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ABS Delete? Whats needed?

I am wanting to delete the abs on my truck. My brother is doing it to his Z28 and I was wondering what all is needed.

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That is retarted, no offense but i dont have it in the fox u will regret it. I slide when it rains every time. Scary as crap
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That dosent make any sense to me. I dont know why anyone would want to get rid of ABS.
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I have owned many vehicles without abs and they seem better. My truck slides really bad in the rain because the ABS NEVER works. Almost made me wreck a couple times.
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Interested to see why...
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I am tired of dumping money into the abs system for it to never work.
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I have owned many vehicles without abs and they seem better. My truck slides really bad in the rain because the ABS NEVER works. Almost made me wreck a couple times.
Then why not just pump your brakes with ABS still in?
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HMMM. Well its just my opinion i dont feel safe driving my stang in the rain. Only because of sliding I almost hit someone the other day because they locked up
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My brakes dont work right till the abs light comes on and I have taken it to 3 shops and they cant figure out what is wrong their machine does not say anything is wrong. I almost wrecked my truck a couple weeks ago because of it.
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Trust me when it worked right it was all good but its just not safe anymore and its getting old.
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Well since you are set on it...a bunch of Mustang guys do it to loose weight.

All you do is remove the wheel sensors and re-do the lines/bypass the valve for the ABS. Just google 'mustang abs removal' and that should help.
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you could just unplug the HCU if you dont want to run all new lines or unplug a wheel speed sensor. if the light is on it will not function. that way it is reversible
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my truck didn't have it.....and honestly i bet if i had it the night of my crash, i would have been able to stop in time
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^^^ SEEE
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can't you jsut take out fuse 14 to stop ABS.

Did you do any work ont he brakes that made ABS stop working?
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can't you jsut take out fuse 14 to stop ABS.

Did you do any work ont he brakes that made ABS stop working?
yes take the fuse out, i did that for the longest time.

otherwise you need to learn how to bend brake lines and flare them too. its not hard to do.
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You can either take the fuse out or remove the entire system like I did.
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try the fuse 1st... I noticed my 07 sucks at stopping compared to my old 93 with no ABS... In the rain the 07 is much better though :-)
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Well I am going to try a few things before I do anything. But I might just pull the fuse and see how that is.

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Pulling the fuse is just a band aid fix...You can do that for a while, but in the end you need to pull the system.
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Every man for himself, but I know the electronic crap saved my life and others some other idots atleast once in Denver, going down the highway at 85mph, 3 lanes of traffic coming over a hill cars parked in the center lane(ran over a dog). Cars right beside me was coming in my lane so I hit the ditch and just stood on the brakes, came within probably 20 feet from hitting the people in the middle lane. I know if there was no antilock brakes I would of been rolling down the ditch for sure...
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Well I don't think he needs to pull the system. Its not like it is detrimental to the truck or causing other long term problems. With the fuse pulled, the ABS is dead and thats it. There is no reason to pull the components out unless you feel you need a new challenge.

As far as it being a good idea, no it clearly is not. A functioning ABS system for on-road use is far superior to no ABS. However if the dang thing doesn't work anyway, then you aren't really changing much.

For people who make comparisons, also keep in mind the tires you have on your truck will make a vast difference in braking performance.
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Just SAS it, thats how i disabled mine

and I'm going with the Fuse option.. much easier and it accomplishes the same thing as redoing all the wiring and ABS module pump thingy
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After I get another car I am going to do a SAS. I am thinking about getting a Honda!!! YEA *****S!!!!
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I'm considering a honda for now.. I have until December when my inspection expires to worry about how I'm getting the ranger to the trail lol
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