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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-03-2007, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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MICO Brakes ? or Other Brake Lock ideas

I'm thinking about useing a mico dual line e-brake on the ole CJ for winching!!!
The mico brake is a brake locking device, this would stop all 4 wheels!!!!
The cost of this looks like about 500.00 + 2 cases of thinkin' juice!!!!


My Question is anyone got a cheaper idea? or a more reliable e-brake idea!!! The River running we do seems to get alot of sand in the normal e-brake lines!!! imagine that!!!!!

anywho any ideas or input would help!!!!!!!!!

The idea of tieing off to a tree seems bad to me because i've seen what it does to wreckers!!! and my CJ frame is much lighter than the the dual 15" frame rails i pulled in half!!!!!!!!!

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I've thought of a line lock for a temporary parking brake before, but the Mico ain't gonna be enough for you to winch. These things are simply too lite. If you don't have a third jeep, dig her down into the sand, winch away, then hopefully crawl her back out. If you have a third jeep along. Strap to them for anchor, have them dig down, and winch away.

I've thought about using a newer make model e-brake cable and adapting ends. Seems like the newer cables have better sheathing and ends to let less sand and debris in, but I think it's only delaying the inevitable. Might call for a strole around the yard some weekend though.

Bottom line, I'd save the $500 for that Teralow kit you were telling me about on the phone earlier...[drooling with jealousy]

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If he's stuck too much for a strap retrieval, look for a tree. If you need a winch, you'll almost certainly need an anchor.

You'll not damage your frame winching a stuck Jeep, or even a pickup. I damaged mine winching a 8" diameter locust stump out of the ground, but it took a triple-sheave rig to get enough pull. I've popped a 5/16" cable many, many times without getting anywhere close to bending the drawbar, and that'll be the first thing to go.

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If you're talking about one of these, I have one, new in the box, I'd be glad to sell it to you for $125

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That is the piece BUT i was going to lock the front and rear!!!!!!

I think i need the dual ????


JDOG i already have the teralow in hand going to install it late this week!!!


I just hate idea of winchin and having someone or something as a anchor!!!


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Why is it that after you get stuck everyone helps you out then tries to make it though the same spot???

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Forgot to mention that the MICO lock is used by alot of wreckers and it will hold the wheels they will slide but not turn!!!


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Why is it that after you get stuck everyone helps you out then tries to make it though the same spot???

85 CJ-7 /258/Hei/4" lift/33"x12.50 Baja claws/4.10 gears/tera-low/ F-Det, R-Spool / Lots O Goodies

03 TJ 4" lift 33" tires more mods to go !!!!!!!
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If you're talking about one of these, I have one, new in the box, I'd be glad to sell it to you for $125
Would this work as a regular parking break?
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Would this work as a regular parking break?
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Don't know, I've never installed it, got it, planned to put it on, but just didn't.

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That is the piece BUT i was going to lock the front and rear!!!!!!

I think i need the dual ????
Well, you could buy mine, then find someone selling another one

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Would this work as a regular parking break?
It won't be street legal. The parking break is mechanical, and sometimes refered to in the old days as an "emergency brake." If the hydraulic brakes were to fail, you could always apply the brakes mechanically, by pulling the emergency break lever, to the rear wheels.

It's better than nothing.

With Micors... you ain't got a prayer if the hydraulics fail. There would be no way to apply the brakes. When talkin' brakes, a mechanical backup system is a good thing.
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