Remember the days when you hit the brakes and your car or truck would squeal to a halt because the tires would lock up and the vehicle would slid to a stop. I kinda miss those days. If you could get the tires to lock up on dry pavement then you knew your brakes were good. My current truck (and my last) have anti lock brakes. what i use now is a 2000 toyota tundra. I never remember the brakes locking up on dry pavement. I don't think the anti lock feature even kicks in on dry pavement. I'm just not sure if they have on this or my Dodge before. Both trucks activated the anti lock on wet pavement. I just changed my rotors and pads. cheap aftermarket stuff. the truck definitely stops better and seems to stop pretty quick but should I be able to get the anti lock system to activate on dry pavement? It will stop and on a really hard test stop I got out and looked at the front of the truck and they heated up enough to smoke but I could not get it to lock up (or anti lock.) any thoughts? In case it matters my rear brakes are toast right now.