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downshift on slippery terrain, abs kicks in

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by rab89, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Mar 19, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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    rab89

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    I've noticed lately when I downshift (manual trans) on snow and the tires don't grab right away, abs kicks in without my foot on the brake whatsoever.

    if this is how it's supposed to work, that's pretty cool! but I don't know that it is.
    If not, has anyone experienced this issue?
     
  2. Mar 19, 2011 at 10:41 AM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Rab , dumb question , but are you sure ABS is kicking in and not the tire skipping across the surface from it being limited by the downshift ?
     
  3. Mar 19, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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    yup, I'm sure, I can hear the abs motor working, and I can feel it in the brake pedal when I put my foot on it.
     
  4. Mar 19, 2011 at 10:45 AM
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    Hmm , interesting
     
  5. Mar 19, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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    it's not a big deal really, and it's kinda cool, but I would like to know more about it is all.
     
  6. Mar 19, 2011 at 10:49 AM
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    OZ-T

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    Understood , I really am not a fan of ABS in snow conditions having learned how to drive in snow before ABS was around , it always catches me off gaurd when it engages , and actually makes me feel less in control .
     
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