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I have a 1996 BMW 316i. Will it be possible to remove the abs system and connect the brake lines up directly to the wheels as in a normal car without abs.

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Yes it could be done , but you will not find a shop ( in there right mind ) that would do this . if the car was in a accident you and the shop would be held at fault if someone was injured. search in some of the used parts like then the car can be repaired at a lower cost. hope this helps.. I hate lawyers,,, LOL

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