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This is a discussion on Abs and stggered tires within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; :I'm looking for some input from you guys in the know.I have a set of boze/ze forged wheels 18"frt 19" ...

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    :I'm looking for some input from you guys in the know.I have a set of boze/ze forged wheels 18"frt 19" rr.I realize that when I did this my speedo and abs went bezerk.Icured the speedo and blocked out the ABS lite.but shouldn't the system
    work just like a std power system just without the abs function.I ask cause my brkes are real spongy now but I never
    broke the system open.Many thanks in advance for any help.

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    Welcome to the board long time lurker.

    I'm no pro at this stuff but im assuming the overall diameter of your new wheels/tires had changed to impact your speedo. I've done wheel Tire swaps with wider tires on everything I own, but get tires to compensate and keep the stock diameter of the wheel.

    Since you recalibrated speedo, your problem is the abs. Can you give any codes? I wouldn't see the wheels immediately causing your abs problem, (least never happened to me). But I imagine with the light on something is amiss

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    A difference in tire diameter will cause the system to think that a wheel is locking up and result in reduced braking performance as the ABS kicks in. I am uncertain how close the tires need to be in size to avoid this. When I purchased my track wheels and tires, I remember shopping sizes to ensure that the front runners were as close as I could get to the slicks in diameter.

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