In this study, the control strategy based on experimental study is established for a variable damper setting with activated anti-lock brake system. For this, anti-lock brake system braking tests have been conducted by using hard, medium-hard and soft dampers on a rough road which has wet and slippery surfaces. In anti-lock brake system tests, brake pressure has been measured. The brake pressure increasing and decreasing rates have been obtained using measured brake pressure. The control strategy has been designed by using threshold values acquired from these test results related to brake pressure. For this, firstly, the brake pressure change thresholds of damper providing the shortest braking distance are determined. Then, the damping capacity stage rules are designed by depending on the brake pressure thresholds corresponding to the road conditions. The control strategy performance has been evaluated during transitions between wet and slippery roads. The results show that this control strategy is effectively applied to passenger cars without any change in electronic control unit configuration of anti-lock brake system. For this control strategy, it is considerably important that the damper setting to provide the shortest braking distance is detected.