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Old 08-12-2010, 03:59 PM
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Some POS teenager pulled RIGHT out in front of me in my 03 ZR2. I worked the brakes hard, swerved onto the shoulder and kept her on all four wheels. My baby did a GREAT job!!!! Love the Blazer!!
 
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C'mon now, it just ain't fun if you don't get her up on two wheels!

j/k I had to swerve at highway speeds many years ago when my ZR2 was stock to avoid some idiot that slammed on their brakes at the last second to get on the offramp after they had passed it. I was sure I was going to roll it but, same as you, kept all four tires planted. Not sure I want to try something like that again but nice to know these vehicles are fairly stable in avoidance manuevers.
 
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The brakes in the Blazer didn't seem amazing to me at first. The vehicle noise dives easily and it felt like it's brakes were weak but it has pulled through for me in hard braking situations. I'd be more afraid of the back wheels coming off the ground sometimes.
 
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Same here, a while back I was following behind a Honda Civic and he swerved off onto the shoulder really fast. While I was behind him I could see the road in front of him, as I don't have x-ray vision, but after he swerved, what do you think is lying in the middle of the highway? A RIM & TIRE FROM A SEMI! It's a good thing my brakes worked, that could've turned ugly.
 
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Originally Posted by shligger View Post
The brakes in the Blazer didn't seem amazing to me at first. The vehicle noise dives easily and it felt like it's brakes were weak but it has pulled through for me in hard braking situations. I'd be more afraid of the back wheels coming off the ground sometimes.
Yeah they seem weak. Never had to use 'em in an emergency situation though
 
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yup, last summer I started up from a stop sign & 100' or so down the road I see a mini van with the hatch up. See a guy behind it - no big deal as he looked at my truck coming down the road. THEN out the DS sliding door about 15-20' or so infront of me a teenager JUMPS out the door right infront of me. Hit the brakes, turned away & the PS tire on the boulevard. ABS even kicked in on dry pavement. I think I made up about 30 new swear words as he stood frozen in shock still infront of my DS headlight so close that if he took a step forward he could touch it. His father just shook his head lol

Isn't it amazing how when you almost kill someone you immediately want to beat the living chit out of them?!
 
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i always thought the brakes was pretty good on mine.
 
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