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post #1 of 4 Old 09-04-2013, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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optimizing off road brakeing

ok i have wheeled for some time and most of my rigs where non abs which is what you want when you are off road. when i was doing 45mph in my jeep and hit the brakes to test how soon it would stop i felt the peddle pulsating and some wheel lock(more than is allowed on street) so it feels like the jeep recognizes dirt but like off road rigs and motor cycles they stop better on dirt with the wheels locked because abs' nature will not allow any lock so in theory i can keep the pedal on the floor and it wont stop by its own means (gravity and friction is what slows me when off gas not my brakes)

so what i figured was maby i can remove the abs' fuse when on dirt and plug it in when on road but i don't want to risk burning an abs module. is there an easy way to do this other than remove a fuse? oddly enough when i sling mud full throttle after doing it so many times the abs light comes on and the abs disables its self but when i turn the car off and on it re-enables itself

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post #2 of 4 Old 09-04-2013, 08:57 PM
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On my 95 I removed the abs relay. Brakes worked much better in all occasions.
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-05-2013, 03:09 PM
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If I'm not mistaken, if you don't exceed 15mph, the ABS never turns on so to speak. I know that a lot of Fords and chevys are this way, never really experimented with a Jeep. Dunno about you, but when I'm offroad, I'm generally just chugging along, unless it's a known trail that's pretty smooth, then I haul a cross between a horse and a donkey......

Retreat? Hell, we just got here......
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post #4 of 4 Old 09-07-2013, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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yah the most i will do on my usual trails is 40 on a perfect day. i just wanted the option of disabling the abs with out damage
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