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Really ? You're joking, right ? If not, try not tailgating. You are in a truck, not a BMW. Trucks do NOT react quickly. Trucks are not cars. A '11 4Rner is NOT a '03 or '05. You are trying to haul near 5,000lbs pounds down to a stop. If you are braking so HARD that you are literally lifting the back end off the ground (which would engage the ABS), THREE times, that usually means you are driving too fast and too close for conditions. If you don't want a TRUCK, get a Highlander or other car based faux station wagon. With a TRUCK, you should have about 4 seconds, minimum, between you and whatever is in front of you. At 40 MPH, that's about 230 feet, about 3/4 of a football field. Bilstein or any other high performance shock will not help if you're on top of the guy in front. To make the car/TRUCK work to it's potential, you have to understand what you're driving and it's limitations. You can't drive a 4Rnr like a Porsche. Slow down and back off. And yes, I've been in the automotive business for almost 40 years, drove race cars, both on and off road for almost 30 of those and instructed drivers in high performance, accident avoidance, security and off road techniques. Drive within the limitations of the vehicle (they're ALL different) and yourself. In the years of instructions I've found drivers usually over estimate their abilities and under estimate the cars' abilities.Report it
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