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I had a conversation with someone today and couldn't agree on something.

If you were driving a car at high speed in a straight line (say 250kph) and you could turn off the ABS, would you immediately get lock up if you stood on the brakes as hard as you can?

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I had a conversation with someone today and couldn't agree on something.

If you were driving a car at high speed in a straight line (say 250kph) and you could turn off the ABS, would you immediately get lock up if you stood on the brakes as hard as you can?

If your brakes are good and you stand on them, sure. Only reason they wouldnt lock is if you have weak pressure.



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If your brakes are good and you stand on them, sure. Only reason they wouldnt lock is if you have weak pressure.
Agreed

The brakes would lock up assuming the brakes grip well and you plant your foot on it suddenly and very quickly.

Never done this before though, I'm sure google or YouTube has the answer
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I would think the speed of the car would determine whether there would be initial lock up.




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 I can say yes you can definitely as I had a jammed throttle at Phillip Island in a race car a few years ago going over the start finish line.
Once I hit the brakes both front wheel locked up instantly as I was trying to kill the engine. (I did have an enormous amount of life preserving force on the brake pedal as well lol).
Once the smoke had cleared, and the heart rate had settled a bit in the pits about an hour later, I checked the data logger and when I cut the engine I was doing exactly 250kmphr.



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I had a conversation with someone today and couldn't agree on something.

If you were driving a car at high speed in a straight line (say 250kph) and you could turn off the ABS, would you immediately get lock up if you stood on the brakes as hard as you can?

You mis heard the parameters.

He said "if YOU jumped out in front of me at 250km/h, would there be any lock up?"

Clearly, the answer is obvious.



Offline dkabab

You mis heard the parameters.

He said "if YOU jumped out in front of me at 250km/h, would there be any lock up?"

Clearly, the answer is obvious.

yes.... for 25 to life



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