Cadillac DTS Forum - 2006 through 2012 Discussion, Want to improve braking distance in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Hey y'all,
I'd like to hear some real-world experience on how to come to a stop in a shorter distance. ...
I'd like to hear some real-world experience on how to come to a stop in a shorter distance. I realize that it takes a while to bring 4000 lbs to a halt from speed but having driven the bride's SLK for a while I really notice how much distance is needed to stop a DTS. One day, that may bite me in the derriere...
So if any of you have addressed this issue, I'd love to hear about it.
Automobile(s): 2002.5 F55 STS/65500mi, 2004 Ford F150 SuperCab4x4
MD Eastern Shore - Kent Island
Re: Want to improve braking distance
Stick the brake pedal through the firewall: engage ABS. That is the fastest that the car will stop on that road at that temperature with those tires and brakes from that speed.
If you want more "brake" under non-ABS conditions, study the pages and links in the site for EBC Brakes - Automotive, U.S. Ultimax Black Dash rotors and Redstuff (just about dust-free after breakin) ceramic pads.