when i had my super 35 kit installed, the shop skipped over swapping the abs tone rings. i noticed that immediately because my abs light was on when i got in my jeep. i asked what the deal was and he said getting the old tone rigs off my original axles is next to impossible because they tend to crack when trying to be removed. he said he could try to remove them, but if they break he will have to get some new ones from the dealer on my account. is it me or does it seem like he's trying to squeeze some money out of me? i thought those tone rings were steel, so if they put the torch ot it before popping them off shouldn't they come off pretty easy? has anyone priced these rings before new?
-95' grand cherokee w/ 5.2. ARB & xd9000. IRO 4.5" w/ 33's. 8.8 & HP 30 w/ 4.10's both aussie locked and some other goodies.
-97' grand cherokee w/ 4.0. stock.
the shop people are just lazy bastids then.....i have never had 1 crack on me on the 11x billion sets we have swapped out for folks....it seems when TJ guys get spares they usually get non ABS ones from a cherokee ,etc, all i have ever had to do was heat the ring with a propane torch, then tap it off a little with a hammer an it will fall right off, heat it a little more and tap it onto the new shaft
93 ZJ, 4.0, np242, 4 in F>R , 33's, Arb Bumper, Warn XD 9000, Home depot Rack, lightfoce 170's and some blingy shny 5 star rims,8.8 lsd, d30 /ox locker, JCR Rock Rails
74 CJ5- total restoration from ground up, 3 spd, 304 V8, 32's
I broke mine in half attempting to pull it off when I broke the shaft awhile back. Of course we didn't have a shop and nice tools. We were in a creek bed. Instead of ordering a new tone ring, I disabled the ABS. No problems or worries since.
My braking distances have shortened as well.
1985 1 ton K-5, Detroit diesel, 36" tires (going bigger when money permits), 4-speed manual swap, Rockwell T-case, Hybrid lift, 12.5K winch.