If you had a pair of scales under the front wheels and jacked up the rear to the same point of heavy braking, it wouldn't surprise me to see 8k. I've noticed how low the front end gets whenever a wrecker truck picks up a car from the back.....It could be that a 4,000 pound car doubles the weight on the tire patches when panic stopped at 20mph
I agree - but lots of things in this world are great ideas to be chosen to do...It would be nice if a guy could utilize that machine to test his machine anonymously so he could go home and fix it. An issue that doesn't reveal itself at lower speeds becomes potentially deadly at higher speeds. Knowing our car needs attention might save us from destroying it on a deer that jumps out on the highway.
My thought exactly...I'm going to DMV tomorrow and ask for a supervisor to explain to me what the report means and therefore what I need to do to get that brake correct. If they can't tell me, I'm going to ask that they simply pass the car, as everything else passed.I wonder how often it needs to be calibrated and if the state actually has it done?
They aren't going to do that as it would make them responsible for anyone hurt by your car that appears to be malfunctioning.My thought exactly...I'm going to DMV tomorrow and ask for a supervisor to explain to me what the report means and therefore what I need to do to get that brake correct. If they can't tell me, I'm going to ask that they simply pass the car, as everything else passed.
Back in 64 Dover De. was not over populated when I had to do that test. Today when I pass through there I don't recognize Dover at all. Coming from NYC it was the boondocks to me back then. There was no toll road and we had to drive up Rte. 13 to get to NJ Turnpike and cross the De. Memorial bridge. Back then Rte.13 was backed up for miles on a Friday night to cross that Bridge. That's why they built the second span while I was stationed there.Comes along with the privilege of living in highly populated areas.
How did I even type that with a straight face lol?
Specifically?Hi all…just to lose the loop on the thread, I stopped by DMV and asked to talk to an inspection supervisor. I’m glad I did. I was totally misinterpreting the graph and now understand what I need to do to get the brakes in order to pass.
Thanks for all the input!!!