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Interconnectedness of ABS and AWD


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March 15, 2003
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Los Gatos, CA
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'97 XLT
Alright I was thinking about this a long time last night, and I was wondering how tied in the ABS and All-Wheel Drive are. If I were to just take the ABS out completely (It just seems to get in the way) would the All wheel drive just go berserk and permanently lock in 4WD, or will it just act like a 2WD? I really just want to clear this up.


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They are totally non-related.

So they are completely unrelated? I will be able to drive the Exploder normally with AWD and not have to worry about it actiong up because my ABS pump will be non-functional?

Nice. This is awesome. I will have the anti-yuppie Exploder!