Reply to "Pantera Brake Improvements"

Mike, the rear wheel lock-up that was experienced by one of the '70's test cars likely had more to do with the Pantera's suspension design, spring rates and shock valving than brake bias. Since the Pantera's front suspension has no "anti-dive" designed into it, with the original soft springs and shocks, in an all out panic stop, the nose of the car drops and the back end rises, causing significant weight transfer onto the front end. This weight transfer increases the load on the front tires but also lowers traction at the rear end.

This is another reason why the arguements for and against removing the factory pressure reducing valve aren't as simple as merely altering brake bias.
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