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Old 01-06-2015, 10:18 AM   #1
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Air Force One Toad Brake System?

I have the Air Force One Toad Brake System installed on my Class A DP Motor Home and the my Chevy Sonic. How difficult is it to remove the unit installed on the Toad to transfer to another car?

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It should be pretty simple. Removing the minimal amount of wiring (to power, ground and break away switch) shouldn't be a problem. The only other thing is to remove the "T" connecting the AFO to your vacuum system and reconnecting the original hose back together again.

After that you need to remove the actuator from the brake peddle and pull the hose through the firewall. I think that should be pretty easy too.
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I just went through this. It was originally installed on a 2010 Chevy Cobalt and installed in a 2014 CR-V. I had this done at a hitch place near Elkhart, IN. The total cost was $350 which included 40 minutes to remove from the Chevy and 3 hours to install in the Honda. I was told by the installer that most of the install time is figuring out the routing paths, and running the wiring and cabling.

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Like the others have posted- very easy.
Just remember to remove all the little incidental parts(brake pedal actuator clamp,mounting lug,air quick connect fitting,break away switch,etc.) as these will be hard to source.
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I heard back from Steve Mahon with SMI and here is his response on removing the unit from the Toad:

You can easily Remove all the parts of your Air Force One. All of the parts are only mounted to the Vehicle. I am including a link to the instructions, On pages 3 and 4 you will find the inventory checklist, just be sure to get all the Main parts off of the vehicle. When disconnecting the vacuum line the easiest way to do that is to leave the tee in and just plug off the bottom of it with a 3/8 plug. You can leave about 2 of the vacuums line on there so that you can still use the plug to cap it off. If there is any thing else i can help with please let me know.

http://www.smibrake.net/Instructions/AF0108.pdf

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I've had mine moved three times now. I just get the re-install kit from SMI which includes new hose connectors and tees, some new pressure hose, and misc parts. I think it's about $30 or so.
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I've had mine moved three times now. I just get the re-install kit from SMI which includes new hose connectors and tees, some new pressure hose, and misc parts. I think it's about $30 or so.
Here is the information from SMI.

The part number you need is 99207 and the cost is $43.95. It is a reinstall kit and comes with everything you will need.
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I moved my AF1 from a 2004 Explorer to a 2008 Explorer and finally to a 2012 CRV. I bought the reinstall kit from SMI when I did the CRV. It is not hard at all unless you are physically unable to get in the floor board to attached the cylinder to the brake pedal.

I just purchased an AF1 second vehicle kit to install on a 2014 Ford F150 and it looks even less difficult than the original kit.

SMI is a great company for sure.
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Chevy HHR

Question on installing the Air Force One unit in a Chevy HHR. As I have indicated the unit is being removed from a 2013 Chevy Sonic. I have been told by SMI that the Chevy HHR does not have an electric wire coming from the brake switch (or something like that) and that I would probably need an extra air pressure switch. From what I recall when it was installed on the Sonic that was not an issue. SMI has provided the Reinstall kit and a new break away switch. Any thoughts on a Chevy HHR install.

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