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Old 05-02-2002, 13:49   #1 (permalink)
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Brand new ABS for $95 ...NOT

Inspired by a discussion on Ford Forums, I asked a Ford dealer today if the retro-fit ABS kits that were apparently released along with the EB II Falcon were still available.

The guy comes back after checking the prices, and I was estimating about $1500. And he says I'm looking at... $95?? Obviously that doesn't include labour, but it seems so ridiculously cheap that I don't know whether to even believe it. I'll find out if it is a mistake tomorrow either way.
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Old 05-02-2002, 15:07   #2 (permalink)
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buy it b 4 tha silly **** realises it's 950 bucks not 95 bucks lol
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Old 05-02-2002, 15:13   #3 (permalink)
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I've ordered it. As mentioned, will find out tomorrow.
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Old 05-02-2002, 16:55   #4 (permalink)
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Shit that sounds good, I reckon I'm gonna e-mail ford and ask myself! That has gotta be the biggest bargain of a mod there is...

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Old 05-03-2002, 13:06   #5 (permalink)
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It's no good.

By all means e-mail Ford, because you might get a different response to me. I went to collect the merchandise today and was handed a box labelled R12 -> R134a conversion - in other words $95 is what DIY people pay through Ford for air con conversion. Great. Even then it's aftermarket apparently.

So having been told that this doesn't exist, they said they would ring around and try to find an aftermarket source for ABS, but when I think about it, that's not a good idea. Firstly, ABS should be tailored to the car it is on, and secondly, it would be a rip-off. I'll be going ahead with my original plan to get ABS off a wrecked EB II (either buying the whole car at an auction, or getting the required parts from a wrecker)... but not for a while.
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Old 05-03-2002, 15:25   #6 (permalink)
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If u do that, and sell the parts...I BAGS THE DASH!!!

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Old 05-03-2002, 15:27   #7 (permalink)
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hehe sorry mate.. a new dash is one of the other parts I could use. Besides, it would probably be a couple of years before I do this, realistically. Lots else to attend to.
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Old 05-05-2002, 20:55   #8 (permalink)
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Im a bit curious as too why you boyz want ABS?!?!
Whats wrong with the basic braking system??

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Whats wrong with it, nothing really besides the fact it's too damn easy to lock the brakes when u wanna stop in a hurry. I've had this problem several times...

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Old 05-06-2002, 19:19   #10 (permalink)
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You shouldnt be driving too fast in the 1st place!!
Ive had no problems with my brakes, they stop my car well!

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