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Old November 25th, 2011, 01:33 AM
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I assume this has been discussed before, but my searching doesn't bring up much. Have many people retrofitted ABS brakes, maybe from Discoveries, to older Defenders? I don't think it would be too tricky, but would be interested in hearing from anyone that has done it. Apologies if this has been discussed many times... I just couldn't find anything on the issue.
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Old November 25th, 2011, 08:57 AM
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I doubt it has been done much. The ABS on Discoverys is horribly bad so it would not be a good idea.
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Old November 25th, 2011, 04:43 PM
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What about using the ABS system from an ROW Defender? Has anyone here done that (or any ABS installation, for that matter)?
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Old November 25th, 2011, 05:37 PM
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Why in the world would you want to add more crap like ABS to something as perfect as the brake system on a Defender?
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Old November 25th, 2011, 07:32 PM
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X2 why do you think you need ABS?
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Old November 25th, 2011, 09:02 PM
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I would question the sanity of anyone who installed D1 ABS to a Defender.
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Old November 26th, 2011, 07:12 PM
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I think ECR added ABS to a defender ...
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Old November 26th, 2011, 09:08 PM
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You might be able to source a ABS from a newer defender, as mentioned above, but then you may have to mess with the ECU in that newer Defender. You would also have to change over to the ABS style hubs. I think the cost would be crazy high. But I am with some of the others in asking why?
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I think ECR added ABS to a defender ...
Wouldn't that be a function of customer demand, rather than rational design?
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Old November 27th, 2011, 12:11 PM
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There must be some ABS system out there that doesn't fail in a way that leaves you with no brakes and no warning, like the D1 system often does.
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