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Hello all,

I have searched the old bulliten board and this new board and found nothing about what people have done about their ABS sensors when doing a SAS. I have seen a few folks that have just removed them, but have not stated what this does for their computer. I have a '99 4Runner Limited that does have ABS, and I looking at doing a Coil over SAS. My delimina is what to do about the ABS, in a logical fashion. I know, most people would say, don't worry about them, but I'm looking for a more logical solution that would satisfy the onboard computer as well.

Any thoughts...... :)
 

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In my case, my truck had ABS before I did the swap and now it doesn't. It doesn't really mess with the computer, it just realizes that all the front suspension is gone and the ABS light inside turns on. I pulled the bulb for the light and cut all the wires off the rear axle, I have yet to remove all the ABS lines inside the engine compartment just because it would be a pain in the ass.
 

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I had my brake system re-plumbed. I should sell my ABS box... I have a permanent ABS light on, but no difference in braking or performance or anything.
 

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Oppositeboy said:
I had my brake system re-plumbed. I should sell my ABS box... I have a permanent ABS light on, but no difference in braking or performance or anything.
I may indeed go this route. I was hopeing to not have the ABS light on, but it may be. I have heard about sticking a Land Cruiser axle in, a marlin crawl box, moving the front output shaft to the other side, and then you can keep the ABS. But, seems like a lot of work to keep the ABS. When I engage my Factory Locker, the ABS light comes on (turning off the ABS). Still thinking.....

Thanks for the reply.
 

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Other people put a piece of black electrical tape on the plastic part so the light doesn't show. I personally don't like ABS off road.

Also, good luck finding a place to re-plumb the system. Doing it yourself won't be too bad, just time consuming.
 

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Other people put a piece of black electrical tape on the plastic part so the light doesn't show. I personally don't like ABS off road. QUOTE]

You mean, they put Black Electrical tape on the console, covering the ABS light?

Indeed, ABS off-road is no fun. On my '99 Limited, when I turn on the rear locker, the ABS is automatically turned off (the light comes on), and when the rear locker is disengaged, it goes back into active status.

I was just hoping to find something; such as jumping a couple of wires, shorting a connection, making a connection, so the light would't be on all the time, or instead of pulling the bulb.
 

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Yeah, I understand. I think about something simple like that, but I don't remember reading anything like that. I wonder if Chuck has any ideas...

As far as I can tell (haven't seen it in person), they put the tape on the back of the black plactic, but I could be mistaken.
 

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Hunt4Steve said:
Hello all,

I have searched the old bulliten board and this new board and found nothing about what people have done about their ABS sensors when doing a SAS. I have seen a few folks that have just removed them, but have not stated what this does for their computer. I have a '99 4Runner Limited that does have ABS, and I looking at doing a Coil over SAS. My delimina is what to do about the ABS, in a logical fashion. I know, most people would say, don't worry about them, but I'm looking for a more logical solution that would satisfy the onboard computer as well.

Any thoughts...... :)
I have a 3rd gen 4Runner and 4" rise coil-overs and my abs works just fine.
The light comes on now and then when I go around a corner at full tilt (meaning there's usually a wheel off or almost off the ground), but the light goes out after 15 or so minutes of driving normally.
 

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generalee7 said:
In my case, my truck had ABS before I did the swap and now it doesn't. It doesn't really mess with the computer, it just realizes that all the front suspension is gone and the ABS light inside turns on. I pulled the bulb for the light and cut all the wires off the rear axle, I have yet to remove all the ABS lines inside the engine compartment just because it would be a pain in the ass.
It is not really a pain at all. Shane and I did his truck, we removed the ABS module and all the lines, ran one line down to a T on top of the axle and then lines from it to the brakes, so he only has one line that moves with the axle away or closer to the truck instead of one on each side like me. Also by him doing that it opened up a nice spot where he put his remote res, for his PSC kits res. I had no abs and mine is there also.

Here is where the ABS would have been on mine and was on Shane's.....

Braket made fits right exactly where abs mod was.....
 

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That is AWESOME Kirk! I guess I have something else to work on in my spare time now :)
 

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Ive done a few swaps where the vehicle had ABS. Once the ABS system detects a problem (no abs sensors), the the ABS system is disables and your brakes will work like a vehicle without ABS.

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can the ABS ESC be removed from the passenger kick panel?
 

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There are a couple of way to overcome this problem.

One would be to just ignore the light on the dash which is what I do at the moment and your vehicle acts as if it never had abs.

Or two, Spend the money to get an axle that has the proper equipment that will allow you to run your abs even with your swap. This is what I'm working on right now with my axle supplier. It's not cheap and don't really know if it's entirely worth it but then again, I'll have a SASED truck with abs when it's all done.
 
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