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Sambhu
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Hi marshals ,

How does ABS Switch works if we are offloading in sand , how it is important while offloading.

Samir
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Sambhu;29629 wrote:Hi marshals ,

How does ABS Switch works if we are offloading in sand , how it is important while offloading.

Samir
Anti-lock braking system ?

Why ABS could be bad for you when off-road


ABS was designed to keep wheels from locking up. ABS was designed to make driving safer (in most circumstances).

Locked up wheels can no longer steer the vehicle. For example, you would not be able to steer around an obstacle with locked wheels - with wheels locked you would slide straight into it. So, even though you are able to turn your steering wheel - the vehicle can not follow this command when the weels are not rotating. ABS keeps wheels rotating.

Again, ABS makes driving safer.

Not so on a dirt road!

Sand and gravel under the tires act like tiny ball bearings when you step on the brakes. As a result there will be very little friction/traction between tires and ground.

Therefore all four wheels want to lock up immediately.

ABS would keep them from doing so.

So you keep rolling and rolling, and rolling, and rolling. You might be rolling for too long and your stopping distance is going to be that of a container ship. Too long to be safe. You might even drive off a cliff.


Here is what you get with ABS off: When you hit the brake good and hard the wheels will lock up - the tires will immediately begin to dig in pushing against sand and gravel - this builds little berms in front of each tire, which very effectively slows down the vehicle. As you see, on dirt locking wheels can be good for you! Picture a cartoon horse stemming all 4 into the dirt after a fast run.
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Sambhu;29629 wrote:Hi marshals ,

How does ABS Switch works if we are offloading in sand , how it is important while offloading.

Samir
Read more here - http://www.almost4x4.com/vb/showthread.php?2035-ABS
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