View Full Version : ABS removal...the right way?

05-13-2005, 11:14 AM
Looking to remove my ABS, the right way...

Going to install the Q45 front calipers & rotors on my '91 hatch in the next few days. As well, I'm looking to remove the ABS system. I've searched, and it seems the "right way" to do this is to replace the two front brake hard lines and the rear hard line with non-ABS lines.

1) Are these three lines all I need?

2) Can I still use my ABS master cylinder?

3) Am I missing anything?


05-13-2005, 09:15 PM
You need a non-ABS M/C. ABS cars run a single brake line for the fronts.

05-14-2005, 09:12 AM
I removed my ABS recently, all I needed was a brake line t-piece, and a few feet of copper brake tube:

It seems to work well.

05-15-2005, 09:15 PM
just curious why you guys are choosing to get rid of the abs, i have in my hatch and plan on keeping it.

05-15-2005, 09:44 PM
ABS doesn't really do much for me.

I don't like how it feels. Not to mention it'll take a good 20-30lbs off the front end once you remove all the junk.

I now have z32 brakes and I'm happy with it. Stock brakes even felt better without the abs.

05-16-2005, 09:27 AM
just so i'm clear, does the abs require additional wiring? Is it common to ditch the abs? Just asking cause i'm in the beginning stages of my swap and i just want to get the info.


05-16-2005, 09:46 AM
i just installed '90 q45 rotors and calipers on my '93 hatch.. pedal feel is "ok" ,steering is heavier, and i can now approach a stoplight with confidence. installing Nabco 46010-45p20 1"master cyl this week

05-16-2005, 12:59 PM
just so i'm clear, does the abs require additional wiring?

Yes, front wheel sensors, rear diff sensor and the electronic control unit.