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zakthor zakthor is offline
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Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: beaux arts, wa
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Plusses:

- You probably have stickier tires tires than most cars and trucks on the road (and certainly compard to when your car was built)

- the 911 has excellent weight distribution for braking- engine weight in the rear gives rear tires additional traction compared to front engined cars that immediately overweight the front tires.

Minuses

- No abs means you need to learn to keep all the wheels from locking - especially difficult in the rain or when also turning.

-old brake system may not modulate well

Forget the magazine reviews, they're old and invalid because the tires have changed hugely. Practice your emergency braking and you'll have a healthy respect for the distances that may be required. This is covered in driver skills classes.

917 based brakes resists brake fade for repeated stops so not really relevant to "best stopping distance". Every car can emergency brake once.
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