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Thread: Parking Brake Upgrade.......
07-20-2012, 11:42 AM #1
Parking Brake Upgrade.......
Does anyone know if a aftermarket kit is available? I'm sick of not having a working parking brake !!!! For god's sake its a truck it's supposed to have a parking brake..... I know there are many of us running without one because we are tired of spending money on new shoes and cables for something that just doesn't hold up.
07-23-2012, 09:58 PM #2
I've never had any problems with the factory one holding/working with everything adjusted properly....Joseph
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07-25-2012, 05:31 PM #3
Even when it's properly adjusted if you use your brake everyday as I do (IE: Driveway is not flat) ......it doesn't last long enough in my opinion. I'm looking for a setup that doesn't require more than a pad or a shoe every time it needs fixing as these do.
07-25-2012, 06:28 PM #4
I think the setup using rotors and disks at all 4 corners is the best way to go.
Using this setup, the rear rotor (called a top hat) has a a built in drum that is used only by the parking brake. There is a single shoe that is activated by the parking brake pedal.Ray
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07-26-2012, 01:39 AM #5
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