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Old 12-07-2007, 11:29 AM   #11
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It may not need it, but I'm going to reinforce the proportioning valve thing. If you brake in a turn in the winter, your rear will lock up and swing around.

I hope anyone that tries this:

1. Has good luck.
2. Never drives in snow and ice (or heavy rain).
3. Has good insurance.
4. Doesn't really like their car.

NEVER remove a proportioning valve. Particularly on a car with front disc and rear drum. VERY dangerous.
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I just drove on snow and ice. I really didn't see a difference in sliding. My ABS and traction has been disabled since I got the car, but back when I had the valves installed it still slid across the ice no matter how I stop. So regarless if I have the valves or not I still brake soft on slippery roads. When I do get a $100 to blow on those valves, I'll replace them. Right now money is tight when you're fueling a v12, 2 v6'*, bills debt, school loans, etc, etc, etc. :(
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Why not use the old valves that you took off of the car??
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They were so rusty they looked like corn flakes. I couldn't tell if there were leaks coming from the end area of the valve. I'm going to check both of them out when I get into a garage or when the ice and snow dries up.
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