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I was idling along looking at a house for sale the other day and decided to come to a stop while going downhill. With the pedal all the way down the X still moved forward a good 5 feet making all kinds of noise up underneath that sounded like it was sliding on gravel, but there's no freakin way at the speed i was moving. Do the brakes suck and not grip when there's some force being put on them? The one time i've had to slam on the brakes the ABS would kick in but it would slide and do this gravel crunching noise for a lot longer than necessary. Any ideas?
 

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If you were on a slippery surface and a wheel breaks traction, the ABS will kick in. When the ABS is active, it will make a loud mechanical noise. The first time I heard it on mine, I thought I had run over something and it was dragging.

The brakes on these take a little getting used to. They are a little spongy but work well. I have pulled a loaded trailer or a boat and the brakes work fine.
 

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They'll do it even if you're not on a slippery surface. The abs kick in way before your tires would normally skid.

It's nothing to be worried about.

As far as stoping distance goes, remember you're driving a hefty SUV...
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no problem with the brakes, but I am out of adjustment on my E-brake and that thing doesn't hold on a flat surface.
 

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kokopop said:
no problem with the brakes, but I am out of adjustment on my E-brake and that thing doesn't hold on a flat surface.
Mines like that now. Before it gets too cold I need to fix it. I think it comes from the girlfriend driving with the E-brake on.:)
 

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Muzikman said:
kokopop said:
no problem with the brakes, but I am out of adjustment on my E-brake and that thing doesn't hold on a flat surface.
Mines like that now. Before it gets too cold I need to fix it. I think it comes from the girlfriend driving with the E-brake on.:)
It drives me freakin' nuts.
 

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kokopop said:
Mines like that now. Before it gets too cold I need to fix it. I think it comes from the girlfriend driving with the E-brake on.:)
It drives me freakin' nuts.[/quote]


Your girlfriend, or her driving with the brake on???

When the Army first deployed the HMMWVs the parking brake would stick and the calipers were harder than the disk so as you drove off the disk would heat up and melt/catch fire. Exciting when it melted a hole in the fuel tank, and a cool sight through night vision goggles...
 

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my e-brake light doesnt turn off now. i think i have to adjust it somehow?
 

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Thanks for the responses...glad this is normal. I guess i've been driving cars with 13" high-performance brakes too long and not used to a heavy SUV with smaller brakes just yet.
 
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