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Re: No ABS?
>> Is it possible to disconnect the front ABS sensors so they are
>> non-functional leaving the car with ABS for the rear tires only? I do
>> not like the ABS in my car and I haven't driven with it for a long time.
>> However I have noticed that occasionally a back tire will lock and I
>> would prefer to not flat spot my tires.
Brendan, What you want to do, can't be done..... Disconnect one sensor
and the ABS shut's down. What your trying to do any way is bypass the
Hydraulic Modulator output to the front brakes.... Small problem is you
can't bypass that pump with out complete removal of it........ If you
really hate the ABS first Learn to stop the car (Why are you into the abs
anyway?) then disable the complete ABS system by removing the fuse, ABS
Control relay or just disconnect a sensor. But unless you have a VERY
educated brake foot, Do yourself a favor and leave it alone......
Then Al Powell said:
>Hi, Brendan. This question is interesting. Would you mind
>explaining why you don't like the ABS? I'm sure you are aware that
>although it is not intended to stop you shorter than standard brakes
>(as many people seem to think) but it does provide increased ease of
>control - and often does stop shorter because of that control.
>Its primary advantages (in my understanding) are:
>1) To prevent the front wheels from locking up under heavy braking;
>one "Big-T Truch" is: when the front tires lock up, you CAN NOT steer.
>Therefore, ABS offers you as a drive the chance to dynamite the
>brakes for maximum stopping ability while retaining full steering
>control. This is truly a valuable circumstance!
I would'nt say that you have Control with the steering when you gernade
the Brakes, I'd say that unless your VERY Careful with the steering your
looking at a MAJOR spin... Remeber ABS just like the Quattro System
cannont transmute physics. Stand on the brakes, transfer weight to the
front, reduce availble traction to on the rear, yank the steering wheel
and you've just asked the car to spin.
- Re: No ABS?
- From: Brendan Rudack <rudack@ucsub.Colorado.EDU>