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Old 01-07-2008, 03:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Parking / Emergency brake help NEEDED!!!

I've got a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500, D60 front axle, GM 14 bolt rear axle, with disk brakes. The 14 bolt didn't come with an e-brake, and I have to have to have one to pass vehicle inspections.

I've been searching on the site for the past hour.... Haven't found anything in regards to an e-brake kit that I can slap on what I've got. I've read about some Cadi calipers, that generally suck, so I'd rather avoid that.

Sounds like I need a driveline e-brake. I know NOTHING about driveline e-brakes, other than they're aparently my only option. I've seen the pinion brakes on Rockwells, but not for a 14 bolt. I've read about some on the tranny, some on the t-case etc.... I don't know where to start with my setup.

I don't care what it looks like, I just needs to work! I've got 13" of lift, and 41x14.50 tires, so it's got a bit to hold. ANY and ALL help is GREATLY appreciated!
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Old 01-07-2008, 03:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know about your state, but most states won't except a drive line e-brake to pass an inspection. If the drive shaft brakes then you have nothing. They want them physically connected to the wheels. Just some food for thought.
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I've already double checked that, thanks. It's legal here. Anyone have anything constructive to add?
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Search. And it would help to know what T case you have.
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And it would help to know what T case you have.
NP231D for the t-case.

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I've been searching on the site for the past hour....
Guess you didn't see that part in my first post....

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Old 01-08-2008, 12:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Take a look at this see if it can help you out, hes a Pirate vendor.
http://www.highangledriveline.com/e_brake.html

Also Ive read a little bit about the Caddy calipers and that they arent the best setup but if you did go that route and its enough to get you to pass inspection then you can work on a better setup to your liking with time. What state are you in?

Heres another.
http://www.blackbirdscustomtrucks.com/index7.html


And last heres one kit sold by a vendor here on Pirate..
/forum/axles-tires-wheels/564048-complete-d60-14-bolt-rear-disc-kit-290-shipped.html

Hope that helps.

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i'd just go with the one above /\ how often have you had the inspecter look under yr vehicle. besides yr the po-po make him give you a sticker or bust him for the drugs under the register...
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Somewhere in late '99 or early 2000 GM put disks on the 14 bolt from the factory. They used drum style hats inside the rotor similar to the ford explorer.

I have a set of caliper brackets from a '99 and for that matter can cut the mounting plate off the axle tube also. The calipers and rotors can be had from any GM dealer. Not a cheap way but it would work. PM if you need more info.
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i'd just go with the one above /\ how often have you had the inspecter look under yr vehicle. besides yr the po-po make him give you a sticker or bust him for the drugs under the register...
Damn.... was it that obvious?
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I've got a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500, D60 front axle, GM 14 bolt rear axle, with disk brakes. The 14 bolt didn't come with an e-brake, and I have to have to have one to pass vehicle inspections.

I've been searching on the site for the past hour.... Haven't found anything in regards to an e-brake kit that I can slap on what I've got. I've read about some Cadi calipers, that generally suck, so I'd rather avoid that.

Sounds like I need a driveline e-brake. I know NOTHING about driveline e-brakes, other than they're aparently my only option. I've seen the pinion brakes on Rockwells, but not for a 14 bolt. I've read about some on the tranny, some on the t-case etc.... I don't know where to start with my setup.

I don't care what it looks like, I just needs to work! I've got 13" of lift, and 41x14.50 tires, so it's got a bit to hold. ANY and ALL help is GREATLY appreciated!
I used a kit from Lokar:

http://www.lokar.com/interior_pages/..._concables.htm

I only needed a "connector" between the existing pedal in the cab and the rear axle
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Anyone familiar with a line lock brake?
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I like mine. Is it legal? I got a Biondo electric one. Simple install, works great
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I like mine. Is it legal? I got a Biondo electric one. Simple install, works great
Cool, I'll check into it. Sick Ram bro.
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:45 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I used a kit from Lokar:

http://www.lokar.com/interior_pages/..._concables.htm

I only needed a "connector" between the existing pedal in the cab and the rear axle

Uhh...he needs a whole system not just the cables.

If you have some fab skilz..make your own. (That's good to know that a driveline e brake is legal in TX...I might do this)
Get a small brake rotor (mini bike or similar) and use a willwood manual "spot" caliper. Not sure if this will work with a 231HD slip yoke though...probably need a flange.

I'm trying to figure out how to fit them inside a my rotors, but I might try a driveline E-brake.

Like this:

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MECHANICAL SPOT CALIPER
Features single piston floating housing which permits use in small,
compact applications. Ideal for parking brake. Mechanical
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120-2373 RIGHT $62.94
120-2374 LEFT $62.94
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150-5982 SPOT $7.29

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I don't offer a bolt on kit- But can sell parts- the flange and rotor and caliper if needed- Jess
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How is everyone hooking these up?? I need ideas for my T Woods set up.
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I paid my guy an extra 20 and it passed with no probs. Its much cheaper doing that, than getting it fixed. Im on my third inspection with no e - brake and it still isnt close to the rediculous cost of parts GM wants to fix it. This is not a DD that sees alot of road action just fyi....im not THAT guy.
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I've seen similar mechanical calipers like that wilwood that are big enough to fit on a regular rotor. Mount it behind/infront of your hydraulic calipers and you'll have wheel e brakes.
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I've seen similar mechanical calipers like that wilwood that are big enough to fit on a regular rotor. Mount it behind/infront of your hydraulic calipers and you'll have wheel e brakes.
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