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Old 04-06-2016, 08:12 PM   #18
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2003 L-Series 3.0L Sedan
Default Re: 97 SC2 (No ABS) Brake Pedal goes to the floor

Now that you found having to press the brake pedal hard enough to lock up brakes doesn't depend on forcing the pedal to the floor, the engine running and vacuum brake boost unit provides power assisted braking, the pedal doesn't need to travel to the floor.

You might consider the type of brakes plays a large role in effective braking. Rather than open up a debate on brake material advantages and disadvantages, everyone has their personal opinions about brakes whether racing, auto crossing or stoplight racing with soccer moms. Materials can be either ceramic or semi metallic with variations from one brand to another to allow a smorgasbord of braking efficiency (where debates occur). Personally, a rotor disc is a rotor disc - plain ones. Holes and slots are less important for the grocery getter/stoplight racers and more likely for visual appeal. Since they're proven in race tracks, I doubt anyone is driving with glowing red rotors in stoplight racing to have any real advantage in everyday driving. Unfortunately, drivers assuming their brakes and driving superiority coupled with abs will rule the road often find themselves in expensive accidents to prove driving simply requires a defensive awareness of other drivers while anticipating impending doom. Of course I can be absolutely wrong against soccer moms racing for the parking spot, with or without kids in the suv/minivan.................

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