The last iteration of Pontiac V8 performance vehicles (e.g. GTO) came equipped with ABS and traction control. I was wondering if anyone has attempted to install these features into a 1st or 2nd generation Firebird or other traditional powered rear drive Pontiac. Is a traction control system (TCS) feasible to install on older rear driver Pontiacs? Are there two many variables that make it extremely difficult to make it work?
I'm curious as to what components were used to make it all work on a Pontiac and what vehicle's parts were used to make it work.
It doesn't seem there's any after market ABS /TCS kits.
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I have looked into this, more on the traction acceleration side of things than the abs. Never tried it. But this GPS based system looks like it might be manageable. I have seen them for around $600 for the ABS. The TCS is more complicated. Something to look at if you have never seen systems like this. I know of a couple others too. I will post them when I get a chance. Jay
The gps (global positioning system) based TCS looks like a far superior system in many ways. Probably has some draw backs depending on the signal accuracy. But the interface between the wheel sensors that control a normal abs system would be difficult to tune tune a particular car. So many varibles. These gps systems appear to have potential where the vehicle is carrying one of the wheels in a corner or both off the line drag racing and tractor pulling. Jay