how do i install the race abs module?

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  1. Roadhouse

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    Glad it wasn't worse. And it's nice that someone can vouch for you that the crash wasn't your fault. :) Hopefully the new ABS module will cure your issues.
     
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    Tested this at the track today. Worked great. Traction control and Adance Trac are off and ABS is less intrusive. Back end was a bit squirrily under very hard braking from high speed, but that's probably down to my suspension changes.

    Great news is that the chime is not audible under track conditions :)
     
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    Good to hear. Thanks for the report.
     
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    I installed my ABS unit yesterday. Can't wait to get to the track. I am unable to clear the check brake system because I have the Ford racing quick discount steering wheel. As long as the Advance trac is shut off I don't care. My last off because of the Advancetrac trac cost me over $1000. Mostly man hours as they tried to fix the alignment.
     
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    Changing front pads today, did not expect to have to change rears, but I had to!! They have worn significantly since I upgraded the ABS. I already noted the braking behavior -- most notable braking from 115+ mph.

    Seems like this ABS unit may increase rear bias? I am running stock diameter rotors with Pagids Front and Rear.

    Anyone else checked rear pad wear after this upgrade?
     
  6. steveespo

    steveespo Lord knows I'm a Voodoo Child Moderator

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    I ran last weekend at Charlotte for 3 days with the -CA module and loved it. Ran 2 days dry and 1 day FULL WET and the car felt more composed under braking, not anything earth shattering but a better feel is noticeable. Also I felt small ABS interventions that quickly shut off under hard threshold breaking from 130 to 55 entering the infield and from 95-40 at turns 4 and 5. In the wet I was scared at first since I had the new ABS and NO Advancetrack to lean on but the car performed great on the PSS tires. As a last observation, when running sport mode or even 'Advancetrack off' I used to get a lot of rear brake heat and wear each session, last week wear seemed minimal.
    Steve
     
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    I experienced the same wear with Sport Mode and Advancetrack on. Way less rear wear with all the nannies off with stock ABS

    With the -CA ABS after 4.1 hours of dry track time, the front pads wore by 3mm and rears by more like 4mm. Changed all pads and will monitor very closely for next sessions in 12 days..........
     
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    That's odd I think I'm running two year old rear rotors and get probably 10 events on a set of rear pads. Fronts are a different story though.
     
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    ArizonaBOSS Because racecar. Moderator

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    Same here. Rears last "forever".
     
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    samesies
     
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    Running the new ABS with Pagid (Yellow) front and Pagid Rears, the rears are down to the backing plate after 4 track days (8 hours). Fronts have another day left.

    Talked to Bill and Dean at Rehagen and although they don't have experience with Pagid, Dean suggested maybe a less aggressive rear pad, and maybe a more aggressive front.

    Anyone have any experience running the Pagids with the -CA module?
     
  12. steveespo

    steveespo Lord knows I'm a Voodoo Child Moderator

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    Psst...Please try a set of Carbotech XP-24 and XP-10/12. I think you will like the overall feel and performance. If not, I don't know of anything Pagid has that is more agressive for the calipers, Pete may have some Skunkworks insight from Pagid.
    Steve
     
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    ^X2... The 24/10 setup I have absolutely rocks.
     
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    Boss 302s module, definitely has more rear brake bias.

    Sent from my DROID4 using Tapatalk
     
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    Conclusion?
    Is that ABS module worth it?
    I have it but could do without the check lights and the feeling something "might" be wrong...
     
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    I would not go back from using the module on track. There is a definite improvement in feel and performance at the ABS threshold. Downside seems to be increased rear pad wear.
    Steve
     
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    I had the same feeling. There is nothing wrong with the car. Ford has this set up to light up all the lights because it's only for off road use.
     
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    Works great and no ice mode or anything weird with slicks. Car can brake with or better than the best competitors I've come against.
     
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    OK cool. I will just ignore the dash then :)
     
  20. bulldogracer

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    This question probably has been asked before but I couldn't find it. Do you run this ABS module on the street too or do you change back to the stock module for street. It looks like most of these cars that use it are track only cars. Thanks!
     

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