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Old 11-14-2007
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F-abs/R-abs Questions.

Is there a way to remove JUST the front abs? The rear lockup is a pain as
it always just locks up way befor the front would do to the wieght dist.
i have a 97 2wd 5spd manual 2.3l.I was reading the ABS Disable Thread and i came up with a
mod I THINK would be better for braking performance. But im not sure how to do it or if it's even do-able


But my PLAN is to do that mod from the thread for when im offroading.
but to disable the front abs permanantly to give me the controll i want.
i figure it would give me way better braking to be able to have the front wheels
fully controlled while the rear still dont lock and fishtail while everyday driving.

But than to do the mod from the other thread (Link) with the cutoff switch to completely disable the abs
when im offroading.
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I had a nitrous fed fwd vehicle. At the track I would put smaller diameter drag slicks on the front. The different wheel size really screwed me up with the braking. I pulled the ABS fuse while the tires were on it and all was fine.

Not sure if that helps or not. Sounds like yo want to disable the front only?
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ya. the thread link i inlcuded tells you how to to disable the entire abs system by removing the fuse. or adding a rely/switch system to disable it optionally.

What im trying to figure out is if its possible to disable JUST the front. cause if youve tried disabling the rear youll know that the rear is a helluva lot lighter than the front and it shows when braking.
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You cannot disable the front only. If one sensor loses communication with the PCM then the whole ABS system shuts down.
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ok. thats electronicly. is there anyway to bypass the actuall unit? with the brake line itself?

i obviously have no clue what im saying but im saying it anyways lol.
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you can convert it to RWABS only......my '97 only has rear ABS.....i think you might be able to do it by finding a truck JUST like yours in a yard with only rear ABS and swapping out PCM's....
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How is having the front wheels locked up giving you more control?
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Old 11-17-2007
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How is having the front wheels locked up giving you more control?

ABS doesnt just prevent the tires from locking, its kinda like trying to squeez your palms togather while rubber bands are pulling them apart.

It wont even slow down my front end let alone lock up. basicly the effect abs has when your in mud or rain and it feels like no matter how hard you press on the brake it feels like theres no brake at all. F-abs=Gay. and i dont neccesarily want my fronts to lock up. i just want the amound of braking to be up to ME not some system that cant tell jack crap but speed and traction. and NONE of the variables like mud or sand.

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you can convert it to RWABS only......my '97 only has rear ABS.....i think you might be able to do it by finding a truck JUST like yours in a yard with only rear ABS and swapping out PCM's....
actually a good idea.
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i have rabs on my truck and it can get scary in the rain when the fronts lock up
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i have rabs on my truck and it can get scary in the rain when the fronts lock up
ok well ive pretty much given up on RABS only. but the No abs switch mod has made me happy. best wiring job ive ever done. safe too. flip a switch WHILE DRIVING. abs off. switch back on. light goes out in 2 seconds. abs ON :) im happy.


On a side note Nbro. I like your GIF pic. looks like an area i hit last year when it snowed here in so cal. was sweet. come around a turn theres a jump and it lands straight into a big puddle lol. had my wife scrambling for the window *** :P
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