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    ABS is always stops shorter than not ABS

    I watched something like motor week where they had a professional race car driver try to stop a car without abs faster than a car with ABS. It couldn't be done.

    And you don't have to know how to use ABS correctly. Stomp the brake all the way down and the ABS does everything.

    A car is most effective at stopping at the point just before the tires slip. ABS keeps the car at this point despite how hard you are pressing the pedal.

    Without ABS, if you press too hard, you lock your tires and slide, which can't brake as efficiently.


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    sorry heres a working link to the img i tried to post before.


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    Originally posted by Arby:
    <STRONG>ABS is always stops shorter than not ABS
    I watched something like motor week where they had a professional race car driver try to stop a car without abs faster than a car with ABS. It couldn't be done.
    And you don't have to know how to use ABS correctly. Stomp the brake all the way down and the ABS does everything.
    A car is most effective at stopping at the point just before the tires slip. ABS keeps the car at this point despite how hard you are pressing the pedal.
    Without ABS, if you press too hard, you lock your tires and slide, which can't brake as efficiently.
    </STRONG>
    Not to add fuel to the fire, but this is not necessarily true. A technique called "threshold braking" should be used during hard stops. This is a technique in which the driver uses the feel of the pedal to keep the wheels just at the threshold before they lock. Similar to what ABS does, but much less invasive. I have driven both an RX-7 with and without ABS (mine) on serveral occasions and I consistantly stopped mine in a much shorter distance when I used threshold braking instead of relying on ABS. Of course, your mileage may vary.
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    I built a shelf in the top of the trunk. Kind of like the Jetta one, but mine doesn't slide out.

    It works pretty well but I'm not totally happy with it. Once in a while I hear some creaking out of it, probably because I could find the right angle brackets and had to improvise. Thing is, it only does it once in a while, most of the time it's nice and silent, so I never really get around to figuring out what it is and permanently fixing it. =)

    Additionally, the creaking can't be heard if any music is going, or if you're on the freeway.
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    I tend to agree with the ones who use threshold braking.

    My father was once a high-speed driving instructor with the RCMP and to this day, he swears by a well trained driver over ABS. I have had the opportunity to test ABS vs. threshold braking and have found that both stoping distance and directional control were better with threshold braking. The issue arrieses however that to rely on threshold braking, one must be FULLY attentive to their driving and must have a mastery of their vehicle.

    That being said, we all know how many absoulutely ****E drivers there are out there, so statistically speaking, ABS is better.

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    Originally posted by Adam F:
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    For real?? That would be convenient. Could you tell us what case and mobo you have?</STRONG>
    Mine's under the glovebox (I still got a glovebox I can use), and I have pics on my site.


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    Originally posted by Rob Withey:
    <STRONG>Mine's under the glovebox (I still got a glovebox I can use), and I have pics on my site.


    Rob</STRONG>
    Cool setup. But I had to fight about 5 pop ups just to get to the pics. Did you put those up there or was it the host? It's not very cool

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    I built a little docking station for mine. I just set it in the back, slide it to the left, and lock it. I used a metal project box screwed to the side of the truck, and i pulled a lock and key out of an old workbench. i only have irman, LCD, rca, and dc power docked, so its not too clustered. I have a jeep, so the securer the better.
    improper english grammer? probably.

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    Oh yeh, and i'm using a contrators briefcase (like gizmos) just to give an idea,
    .i need to post pics..

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    I built a little suspension system using 1/4" by 4" bolts, L Brackets and 3/8" by 1.5" Springs.

    1) Bolts anchor into the base of the trunk perpindicular to the floor.
    2) Put one set of springs onto the bolts
    3) Install the case so that the bolts go into the L brackets and the L brackets rest on the springs
    4)You might need washers to make sure the springs don't get hung up on the threads of the screws
    Put on the next set of springs and put on a wing nut to hold it all together

    It works pretty well
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