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Old 07-01-2004, 08:50 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by ChrisV
Reaction time is in the driver, not which type of transmission used. The question was about which CAR can stop quicker, and the truth is that the interface between the tires and the road determines ultimate stopping ability. Your reaction time scenario is so variable that a bad driver in a Porsche 911 could stop slower than a good driver in a Corolla, but that doesn't mean the Corolla itself stops better than the Porsche.

With properly operating brakes, engine braking will never stop faster than applying pressure to the brake pedal. If applying pressure to the brake pedal can lock up the tires (or engage the ABS system in cars so equipped), then no amount of additional braking force (such a engine braking OR additional pedal pressure) will stop a car any shorter.

your doing it again your bad for my blood presure.

and i still think puting the car in rever will stop the car quicker.
why dont we fit retro rokets and parachute. or just drive it into a wall that will stop a car quicker than any brakes.
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