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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-21-2001, 02:27 AM
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straight axle ABS question

Ive got a 95 1/2 ton gmc thats getting a straight axle in about a week. I was wondering about the ABS sensors and what will happen if they are just not used. I'm guessing that I will just not have ABS but any info or experience with this would be helpful.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-21-2001, 01:57 PM
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Re: straight axle ABS question

You will lose your front wheel sensors for sure. I suspect the ABS unit will just cease to function - so you just have plain old brakes again.

If you still want ABS of some kind, downgrade your truck to the RWAL (Rear Wheel Anti Lock) used up to 94. Then at least you have ABS on the rear wheels.


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Re: straight axle ABS question

Anytime your ABS light is triggered, all ABS fuctions cease as was stated before ABS sucks for off road anyways, especially at the dunes!

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-21-2001, 10:52 PM
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Re: straight axle ABS question

more info on this swap!! are you doing yourself?? using ORU kit or other brackets?? axles, tires, tcase, etc...

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Re: straight axle ABS question

I will be doing most of the work myself and with some freinds. Using a high pinion dana 60 with oru knuckle in the front. 14 bolt ff from a van in the rear. both completely rebuilt with 4.88's. keeping the stock t-case. 38.5x16 tsl's on 16.5x12 eagle 589's. custom brackets from a local shop. 8" skyjacker springs in the front and 6" skyjacker springs in the rear with a 4" shackle flip.

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That's gonna be a badass truck[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] Post some pics. And ABS "DOES" suck in the dirt.

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holy crap! i want pics and details when youre done!! also, how much did you pay the local shop for the brackets? thanks man

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Re: straight axle ABS question

the shop is going to build the brackets and weld them as well as build me a new rear crossmember for around 800.Ive heard that they will be selling their brackets as kits pretty soon for around 500. It's still kind of expensive but its a shop I like to deal with and they do good work. I'll be sure to take lot's of pictures with my digital camera and post them. should be finished in about 2 weeks so i will post them soon.

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