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Old 07-23-2016, 10:31 AM   #1
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Anyone install an M&G braking system on a later '12-'16 JK Jeep with ABS?

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We're presently thinking of purchasing a later model JKU (Unlimited) for use as an off road machine and toad. We've towed Jeeps for decades and have plenty of experience at it. I recently installed the M&G braking system in our '03 Rubicon and, it was not too bad of an install. But, in looking at the engine compartment, specifically the area where the M&G would go, it looks to be one pain in the a$$. There's considerably more brake lines to have to "tweak" out of the way, as well as other components.

So, has anyone done the install of an M&G in a late, '12-16 Jeep JK or JKU?
Scott

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I had it installed on a 2016 JKU. I'm usually willing to take on a project like this but when I looked at it like you have I thought maybe it would be better for someone to do it that has done it before. I think that was a good choice. I'll run out and get some pictures to post. It did require cutting away the plastic barrier in front of the antilock controller. It's still a tight fit.

When it was done it seemed to be a bit more invasive than I had hoped. But it's done and works great. We will see what the dealer thinks when it comes time for any warranty work in the area.
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Hey Tom,
That's exactly what I was looking for. Yep, no doubt about it, that M&G is packed down in there, for sure. My '11 GMC Sierra with the 5.3L was actually quite easy. Our '03 Jeep Rubicon TJ, was just a tad worse but, still not overly complicated. But, that JK, especially since the air heads decided to install ABS on the Rubicons, is what really makes this job a pain.

On the TJ Rubi's, there was no ABS like other model Wranglers. But, I guess either the feds of, someone high up in the Jeep/Chrysler/Peugeot hierarchy decided the JK Rubi's needed ABS. Oh well, not the end of the world. When we get one, I'll take a serious look at what's involved with the install. Thanks very much for taking the time to get the pics I asked for. That's great.

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I did on our 2015. You have to cut out some plastic that the abs is mounted to and its a very tight fit. Not fun but doable. I also had a GMC pickup and it was quite easy. I mounted the reserve tank for breakaway on the firewall above the brake vacuum booster.
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