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Old 07-10-2005
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Gawd...common sense people!

Screw the technical ****! If the hat is too big for you're head, it still fits!

Larger tires will ONLY make the speedometer off. Granted, there may be more rolling weight, also the larger diameter of the tire will cause the truck to perform at a slower rate of acceleration AND increase stopping distances similarly -- but by NO means will it keep you're ABS from activating.

That would be a lawsuit in the making.
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Thanks Swoop, but sometimes to get your point across you have to get technical...
Especially when you are dealin with people who think they know everything...
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Thanks Swoop, but sometimes to get your point across you have to get technical...
Especially when you are dealin with people who think they know everything...
I don't know nothing, I didn't see nothing, I heard something, but I think I farted...maybe. Hmm. Wow, now that I think of it...what WAS that sensation I felt?
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I don't know nothing, I didn't see nothing, I heard something, but I think I farted...maybe. Hmm. Wow, now that I think of it...what WAS that sensation I felt?

Sharting.
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here it is in a nutshell.

bigger tires cause ur speedo to be off as we already know. it will also make ur brakes less efficent. and it will not make ur ABS goofy.

ok lock it up, were done.
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Old 07-11-2005
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I have this problem with my truck...

Every so often my ABS light will come on wile mostly turning a sharp corner & stay on until I shut my truck off, if that light does not come on then under 10 MPH the ABS will "kick in" & start kind of pushing my foot off the brake pedal. This happens EVERY time unless that ABS light is on...

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if you run larger tires the sensors will read like the stock tires are still on it..
but the speed will actually be wrong! like your speedo will
Exactly... heres the problem (my ABS works, but not as well as it should, with 31.6" tires:) with bigger tires, the vehicle is actually moving faster (further per revolution) than the wheel sensors indicate (the sensors actually read the rotation of the brake, so going to a larger WHEEL doesn't change their ability to read the rotation,) and the ABS uses a sensetive computer that bases its operation on how fast the vehicle is going. The reality of the situation is that the truck ALWAYS things its going slower than it actually is, so the ABS applications are NOT optimal. The usability of my ABS is severely diminished with the larger tires, however I've only experience wheel-lockup under situations where I would lockup the wheels without ABS, so thats hardly a safety problem, just the absense of an optional safety system. I feel (entirely subjectively) that my poorly operating ABS is better than none (i.e. pulling the fust or otherwise disabling the system.) At the very least my ABS is effective enough to keep my pointed straight in low-traction (wet) situations where otherwise the front and rear of the vehicle might try to exchange positions during a panic stop.
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^^ That just about sums it all up!
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im SOOO confused

w/e im planning on getting 33's sometime soon.
When i have problems ill let you guys no...lol
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Why does the ABS light get kicked when I go offroading? It's just a temporary thing, lasts maybe 15 mins.. is it b/c the back wheels are going way faster than the fronts and abs thinks they should rotate the same? or maybe just being caked in mud? I just don't wanna screw it up, but it happens pretty much every wheeling trip I go on.. I've taken out the front sensors and they look fine.
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Why does the ABS light get kicked when I go offroading? It's just a temporary thing, lasts maybe 15 mins.. is it b/c the back wheels are going way faster than the fronts and abs thinks they should rotate the same? or maybe just being caked in mud? I just don't wanna screw it up, but it happens pretty much every wheeling trip I go on.. I've taken out the front sensors and they look fine.

Its probably lighting up because the ABS is trying like hell to compensate for you sliding to a stop on dirt and rocks. I believe John Griggs or Bob Rwensing came up with a nice relay setup to disable the ABS and have it come back one next time you start the truck. Do a search on it.
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just pull the fuse...
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