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Old 12-04-2012, 02:39 PM   #35
Element Tuning
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Originally Posted by sackytar View Post
I say do it and do a write up. We need one on here!

For a track car there is no need for it. Just dead weight.
Yes there is. LOL!

If you can never engage ABS then you either need to brake harder or improve your brakes. My current race setup will not engage ABS in a straight line, there is just too much grip and downforce. However if I brake late turning and cresting a hill like the back straight at VIR there is no way anybody could out brake the ABS system. The reason is that without ABS you would have to take break pressure off all four wheels (there is only one brake pedal) to keep the inside rear from locking up.

It does take more skill to master braking without ABS but on most race tracks you cannot beat a modern 4 channel ABS system. Look at all the single wheel lock ups you see in F1, if they had ABS they would never have to come off the brake pedal to keep that one tire from locking up.

You need more aggressive brake pads as a start if you are trying to have enough brake to engage ABS.
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