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Old 12-20-2006, 10:51 PM   #1
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So I was out in the garage doing some preliminary fitting, and ran into the issue of where to mount the FMU. The normal spot is already taken by ABS and its lines. Anybody mount elsewhere, or run into the same problem? Anybody have pictures of alternate mounting? Thanks
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Old 12-20-2006, 10:52 PM   #2
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Passenger shock tower mount works fine.

maybe expensivehobby will snap a pic of the fmu & bracket I sold to him

<edit> quick rendering of bracket not to any scale
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here's an old pic of mine:



the BEGi unit fits, but required the use of zip-ties on the brake lines.
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Thanks guys. I'll try to play around some more tomorrow.
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you could also mount in the area above the shock mount.
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I think I mounted mine to the charcoal cannister's bracket.
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ziptie it to the fuse box (that's what I did on my car w/no abs)...its a diaphram...why does it need to be solid?
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My setup will be pretty ghetto to start with...I'd prefer to avoid zipties on the AFPR, even though it would work just fine that way
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Don't be afraid.....you have to learn to trust the zip ties

We all know that the more zipties are on your car.....the more jdm you are

You should see my AE86's front end.....
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We all know that the more zipties are on your car.....the more jdm you are

correction...the more - streched / slammed / carbon you are the more JDM.
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I'm currently removing the giant zip-tie repair of the front bumper that the PO did such a lovely job on. I had a Frankenbumper.

Gives me a chance to repaint it, though, which should be fun.
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You could just rip out the ABS since it sucks.
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its actually proven to help you stop better.

wow, my first post...
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A good enough driver can outbrake ABS...

ATL93LE did you figure out a mounting spot?
yes, with engine braking and non-abs brakes it is not hard.
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engine braking...... Just modulate them suckers. The advantage with Non-ABS is the pedal feel. Although I finally got mine to where I'm 100% satisfied with them, a little soft to the touch, but I can smack my head on the steering wheel if I'm not careful.
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ABS means no flat spots. I'll take that with expensive V710's.

The only time you will out brake ABS is in dry, and only if you mash your foot to the floor. If you brake to the threshold of the ABS it's the same as doing it to the threshold of lockup.

ABS for teh win in the wet of snow.

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The only time you will out brake ABS is in dry
Thank you Jay, I'm glad somebody else said it. Once you get off smooth dry ashpalt, a person simply isn't better than ABS.
In perfect conditions, warm day, sticky tires, right surface, a person can beat the ABS... but try that same surface on 400 treadwear when it's 30* out.
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