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      08-10-2012, 03:34 PM   #11
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Oh, and reading again the original message, stomping is always a bad idea. You want to wait until weight transfer has started before pushing brakes to max. As Hack has explained, weight transfer is what helps tires get grip, if you don't wait for it to happen, your total grip is lower, hence ABS will kick almost immediately which will prevent proper weight transfer, repeat, and you result in longer stopping distance. For street emergency braking, you really want what he described as rapid ramp-up, you press for hard braking that should not lock the wheels, as soon as you feel the dive, reach for ABS to kick in. You may do better if you are talented, but how talented do you feel when you are panicked?