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Old 05-05-2012, 01:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Tips and tricks for making a Driveline E-Brake work better?

Okay guys, I was wondering if I could ask for some help?

I have a High Angle Driveline E-Brake on my 2 speed Atlas and it is a nice solution but it really has never held enough for my liking.

I am using the above mentioned brake with a E-Brake handle from my ZJ. I was wondering if anyone had some rules of thumb for setup, basic successful parts list or any other suggestions is setting one up?

I have though about doing late model calipers and e-brake backing plates on my 14 bolt but I would rather get this working than spend more money on more parts.

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Old 05-05-2012, 05:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you have a picture of how it's set up? It's possible the cable isn't pulling at the most advantage. You want the cable to be pulling perpendicular to the lever arm to get maximum clamp force.
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It takes a good solid 2-1 pull ratio to make it grab well - Do you have a picture of the type of lever your using ? Jess
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hey Jess,

I have been meaning to call you also regarding this. I had been using the foot pedal from a 90's bronco and that worked great, but I am building a new rig now.

I thought you gave me some non-lokar options a few years ago when I got it. Do you have any recommendations for a junkyard hand lever style ebrake that applies enough pressure?
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Don't use a toyota lever or Sami - there both 1-1 - but many others are good the foot pedal units usually give enough also , If you have a hard time finding one , We have a few surplus adjustable pull mounted levers left .
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I will have to find a photo for this. I have a feeling my setup would be considered a 1:1 ratio.

Are than anyways to get to a 2:1 ratio?

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If you cannot find one we have a few surplus levers that may help -Jess
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i used a TJ ratcheting e-brake handle. seems to clamp pretty tight. I havent had a chance to park on a hill with it or do a front dig, but i couldnt budge it with a cheater bar once it was clamped.

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When the pad was thrashed on my High Angle kit I reworked mine to hold a wilwood caliper similar to this one. It worked pretty well, but that may have only been an improvement because I redid the pull handle setup at the same time.
http://www.amazon.com/Wilwood-120-22.../dp/B002G37IRM





I just modified the stock YJ parking brake assy.

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i used a TJ ratcheting e-brake handle. seems to clamp pretty tight. I havent had a chance to park on a hill with it or do a front dig, but i couldnt budge it with a cheater bar once it was clamped.

I really like this. Get rid of the cable and the coresponding stretch. My ZJ handle is just like your TJ one.

I am using a universal cable from McMaster similar to those found here: http://www.mcmaster.com/#push/pull-c...-cable/=hho6y8

I am not sure what specs though for it has been so long since I installed it.

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If you cannot find one we have a few surplus levers that may help -Jess
Jess I may take you up on this offer.

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Old 11-13-2012, 05:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Do the HighAngle calipers adjust any? I have a lot of slack to take up when using my TJ handle.

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