ABS - manual on/off options?

Submitted: Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 12:25
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Was talking to a mate the other day about a jackaroo with ABS.
He asked if you can disengage or turn it off. Reason being that when driving
on our pea gravel here in Perth, and you need to stop suddenly for skippy,
you'd just keep skidding with ABS.

Are there any options to setting something like a manual on/off for the ABS system?

cheers
wol
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Reply By: bob - Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 12:58

Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 12:58
Dogart,
Word of warning. Disabling ABS may be illegal and would surly void any insurrence policy.
Now thats out of the way you could try pulling the fuse out for the ABS. If this results in the desired effect a switch wired into that circuit might be suitable.

Regards
Bob A
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Reply By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 13:08

Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 13:08
Just pull the fuse if you crash replace fuse before insurance company see's itRegards Bob
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Reply By: Mickl - Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 14:52

Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 14:52
I don't know what sort of technology is on a Jackaroo but be carefull if just cutting power to the ABS (BTW this is a common why to do it in rally/ off road racing), make sure that by killing the ABS you are not effecting other things like traction control, electric assist braking etc.....
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Reply By: dogart - Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 17:30

Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 at 17:30
Hi all,

just found post 775 from Rob at Cairns Offroad Training & Tours.

This pretty well sums it up.
Worth a read if you haven't done so.

"Slow down and learn to use what you have under your foot!"

cheers
wolf
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 10:25

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 10:25
Mate Don't mess with the abs circuit, it makes the vehicle unroadworthy and therefore voids all insurance cover.. plus it will trigger fault codes with the bcm as the vehicle self checks the abs / airbag circuits everytime you start the car.Life is short- but there's always time for a yarda.
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