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Well, The brakes work...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JSW, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Aug 18, 2010 at 10:35 PM
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    JSW

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    Wasnt sure where to post this, so my apologies if this is in the wrong thread. But great story.

    Driving down International drive, and this idiot in an F-150 pulls out in front of me and cuts me off. Hit the brakes and downshifted. The taco stopped on a dime, came about a foot and a half from the bumper. After the adrenaline rush, I laid on the horn.

    God I love this truck.
     
  2. Aug 18, 2010 at 10:37 PM
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    Redfox1

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    nice good thing you avoided that man. Would down shifting make a difference though since your already on the brakes?
     
  3. Aug 18, 2010 at 10:38 PM
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    OZ-T

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

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    ABS kick in ?
     
  4. Aug 18, 2010 at 10:39 PM
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    Yeah ABS kicked in like a charm, and its a habit that I have whenever I brake hard. I dont think it wouldve helped in this situation, but its a habit I have.
     
  5. Aug 18, 2010 at 10:56 PM
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    all.on.black

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    If your tires aren't breaking loose then yes, it does help even if you're on the brakes. Usually it helps the most when you're slowing down from a high speed (racing). Your brakes probably don't have enough bite to break the tires loose going from 120mph-0 (example). Your brakes can only do so much. Downshifting (compression) will aid the brakes in slowing down.
     
  6. Aug 19, 2010 at 7:31 AM
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    Glad to hear they worked. Sounds like some asshole trying to get hit and collect a paycheck. They do that shit down in California all the time.
     
  7. Aug 19, 2010 at 7:33 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Somewhere on an F150 forum...............

    "So I cut this tacoma guy off and he blows the horn at me...........sheesh.........."
     
  8. Aug 19, 2010 at 10:26 AM
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    JSW

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    I don't thing its an asshole trying to get a paycheck as much as it is a tourist driver. I-Drive is FULL of them.
     
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