This paper describes the initial phase of work carried out as part of an on going study investigating the interaction between the tyre, suspension system and an antilock braking system (ABS). The modelling, analysis simulations and integration of results have been performed using an industry standard Multibody Systems Analysis (MBS) program. A quarter vehicle model has been used together with an individual front suspension system represented by interconnected rigid bodies. The tyre model used can be integrated into vehicle handling simulations but only the theory associated with the generation of longitudinal braking forces is described here. An ABS model based on slip control has been used to formulate the braking forces described in this paper. The simulations, which have been performed braking on wet and dry road surfaces, compare the performance of two different tyres.