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    ABS Braking system?

    I just got a letter in the mail today from Subaru, something about how they are offering to give me a brand new reflashed ECU due to the braking being not as responsive as some have hoped. Anyone else get a letter?
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    so did I ..dunno what it is..but as the letter states youre fvcked if you got mods.
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    wait it says
    "cars with unathorized modifications to their BRAKE system are not eligible to recieve a recalibrated ECU due to potential compatibility problems. "
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    August 2005 ABS letter

    Yup. Came in today's mail. I doubt I'll take advantage. Seems like the car is engineered
    not to engage the ABS unless you're really hard into the brakes. It's probably set up
    that way deliberately. From a handling standpoint, if you're deep into a turn and intend
    on trailbraking, you don't want a computer processing your pedal input and doing something
    funky. By the same token, if you're mainly traveling in a straight line on the highway and
    need to stop quick for some bozo up ahead, you want immediate ABS engagement-
    particularly in the rain.
    I will admit that the lapse you experience when you stand on the brakes is a little
    disconcerting the first couple of times.

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    The letter mentions a re-calibrated ABS ECU. Is this a separate computer than the main ECU that is located underneat the glove box? My ECU is flashed, but my brakes are pretty much stock except for SS lines.
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    I'll go out on the proverbial limb here and postulate that the "brake ecu" is probably
    part of the engine ecu that's on the floorboard under the glove box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKESREX
    Seems like the car is engineered
    not to engage the ABS unless you're really hard into the brakes.
    I don't think the abs will engage unless it senses one of the tires locking up.
    personally i remove the abs fuse when i go to the track and I usally just leave it out during the summer cause theres time i am pulling up too an intersection fairly fast and will be braking hard and hit a bump on the rough roads and it will engage my abs then the car won't stop as fast. I wouldn't wana drive without it in the winter how ever

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    What year are ya'll driving? I haven't gotten anything like this yet, and I'm wondering if it's specific to certain model years. I drive an '02.
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    I got this letter too. I read on the COBB forum that the ABS ECU is different from the engine ECU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedi Rex
    What year are ya'll driving? I haven't gotten anything like this yet, and I'm wondering if it's specific to certain model years. I drive an '02.
    It says '02 and '03 in the letter. Has anyone even experienced these symptoms? Is there any benefit with getting a new ECU aside from what's stated in the letter?
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    I have an 02 sedan and I haven't noticed anything
    luxury is 1.00 BAR+ of boost and the inability for your passenger to touch the dashboard

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    i think it has something to do with the study they did and found out (right about time) that the 02 and 03 WRX ABS system is not worth a crap
    So now it seems like they will be replacing ABS ECU to fix it, but i don't know if i'll go. If i need reliable braking in winter i just pull out the Fuse and now in summer it's ok even at the autox because better and wider tires have more grip and ABS doesn't kick in that fast.
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