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15x10s making brakes slip/abs problem

Discussion in '2001-2005 Explorer Sport Trac' started by 01Rockstar, July 30, 2011.

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    1. 01Rockstar

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      I have noticed ever since I put my bigger tires on that when I stop at slow speeds sometimes and really press on the brake, The brakes feel like they are slipping I can feel it in the pedal. I couldnt find anything wrong with my brakes. Called a shop they say it is normal that it is the abs system and it will continue as long as i have the bigger tires. Has anyone had this happen to them before? midnightrebel07 suggested clean the abs sensor and check the hub assembly.
       
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      Yes, larger tires make brakes less effective - its a "torque" issue. This is also true for your ABS system, it will become less and less effective as you upsize in tire. A larger tire is equivalent to slapping on smaller rotors from the brake system's perspective.
       
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      Yes, my ABS activates sometimes when I brake at slow speed.
       
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      you need to calibrate the x for the larger tires to stop the abs from coming on, i would also suggest upgrading the rubber brake hoses to stainless steel ones it will help out greatly and the peddle will not feel so soft.

      rockstar- i notice you went from 32s to 33s, i ran 32s for years on my x without a problem as soon as i put on 33s the abs would kick on all the time, i finally got an xcal and tuned for 33s and everything was fixed
       
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      how do you calibrate it?
       
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      not sure on that, i know you have to look up the revs per mile for your tire
       
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      On know over on therangerstation they have a tire calculator to figure that out. I'll try and find a link and post it.
       
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      ok thanks rebel
       
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      maybe I'm missing it because I am looking at it on my android. But I dont see anything about the abs system problem. Guide the blind please. haha. Still abs problem at low speed and brakes squealing.
       
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      Have you tried cleaning the abs sensors at the wheels could have some grease on them causing this issue
       
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      Pull the ABS fuse and take it for a spin. If the brakes still feels the same way, then its not the ABS system.
       
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      Its been a few days since I have been on here. Still havent figured out how to fix the problem. Still doing it abs light still hasnt came on.
       
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      have you tried asking someone at a les schwab or some other wheel shop? whenever i have a question like that or on audio stuff ill just walk into a best buy install center or a les schwab and start asking. those guys love sharing their knowledge. its like going to a vintage record shop and asking the workers who's their favorite guitarist. those guys love to share, and most times they will share their knowledge free of cost!
       
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      Fixed the problem it was a speed sensor out of line. I guess it was from the new front rotors. Thanks fellas
       

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