ABS will actually make you a better driver even if you don't have to rely on the system. I hate the feel of the ABS at work so much that I've learned how to slow down earlier and "ride, not slide" in sketchy conditions.dlretz said:2004 Extended Cab Prerunner with 6cyl enginge. Purchased this summer so this is my first winter with this one and anti-lock brakes. My 1999 model I traded didn't have anti-lock brakes. Anyway, first snow, slush and ice this morning on drive to work and the anti-lock brakes appeared to grab, pulse, and make strange sounds?