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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
Comments: To: Roger Whittaker <rogerwhitt1@GMAIL.COM>
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Hi list, 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 rear bearing) 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 ABS-ECU 1 wiring harness

I fitted the ABS system into my ī92 Vanagon and donīt want to miss it.

Regards Raimund

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 > ground > 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 > package > with excellent brakes -- i knew we were going to stop ... > > good luck with your experiment .. thanks for reading > yours > > > > > > On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 7:14 AM, Zeitgeist <> wrote: > > >> This requires all new hubs w/wheel speed sensors, right? >> >> >> >> -- >> Casey >> '87 300TD >> '94 100CSQ Avant >> '89 Bluestar >> >> > > > > -- > roger w > There are two kinds of jobs in the world: > Picking up garbage and telling people things. > Successful people do both, with the same good attitude. (riw) > ---------------------------------------------------------- > Explore printed work at: > View the growing list of video work at: > > and ... older work at > > >

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