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Old 02-20-2012, 11:35 AM   #1
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Exclamation Braking system in the snow

Big Pleased SMILE here for an unexpected handling discovery.

I've had my 08 JK 14 months now, and have not had opportunity to try the ABS system in real slick conditions.

Had a 1000 mile road trip across Cascade Range and about 40 miles of snow/slick conditions.

At summit, took a few minutes to play a bit.

Trying the brakes at full stomp from 30mph.....and the system works GREAT!

Non slide, straight and fairly rapid stop each time!

Some things really ARE better than the mule-basic 1945 CJ2 I grew up with!!!

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Old 02-20-2012, 12:00 PM   #2
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When we recently got enough snow to try it, I went out and did some practice emergency stops myself.
I haven't owned a vehicle with ABS, so I welcomed the chance to try it out.

I was impressed! Just like your experience it stayed straight and true.

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Trying the brakes at full stomp from 30mph.....and the system works GREAT!

Non slide, straight and fairly rapid stop each time!

Some things really ARE better than the mule-basic 1945 CJ2 I grew up with!!!
Don't forget to give credit to your tires. If the tires aren't getting enough traction to keep rolling, the ABS will kick in and you will keep rolling.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:07 PM   #4
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everso true and

When you hit ice, the ESP/BAS/ASB, when USELESS can be tempered with the EBRAKE--that'll save your steering sys, (also works on off-road down-hill)

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Old 02-20-2012, 12:30 PM   #5
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This too everso true.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:38 PM   #6
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Also kinda cool is the traction/stability control in slick conditions. If the rear of the jeep swings out of straight line, that system modulates the brakes on which ever side is needed to straighten you out, and it works pretty darn quick.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:02 AM   #7
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Stock '10 Rubi here. Never had a vehicle stay as straight and true during a power-break in the snow. I was just as impressed as you were.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:30 AM   #8
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yeah, the braking system is pretty good (although I had set the traction control to semi off), helped me avoid a few crashes during my race last weekend.

well I mean, it at least kept me sliding where I wanted to go

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