Going the other direction (sort of), the Spyder ABS computer is happy with the MK2 ABS sensor's output. So there's another data point that indicates Toyota has kept the ABS sensor technology common across the years and models
I don't have ABS on my current MR2, but sometimes I wish I did... Maybe I have forgotten how "not great" it was. I did have a 93+ ABS ECU retrofitted to my 91 system, which improved it quite a bit. There are various other retrofit options, the BMW system seems to be one of the better ones, but that's a pretty big project. People talk about using the Spyder system to get a more modern ABS, but I don't know that it's been done.Nice find for those that want to keep the ABS.
However from your experience would you say that the outdated 90s ABS on MR2s is more of a hindrance on this vehicle?
From what I’ve researched many owners prefer to disable delete the oem ABS and just install aftermarket brake proportioning valve and aftermarket brakes along with better suitable tires and suspension geometry parts to compensate to achieve better braking and handling compared to the slow old ABS electronic controls
Yes it's been done. I've been driving 2 different V6 MK2s with that mod for the past 8 years. It's a 4-channel system and much better than the 91 ABS. It's very nice to have for slalom / auto-x.People talk about using the Spyder system to get a more modern ABS, but I don't know that it's been done.
Do you have any info on that conversion?Yes it's been done. I've been driving 2 different V6 MK2s with that mod for the past 8 years. It's a 4-channel system and much better than the 91 ABS. It's very nice to have for slalom / auto-x.
Yeah, tuning it probably isn't going to happen. If you want to do that, look into the E46 M3 system.I did much the same, here's an EWD for 03-05, the key inputs are just the wheelspeed sensors and stp, which would make it electrically very easy to integrate...
The only thing that concerns me is seems to have an internal accelerometer, which may make it difficult to tune to achieve a proper racing ABS as is my target.
You are welcome! Depending on how much you trust the quality on the really cheap ones, you can get these for less than 20 bucks... Seems a little sketchy at that point, but it's not a complicated sensor so they may well be fine. But even if you go with a decent brand they are much cheaper.Thanks for doing the research! I have a sensor that I recently had to repair (broken wire right near the sensor), so if that ends up breaking again, ill give this a shot. it also appears these are MUCH cheaper than the mr2 parts.
For sure. I'm not one of those guys who thinks he can out perform the ABS system! But my current chassis didn't have it, and while I kept all the parts from my 91T to add it back in, I never bothered until now. Just picked up a 2003 Spyder ABS module and frunk harness off of eBay.Here is a video of the difference abs can make on a car. Yes, it's a modern car with lots of electric aids vs a MR2 some guys built in a shed but you get the idea.