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Jacob_Royer 08-26-2004 03:25 AM

Hydraulic Parking Brake?
 
I am tired of not having an E-brake on my rig. The stocker has most the parts missing and they never work worth a crap anyway. I've seen on 1-ton wreckers a hydraulic parking brake where you step on the brake pedal push the button in and it locks all the wheels. What I am wondering is were can you get one of these? are they insanely overpriced or fairly cheap? Or could I just go buy 2 line lock kits and fab my own 4-wheel hydraulic parking brake system with seprate front/rear control? that would be friggin awesome with a twin stick kit for the t-case! Get in a bad spot lock the rear wheels engage the front cut the wheels and do a 180 or visa-versa. I am going to replace all my brake lines soon anyway so any input would be appreceated. PS I HIGHLY RECOMEND REPLACING YOUR BRAKE LINES IF THEY ARE MORE THAN 4/5 YEARS OLD!!! I wrecked my 2wd saturday because a lady slowed down in front of me for somone turning I hit the brakes hear a pop the pedal goes to the floor.... I din't have much time so I downshifted and aimed for the ditch but got to bouncing around lost control slid sideways and clipped her back bumper with the front passenger corner of mine. It scared the HELL out of me!! I had just put new brakes all the way around a few months ago and the metal lines looked pretty good. I thought 91' they have many years before they go bad.. I was wrong! They were not even very rusty at all. The next day I replaced every brake line and hose on the entire truck And I plan on doing it to all my vehicles since my 91 f-150 is the newest thing I own. Others 89' and 76'. If that happened with the 91 I hate to know how bad all my others brake lines are.

BigNorm 08-26-2004 12:04 PM

Re: Hydraulic Parking Brake?
 
Line locks will work. Check out Pirates. Some guy have done it there.

4x4mike 08-26-2004 02:38 PM

Re: Hydraulic Parking Brake?
 
Any brands or models to look for? I know there are electronic and manual ones, which are better? Thanks

Jacob_Royer 08-26-2004 03:03 PM

Re: Hydraulic Parking Brake?
 
Yes but do line locks require electricity all the time to hold or does applyinh 12-volts toggle a valve?

BurnedBronco 08-26-2004 04:37 PM

Re: Hydraulic Parking Brake?
 
i prefer the manual ones.
they are fairly cheap, but buy the MORE expensive ones, the cheaper ones tend to leak down within a few hours.

Jacob_Royer 08-27-2004 02:51 AM

Re: Hydraulic Parking Brake?
 
Where can you find the manual ones? I've never even seen them before I've just seem electric. Manual would be much better setup for what I want to use them for. Also with having 2 and being able to lock all 4-wheels would be a better anchor for winching (if nothing was available to use to anchor the truck to) and if I had a winch... sigh one day.....As I said though seems like a good time to adress the E-brake issue since I am replacing all the lines. It has new front brake hoses so all I will have to get is the metal lines and the rear hose and whatever to hook up my Hydraulic parking brake system.

Beerstalker 08-27-2004 09:56 AM

Re: Hydraulic Parking Brake?
 
If you are planning on doing this to a street vehicle, which it sounds like you are, you might want to look into your local laws. I'm pretty sure having line locks on a street vehicle is illegal around here. I know that most of the time a cop would never know, but just wanted to make you aware of it.

Rockcrusher 08-27-2004 12:39 PM

Re: Hydraulic Parking Brake?
 
I believe federal law mandates that the emergency/parking brake be mechanically operated and separate from the hydraulic service braking system. Check out the FMVSS

Jacob_Royer 08-27-2004 12:58 PM

Re: Hydraulic Parking Brake?
 
If it is the law nobody care around here... There are no vehicle inspections or emmisions testing whatsoever and I am glad of it bunch of crap if you ask me. Besides now I have NO e-brake and I think that the hydraulic setup would be MUCH stronger expecialy being able to brake all 4 wheels.

Rockcrusher 08-28-2004 05:45 PM

Re: Hydraulic Parking Brake?
 
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If it is the law nobody care around here... There are no vehicle inspections or emmisions testing whatsoever and I am glad of it bunch of crap if you ask me. Besides now I have NO e-brake and I think that the hydraulic setup would be MUCH stronger expecialy being able to brake all 4 wheels.

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I'm not saying anyone really cares, I was just clarifying what Beerstalker said. The point being that if you get stopped by a cop that knows anything about machinery you could get cited for having an unsafe vehicle.

BTW, if you want to lock up all 4 corners, you'll have to use 2 linelocks.


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