Transfer Case Brake or Line Lock

rawkerstatus Aug 12, 2015

  1. rawkerstatus

    rawkerstatus Bought an X Founding Member

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    hey guys i'm swapping out my rear axle for a Chevy 3/4 ton that has been converted to disc brakes. As far as an E-Brake what are you guys using? read different places about using a line lock but i'm not so sure as how it would affect the seals. im assuming if they were to go itd be a slow leak. as far as a TC brake is there anything available for ours?
     
  2. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    What's the factory e-brake on the Chevy axle?
     
  3. rawkerstatus

    rawkerstatus Bought an X Founding Member

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    it was converted to disc brakes and its gone now
     
  4. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    So most disc brake rear axles have one of two kinds of e-brake. There's either a drum brake under the hat of the disc or the caliper has a tap for the mechanical line to hold pressure on the caliper.
     
  5. rawkerstatus

    rawkerstatus Bought an X Founding Member

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    thanx guys. ive looked around and most recommend the mechanical line locker. uses the normal parking brake pedal that actuates a hydraulic actuator that then operates the calipers. in any case i havent found much as far as a TC brake.
     
  6. Prime

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    That's what I was trying to say. The cable pulls the arm which compresses the fluid in the caliper.
     
  7. Jbat

    Jbat First Fill-Up (of many)

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    I chose to run a line lock on mine but won't use it for extended periods of time. The El dorado calipers have the parking brake provision and fit most disc brake conversions. I chose to go with the non parking brake version mainly for cost
     
  8. rawkerstatus

    rawkerstatus Bought an X Founding Member

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    Which line lock did you use? I have two lines going to both calipers at the moment and am wondering if I should just drop a single line down to the rear axle from the MC.
     
  9. Jbat

    Jbat First Fill-Up (of many)

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    I used the B&M line lock, I mounted it up by the master cyl so I just have the one line running through it.
     
  10. rawkerstatus

    rawkerstatus Bought an X Founding Member

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    think you can get a few pics of the setup? trying to figure out how to route all the plumbing.
     

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