What is it when your brakes make a popping sound when you are stopping?
Various possibilities, may be a loose caliper or pad. Maybe in the suspension. Ball joints, Radius arm bushings, control arm bushings. This may not be your brakes, if it is a front wheel drive car, your driveshafts may need to be replaced.
My 1999 Contour makes a Popping sound and pulls hard to the left when you apply the brakes or make a left turn would that be the half shaft?
Your truck makes a hissing sound when your brakes are engaged and your brake peddle travels all the way to the floor before stopping the truck also stalls when brakes are engages?
Its most likely your hand brake sticking on slightly, it could be the hand brake cable sticking or the hand brake mechanism its self. I would get them looked at because if it sticks on for longer periods then the brakes will get hot and bind or even seize on and it will ruin the wheel bearing too if it does, as it will damage the grease and will start to whine (more expense) Hope…
It is likely that you crack your joints on a regular basis. The "popping" sound is nitrogen escaping from the sinovial fluid which surrounds the joints. It's not harmful, yet it is an unpleasant habit. Try to stop cracking, and the popping noise should cease. There is no other treatment, unfortunately.
Braking distance is usually measured by how fast you can stop at 60mph, 60-0, the make of a car is the factor of the stopping distance, each car varies. Your car can have disc brakes or drum brakes or both. Disc brakes are more effective than drum brakes. But braking distance is usually showed by how many feet it takes to stop from 60mph