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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-01-2001, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Electronic Brake Line Locks

Has anyone checked out the new electronic line locks being offered by Pork Barrel Engineering? Scott Gomez just did a write up on it in this months off road.com. I couldnt stand looking at it any longer and had to order. I just spoke with John the manufacturer, very friendly and personable I think this fills a much needed void in the ZUK industry, and is a much better option then the Spidertrax parking brake kit. I will let you guys know how the install goes and what I think.



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Re: Electronic Brake Line Locks

One thing to remember is that this kit is not tobe used as a parking brake for long periods. The reason being is it is electrically charged and would lose its hold if the battery drained right??

I still think it is a great product especially since it locks both the front and back brakes

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Re: Electronic Brake Line Locks

Well I got my line locker and installed it, the installation took about 2 hrs and was pretty straight forward. Great little device, just press the brake in, flip the switch and you are locked all 4 wheels. Unlike jammer line locks, you can touch the brake pedal without it releasing.

The negative is of course that it is electronic, and will slowly drain your battery, but I havent tested it to see how long it takes to do it. However, it kicks butt over the stock p-brake and holds the ZUK perfectly on steep inclines.

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I have the Pork Barrel brake line lock kit too. The electrical draw by the locks is about 1 amp, so you can leave it on for at least a couple days. However, you won't want to leave it unattended with the locks engaged without leaving the transmission in gear, for safety's sake.

This kit should not be considered a replacement for a mechanical parking brake. It is designed to supplement the stock (or Spidertrax) parking brake, and is really intended for off-road use. For instance, if your Weber stalls out on a steep waterfall and you don't want to try backing down, you can just flip the switch, let your foot off the brake pedal, and use the clutch and gas to get the engine going again. Then keep your revs up, start letting the clutch out until you feel it pulling hard against the brakes, and flip the switch again to drive right on up. Or, on flat rockcrawling where you'd normally be throwing your right foot from gas to brake to gas to brake to control forward progress, you can simply step on the brakes halfway, flip the switch, and then drive through the brakes. This makes forward progress much smoother and more controlled.

Scott and I love our line lock kits. Highly recommended!

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Re: Electronic Brake Line Locks

A good hand throttle helps in those situations too, freeing up an extra foot.

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Re: Electronic Brake Line Locks

What is it for? Can it be used to lock each wheel, so with open diffs when flexing if you get stuck you can just lock a wheel and drive off?

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Re: Electronic Brake Line Locks

No Anton, it locks all four brakes.
http://www.off-road.com/suzuki/reviews/pbelocks.htm

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