petawawarace Posted September 22, 2021 Report Share Posted September 22, 2021 I’m on the fence about this and thought some opinions (especially with FWD experience) may help. Our car has power brakes, abs and electric power steering. The wiring on the car is pretty terrible and complicated. There’s and ECU, ABS module and a BCM all communicating via Can-bus. I really want to simplify things to avoid issues and clean up the engine bay. I can easily get/make a standalone harness for the engine that would greatly reduce the mess. I can also convert the power steering to a standalone setup very easily. I can’t do that with ABS. I would also like to get rid of some weight. The brake booster, abs pump, factory pedal assembly etc is all very heavy. Ideally I would convert to a set of hanging pedals with a good balance bar and get rid of the booster and abs. But I’m concerned that our braking may be hurt. How do you guys find manual brakes? Hard on the leg after 2hrs? Other than in the rain, is there much advantage to a street based ABS? Ours works pretty well and is fairly modern (2007) but I feel we could get by fine without it? Thoughts? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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