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Anyone running a line lock?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Waxer, Dec 18, 2001.

  1. Waxer

    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    I'm looking to get a line lock for each brake circuit after doing the rear disc brake conversion on my 14 bolt. To hell with them Caddy calipers :)

    Has anyone had any experience with the Electrical solenoid line lock kits? How do they work? If I disconnect the battery will the line lock remain locked? These are my concerns. Thanks in advance.

    Crawlin the rocks with my K5
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.rockreadyk5.com>http://www.rockreadyk5.com</a>
     
  2. pcorssmit

    pcorssmit 1/2 ton status

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    The electric line locks (thats some company's name for it, B&amp;M, maybe?) cannot be used as a parking brake as they are not designed for continous use and will burn up. You can use a manual one for a park brake, but not an e-brake.

    Pete


    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
    '97 Dodge 2500 4x4 CC LB Sport, Cummins 5 spd
     
  3. Waxer

    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    Thats what I figured. Any ideas where I can find one of these manual ones? I heard you can either get one with a lever or one that uses a key for security.

    Crawlin the rocks with my K5
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.rockreadyk5.com>http://www.rockreadyk5.com</a>
     
  4. Chris Demartini

    Chris Demartini 1/2 ton status

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    <font color=blue>I dont like these things. They're great for 1/4 mile cars, but for trucks your better off saving up to get a mechanical parking brake. All these do is hold line pressure, and I've seen them give out on the trail while the truck was parked (not pretty)
     
  5. 8_YOUR_H2

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    JC Whitney sells them. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.jcwhitney.com/product.jhtml?CATID=14754&amp;BQ=jcw2>www.jcwhitney.com/product.jhtml?CATID=14754&amp;BQ=jcw2</a>. I am doing the exact same thing. I am still debating where I am going to mount them...May become a pain re routing all of the lines...
     
  6. Burt4x4

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    I use a Mico LeverLock http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Burt4x4
     

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