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Old 01-15-2011, 10:45 PM   #1
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98 TJ have ABS

should my 98 TJ have ABS brakes? i have 35's and have a hell of a time stopping. I noticed it last week in the snow. we got about 3 or4" of snow and on flat ground going 5-10mph I could not stop......front tires lock up and i slide.

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Only if ordered with ABS. Pop the hood...on the left inner fender there is a fuse box...Pop the top and see. I don't think you'll find that you do.

35...and stock brakes....is the biggest issue.

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they dont come with ABS as standard.
also ABS dont reduce stopping distance, sometimes increases such as in snow and mud.
you need to be very gentle on snow and brake early.
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should my 98 TJ have ABS brakes?
ABS was optional on the 1998 TJ. It was only available with the 4.0L engine, and only with the Dana35 rear axle.

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we got about 3 or4" of snow and on flat ground going 5-10mph I could not stop......front tires lock up and i slide.
If your tires lock up and slide in the snow, the reason you couldn't stop was due to your lack of traction--blame your tires. (Or blame your technique for not easing off the brake pedal. Try pumping gently next time.)
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35...and stock brakes....is the biggest issue.
That right there.....
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That right there.....
not necessary. if he could lock up, the brakes are powerful enough.
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not necessary. if he could lock up, the brakes are powerful enough.
Yup,if hes locking up the front, bigger brakes to match the 35,s wont stop him any quicker.I think the rear drums are out of adjustment or not working at all.You would notice that quick in the snow.I have 35,s and basically stock brakes,and I stop fine in the snow,matter of fact,with the rear drums adjusted correctly,I stop pretty good on dry pavement also.

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