04-2002, 15:01   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah the arrogance of some driver's is a major concern.

A little bit of trivia for you: the first ABS system used by Ford came from the supplier 'Bendix' and was excellent for the time - and only the third local car to have the feature available (from memory anyway - I know Verada was first, and the '91 Pulsar SSS had ABS optional). The EF and onwards (including the Fairlane) switched to Bosch, which it has been ever since.

My brakes have saved me once from a similar situation (though it was a genuine mistake on the part of the person changing into my lane) and I must admit I don't know why anyone would criticise them. I once drove a HQ Kingswood, and with non-power assisted (possibly 4 wheel drum) brakes, I might as well have opened the door and slid my shoe along the road to slow the thing down.
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Old 04-04-2002, 16:09   #4 (permalink)
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I wish I had ABS. The LTD is a SCARY mother when you lock the fronts.
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Old 04-04-2002, 16:13   #5 (permalink)
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Re: ABS

Zomwit, for what it's worth, I am intending to research aftermarket ABS options. I don't see why it would be ridiculously hard or expensive because later models of the same cars were so equipped...

The sad irony is that a car with ABS is less likely to have had an accident (in theory) therefore less likely to be wrecked.
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Old 04-04-2002, 17:18   #6 (permalink)
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ILS,

The abs idea shouldn't be too hard. The mechanical side of things would be easy, with the installation of tone wheels for the ABS. Back axle may be tricky though.

The EB has a seperate ABS computer, so the wiring would probably be the hardest. I can get the wiring diagrams if you like.


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Old 04-05-2002, 09:23   #7 (permalink)
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Re: ABS

I'm currently needing to have a big think about my finances (spending way too much on the car) so I am not ready to think about this just yet.

However, Thanks for the offer all the same mate..
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