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What years and trims of TJs had ABS?

Greenmachine

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I’m trying to figure this out once and for all; most ads from dealers say the TJ they’re selling has ABS. As such, I call BS on that 99% of the time, but I do know it was an option on some trim levels during some years, but I haven’t nailed down exactly which.

Also, I’ve never input a VIN into the build sheet link and seen that ANY TJ I’ve Been interested in (and there have been MANY...) has ABS, so I’m wondering if anti-lock brakes were part of these odd sounding line items such as “customer preferred package 25x”, or “conveinence group” or my personal favorite: “mutually exclusive package”, what is this stuff all that about?
 

Chris

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TJ Rubicons and Rubicon Unlimited models never had ABS.

As for non-Rubicon models, some of them had it, while others didn't. It was an option, and it ill be very apparent if they have ABS by looking under the hood and seeing the ABS module right under the master cylinder.
 
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2006TJ1

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My 06 X does not have ABS. My 06 sport does have ABS.

Not sure that's helpful at all but I'm assuming it was likely a package that had to be added.
 
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Jerry Bransford

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ABS was strictly an option for models without the Dana 44, at least until later in the TJ production program, maybe around 2003-4 My '97 Sport came with ABS but I had to disable it after replacing the rear Dana 35 with a Dana 44.
 
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TPyles

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My 97 Sahara had ABS but I bypassed it when I switch axles several years ago. I just removed the module this past weekend while installing new hard brake lines.
 
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