Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 17:43:47 +0100
Reply-To: Raimund Feussner <ray@V6BUS.DE>
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From: Raimund Feussner <ray@V6BUS.DE>
Subject: Re: Vanagon ABS
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the shown ABS hydraulics is from a stock Vanagon ABS system, no retrofit
(although quite a retrofit from factory).
Things were possible in Germany :-)
Besides this hydraulics block you need:
4 wheel speed sensors
4 wheel speed sensor rings (toothed rings on the front brake disc/in
2 different rear bearing housings with hole for the sensors.
2 brake discs with machined space for sensor ring
2 new front axles with the hole for the sensor
1 wiring harness
I fitted the ABS system into my ī92 Vanagon and donīt want to miss it.
Am 13.01.2009 17:11, Roger Whittaker schrieb:
> Dear Brakes
> i would hesitate putting ABS brakes on an older vehicle
> there just seems to be something inherently wrong about such a retro fit --
> but hey that is just me --
> I recall some of the earlier ABS systems which were simple add ons in the
> last part of the 1980's
> i had just moved from an early 80's chev truck to a newer one in 1987 --
> with ABS ...
> lots of driving issues --
> now granted there was some operator learning curve ...
> but i wouldnt install OSX from My Apple G5 onto a Macintosh ...
> anyway that is just my thought ...
> if you want excellent stop-ability --
> Really good tires with excellent thread design suited for the climate you
> drive in
> Tires suitably wide enough to make at least a 6" x 6" foot print on the
> disc brakes all around and good quality brake lines that are rust free --
> pads that are not below their wear bars --
> you know the standard braking stuff ---
> this is just my opinion and i am certainly not a brake specialist --
> likely there will be differing opinions ...
> i do test my brakes in emergency like conditions at least every 3 months
> i find a piece of an empty road and push the vehicle to a normal driving
> like situation
> and slam on the brakes as if i were forced into a sudden stop --
> just to see how she works ---
> outcome has been strait -true and whoa -- right now --
> this helped a great deal when last fall i had to do an emergency stop in the
> pouring rain --
> heavy traffic on the Island Highway just near the turn off to Brentwood
> Ferry --
> all traffic came to a sudden stop at 90KpH +... i stepped hard on the brake
> pedal ... we stopped strait and true --
> the guy behind me in a 90's explorer did flip flops and oh my gosh i was
> sure he was going to nail us from behind --
> at the last possible second .. and with our hearts full of prayers -- he
> managed to "POP" into the other lane --
> he got a green light and carried on ... he averted his gaze from me ...
> we both knew a bullet had been dodged --
> but aside from that ...
> with the excellent rain and ice tires michilen hydro-edge from go-westy tire
> with excellent brakes -- i knew we were going to stop ...
> good luck with your experiment .. thanks for reading
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 7:14 AM, Zeitgeist <email@example.com> wrote:
>> This requires all new hubs w/wheel speed sensors, right?
>> '87 300TD
>> '94 100CSQ Avant
>> '89 Bluestar
> roger w
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