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Tobias

Grafting ABS brakes from 1998 Disco 1 onto 1997 Defender

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Hi

I will break a 1998 300tdi Auto Disco 1 to get the gearbox. The auto box will go into a 1997 Defender 90.

As far as i can see from the ETM there is no talk going on between the Wabco ABS ECu and anything else.

This leads me to believe it would be possible to transfer the hubs/brakes or complete axles with brakes and hook up the ABS in the Defender as well.

Anybody done this?

Anybody care to tell why it wouldn't work or what I need to look out for to make it work?

 

Thanks


Tobias

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Can't see why it wouldn't work, as you say you need to swap axles/hubs and do some wiring.

Personal preference would be to swap axles, otherwise you end up with bitsa axles with who knows what inside them.

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The sensors on the front are in the top swivel pins, but you'd need the CV joints too.  The rear sensors are mounted in the top of the axle flange, through the stub axle, so you'll need the stub axles as well as the brake disk (which has the exciter ring), and the rear axle tube would be beneficial unless you fancy drilling the flanges for the sensors.  The hubs and shafts should be the same, though.

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For the amount of effort involved I wouldn't bother. ABS on D1's was a poor system anyway, nowhere near as good as the electro hydraulic system on RRC's or P38's.

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