View Full Version : I deleted my ABS for under 20 bucks


Slow 346
06-05-2003, 07:27 PM
The front was pretty basic. The line from the master was 3/16 and so were the 2 fronts coming from the ABS unit. I bought a 3/16 coupling, 3/16 brake tee and some 3/16 brake line so I could just cut the flared ends off and use the fittings. I left the factory bubble end in the master and cut it half way down. I double flared the end and used the union and connected it to a new piece of 3/16 line from the store. I then cut off the factory bubble ends from the lines coming from the ABS unit. I slid on my new 3/16 flared fitting I cut off the brake lines I bought and double flared the line. Now the line coming from the master has a new 3/16 flared end along with the 2 from the ABS unit. Connect all 3 lines with a 3/16 brake tee and you done with the front.

The rear is the same except the line from the master to the ABS was 1/4 and the 2 from the ABS were 3/16. I bought a 3/16 female by M12x1.0 male bubble flare Metric Brake Line Adapter from the local autoparts store. Its made by Dynamic, part number is 1446-1. I deleted the 1/4 line from the master to the ABS, screwed in my new adapter that reduces it to 3/16 and repeated the steps above. All in all it was a simple job and took about an hour and a half to do. Total cost was about 18 bucks. If you dont have a double flaring tool, I rented on for free from a local Murrays. Autozone and Pepboys also loan tools for free. It cleans up the engine compartment and saves alot of money on a delete block!

Fenris Ulf
06-05-2003, 07:58 PM
You can also get a Wilwood brake proportioning valve for under $40 and be able to adjust the front/rear balance. How much weight did this save?

Kent1
06-05-2003, 08:03 PM
Good writeup. Sometime in the future I may consider this mod for a little more weight savings. I know at times my lights come on underneath the dash indicating the ABS is not working when I put the skinnies on and the car stops fine at the end of the track. After installing the street aresopace brakes, it appears to stop even better than the factory brakes. :cool:

Fenris Ulf
06-05-2003, 10:31 PM
What were the weight savings for the street Aerospace brakes?

Kent1
06-06-2003, 12:31 AM
ABOUT 18 POUNDS....

Jason99T/A
06-06-2003, 12:43 AM
Kent, check your PMs.

Jason

GrannySShifting
06-08-2003, 10:28 PM
The strange brakes a couple have gotten fro mus they said saved like 50 lbs of the front, why so much a difference?

Larry
06-09-2003, 08:30 AM
Slow 346,

Do you have any pics of your ABS delete?

larry98@ev1.net

GrannySShifting,

I saved 39 pounds on an 88 Mustang with the Wilwood brakes and calibers. Mustangs have steel calibers so I doubt their will be that much saviings on our LS1's.

SMOKINV8
06-09-2003, 11:29 AM
The strange brakes a couple have gotten fro mus they said saved like 50 lbs of the front, why so much a difference?


I think Kent1 is referring to the Street version of the Aerospace brakes. Aerospace offer's a drag race version, which is probably similar in weight to the Strange brake kit you're referring to.

I'm also curious about how much weight the !ABS saves. :pimp:
Edit: Okay, !ABS saves 9lbs according to a couple other threads.

Slow 346
06-14-2003, 09:52 PM
I dont have any pics. I could snap a few but I dont know how I could post them?

Magnus
07-06-2003, 06:14 PM
I'm just going to bump this one with a little info..

I attempted mine over the weekend, the 3/16" lines are not too bad, the 1/4" is really hard to flare using the murrays tool. As tight as I can make the tool, the line is so thick that it still gets pushed through.. I believe the lines are metric and will pick up a metric tool set.. the SAE fittings just work well.. hard to find metric ones.

Slow 346
07-07-2003, 08:50 PM
Thats why I got rid of the 1/4" line and made it 3/16" with the adapter. No stopping issues at all.

Magnus
07-07-2003, 09:35 PM
My car is a 97 so my main rear brake line is 1/4" all the way back.

Larry
07-10-2003, 10:12 AM
I bought a 3/16 female by M12x1.0 male bubble flare Metric Brake Line Adapter from the local autoparts store. Its made by Dynamic, part number is 1446-1.


If I could only find that fitting...I have called over half dozen parts stores and nobody has it.

Hawk313
07-10-2003, 10:27 AM
Any links to the Aerospace brake packages you mentioned? Mostly track but some street as well is what I need.

Thanks!



The strange brakes a couple have gotten fro mus they said saved like 50 lbs of the front, why so much a difference?


I think Kent1 is referring to the Street version of the Aerospace brakes. Aerospace offer's a drag race version, which is probably similar in weight to the Strange brake kit you're referring to.

I'm also curious about how much weight the !ABS saves. :pimp:
Edit: Okay, !ABS saves 9lbs according to a couple other threads.