- Jun 22, 2009
- Houston, Texas, USA
- 2006 Mazda MX-5, 2007 Suzuki SV650
Hrm? Don't worry about it. The ABS works great. It's a relaxed tune, and that's a good thing. It means you get the maximum braking distance possible. The ABS doesn't interfere with threshold braking, but if you're trying to give some steering input, the ABS makes sure a wheel doesn't lock up, helping avoid nasty understeer . The ABS will try to prevent lockup in the straight, but it's tuned to allow lockup on a straight (and only on a straight) rather than interfering too early and thus creating a longer braking distance.Also the idea that mazdas decide they don't feel like ABS is rather frightening to me. I enjoy my very good working brakes D:
The thing to remember is "lockup isn't horrible." It's "lockup on a curve" that's horrible. The ABS prevents that. I've never locked up a wheel with steering input in my car, no matter how hard I brake. On track, I jab the brakes intentionally to induce drift.