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If the newer Ford is not stopping as quickly as the Mazda did, I recommend you get it checked. The ABS on newer cars might be smoother so you're not noticing it, but stopping distance should be at least on par with the older car.


Even high performance cars can't stop on a penny - the brakes have to do work and turn the kinetic energy in to heat. There will be a maximum rate at which this work can be done - if you fitted bigger, more powerful brakes then these in turn, would put a greater load on the tyres and demand more from the suspension too (the suspension has to put weight on ...

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