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Old 11-04-2009, 08:11 PM   #106
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Originally Posted by svuba View Post
Is it not true that braking systems on modern cars are more powerful than the engine/ accelerating force?

My understanding is that that when mashing the brake pedal you should be decelerating regardless of how the engine is trying to accelerate.

What about power braking,, has everybody done this? stand on the brakes & the gas at the same time in your car. it doesn't go anywhere until you release the brakes right?

just stand on the brakes & pull the e-brake at the same time you should be slowing down. I believe that all cars are designed with more braking power than accelerating power.

Am I wrong here? honestly the brakes are more powerful, so use them. maybe it takes a little longer than normal, but the case in so cal with the cop he is saying "we have no brakes", so were there multiple simultaneous failures, or did he freak out, and not stand on the brakes?
If you're going highway speeds, your brakes will heat up very quickly and cause the brake fluid to boil which at that point they fail. It's different when you're standing still and lock the brakes up and hit the gas because there is no friction to heat up the brakes.
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