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Old 07-11-2013, 12:42 PM   #31
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I use cruise control pretty often when on the open road. If I get into some steep hills I take it off so I can control shifting better. I've got a case of the lead foot too and CC is a good remedy for that. Always use tow/haul mode.
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:43 PM   #32
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People who think they are right all the time are very annoying to those of us who are
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:44 PM   #33
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Pretty much.
As soon as he figures out I'm always right all will be well.
SabreDoc, I have an 05 Silverado and it is not equipped with the StabiliTrak® feature, so who was right?
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:45 PM   #34
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I know that's right.
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SabreDoc, I have an 05 Silverado and it is not equipped with the StabiliTrak® feature, so who was right?
Your cruise will shut off if tire spins.
Trust me I had an 05 .
But won't shut off in a slide.

Which is why I said some models with active suspension.

We can debate this all day and in the end I'm right and your not wrong.
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:49 PM   #37
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Your cruise will shut off if tire spins.
Trust me I had an 05 .
But won't shut off in a slide.

Which is why I said some models with active suspension.
Been there, done that, mine doesn't as I've been in the situation numerous times when it hydroplaned.
I'm outa here.
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Been there, done that, mine doesn't as I've been in the situation numerous times when it hydroplaned.
We'll agree to disagree.

But I'm still right.
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:55 PM   #39
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When you are using the gas pedal (instead of cruise) and take your foot off to hit the brakes, the vehicle immediately starts to slow down during the time it takes to get your foot over onto the brake.

With cruise control, the throttle remains engaged at your chosen speed during the time it takes to get your foot off the floorboard and onto the brake pedal. So you are not yet starting to decelerate during that short time your foot is on the way to the brake.

Probably only a second's worth of difference, but at 60 mph, that second or split-second without deceleration could be the difference in getting stopped in time or not. I'm not saying don't use cruise, but that small lag time is something to think about.

Considering that the vehicle will probably only slow down 1 mph in that second, it looks like you are only talking about a difference in stopping distance of a couple of feet.
The other issue is that having to constantly monitor my speed is tiring, and that would be a much bigger factor in an emergency.
And what happens if the emergency happens while you are looking down at your speedometer?
I'll use my cruise.
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Long ago I had a Ford Escort GT running with the cruise on in heavy rain. Hydroplaned and did a complete 180 and ended up trying to steer backwards on I-75 doing about 60 MPH in downtown rush hour traffic. Ended up intentionally putting it into a wall (the looks in the drivers eyes of the oncomming traffic was a bit unnerving) to keep from making a bad situatin worse. For the longest time after that I would not use cruise in the rain. Tried it again a few months ago in my AWD fusion (which should know if a tire is spinning) and hydroplaned without incident (thanks to AWD) but the cruise never shut off. I'm not using it in the rain anymore...
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