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Old 10-02-2012, 11:25 PM   #1
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I bought a 2006 GP and was wondering about the ABS. The manual said to turn on the ignition and a ABS light will com on in the dash.
If It has ABS.
My question Is why wasn't this standard equipment by 2006?
My 1994 Bonneville has ABS and traction control.
I also thought that all cars had ABS by 2006 because it was such a safety feature.
So please get me up to speed in the Automotive world.
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There are one of two ways to tell if your car has ABS.
1. Look for a wire going to each wheel hub.
2. Look at the RPO sticker on the spare wheel cover. Post every single RPO number listed here and I can tell you if your car came with ABS.
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not every car comes with abs because some people dont care for it. it was an optionon my old 03 monte ls, that i didnt want because i figured just something else to go and alot of times the brake rotors and stuff you have to replace are cheaper
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There are one of two ways to tell if your car has ABS.
1. Look for a wire going to each wheel hub.
2. Look at the RPO sticker on the spare wheel cover. Post every single RPO number listed here and I can tell you if your car came with ABS.

3. Stop fast on a slippery surface.
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^^That'* another way
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yeah,
I just thought it became another government safety mandate like air bags etc. I had allot of problems with it when I first used it because I was use to pumping my brakes in a sliding condition....It was the way I was taught up north here is the snow and ice.
Anyhow I guess It is only an option and that is fine.
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i live less than an hour from buffalo, it snows here in feet. Ive been in it for a long time and have had both non and with abs and in my opinion the right set of tires is way more important than abs. i get bfg traction t/a'* for my dd and my wifes and we have never had a problem. the only time i use my yukon is when the snow on the road is more than 6inches, i still have to go to work even when they shut down traffic.
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I agree with you. I grew up driving rear wheel drive cars in allot of snow and ice. Talk about no traction. I remember sitting at a stop light and letting up on the brakes a little and my back tire would start to turn from an idle and my front brakes would hold the car ...yeah the tires weren't too good. Why I asked Is my daughter... a new driver ...will be driving the GP. And I thought I wouldn't have to teach her the pump method. But I am glad I will because It is a good thing to know. Once you lock up those brakes you loss traction and steering as You know. I will take her out to a parking lot or a county road and show her once a good snow storm comes.
I was talking to guy at a local health club last winter and he grew up in Buffalo. He had some wild stories about how much snow you guys get.
And here comes another winter.......
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ive had quite a few w-bodies for dd'*, it should be good for her. and should something happen there is more substantial metal between her and the other car or tree
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