i'd argue this point further, but then again you signature says it all, so i guess this is a moot point.
I'll laugh at that 'cause it's funny:lol:
But seriously, I know that ABS is not perfect, and does not make you invincable, but it does modulate the brakes faster than any human can possibly manage, and except in certain cases (ie deep snow or gravel) will stop the car faster than sliding tires. Even Subaru's less than smooth system will.
In addition to being a professional mechanic and having driven more cars that I could possibly ever remember, I also have considerable racing experience, and realize that ABS isn't very good on the race track.
I know that a good driver practicing threshold braking can outbrake ABS, but this requires concentration. (and lots of practice, which isn't a good idea on the street) My problem with this mod is that too many people will leave the ABS turned off during normal street driving, and when the unforseen happens, they won't have the time or concentration to brake effectively, and will just stab the brakes to the floor, it's Human nature. Then if/when the wheels lock, they are going to be more likely to hit whatever obstacle they are suddenly presented with, ie, a 3 year old chasing a ball, the nieghbor's German Shepard, etc, because the won't stop as fast, and have lost steering control. If they are unlucky enough to have this happen in a curve or turn, they now much more likely to spin out of control.
Believe it or not, lots of people smarter than most of us (smarter than me too) have studied this problem for years, and found out that ABS is the best soulution that's really available, besides actually teaching people how to drive (God forbid we would ever do that
Having driven hundreds of thousands of miles over my driving career, and racing, (sanctioned and illegal) I consider myself to be a much better than average driver, mainly because I know my limitations. Even so, I still want ABS on my side when it comes to normal driving, because accidents do happen (that's why they call them accidents, and not intentionals).
I'll still be the first one to pull the ABS fuse when I get to the track though.