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E-brake cable binding under droop... What to do?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TruckNutzDude, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. TruckNutzDude

    TruckNutzDude 1/2 ton status

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    When I did my 64" spring swap I gained 6" of lift and a lot of suspension travel. I still have my emergency brake cables hooked up and they work while the truck is level. I noticed when I let the suspension droop, the short cable binds up and limits travel and locks up the brake (not good!) I have a manual transmission so I think the parking brake will be a nice feature to have. What do I do about the short side (drivers side) cable binding? Can I drop the mount on the frame down a few inches or is it possible to just use just the passanger side cable (welded rear diff /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif) I need your opinions on what to do. I just might ditch the whole setup and run a line lock in the future... but that costs money... and I have none of that. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    I don't see why you couldn't run a long passenger cable on the driver's side. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. TruckNutzDude

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    I may look into that. I was also thinking of getting some cables meant for a short bed or long bed truck but I don't know if they are longer or the same size. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif I doubt the passanger side cable will work though since they have different ends on them.
     

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