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nixt
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:47 pm    Post subject: Rear axle sensors Reply with quote

I'm still trying to figure out the ABS system on the ZJ Grand Cherokee with the half ass aluminum dana 44. Where are the ABS sensors for the rear axle located? Are they on the axleshafts themselves or are they on the axle tube (either inside or out). If I can find enough reliable info about the ABS system I'd like to try to swap over the sensors to an iron Dana 44 or a Ford 8.8.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since I'm still kind of hell-bent on a new axle, I'm leaning towards the 8.8 with an Auburn selectable limited slip/locker. If the ZJ's ABS system uses tone rings on the axle shafts- would it be a viable option to have an axle manufacturer (currie or dynatrac) make axleshafts for the 8.8 with the ZJ ABS sensors on them? That would allow me to build up a junkyard axle and save me alot of money while still keeping my brake system kosher.
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JKS disconnects & Garmin GPS
Heavy duty OME Suspension kit
with 2" coil spacers for 3.5-3.75 total lift
235/85R16 Goodyear MTR's Measure a true 32"

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Jeep system uses one tone ring and sensor on each shaft. The Explorer 8.8 uses a single sensor in the differential. I think it would be easier to get the electronics to work together by converting the pulse signals than it would be to get the hardware to assemble correctly.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen many posts (some on other forums) that it's almost impossible to make the ford and Jeep sensors work together. Since Currie and Dynatrac have told me that they can make complete replacement axles that are compatible with the Jeep ABS, I just thought that it may be more cost effective for me to get them to make me some 8.8 axleshafts with the necessary Jeep ABS equipment and install them in a salvaged 8.8 axle instead of having an entire custom axle built.
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1998 ZJ 5.9 Limited W/242 swap
JKS disconnects & Garmin GPS
Heavy duty OME Suspension kit
with 2" coil spacers for 3.5-3.75 total lift
235/85R16 Goodyear MTR's Measure a true 32"

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