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E brake

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by cegusman, Dec 30, 2001.

  1. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    I am installing a rough country 4' lift and was wondering if there was a way to extend the e brake line, Looks like if I hook it up it will be fine but if I flex it will brake, is there a solution?

    Houston, TX
     
  2. Sparky87k5

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    Are you sure you'll stretch it that far. I installed a 3" lift and I ended up with plenty of cable length. If you're sure you need longer cables, measure your present length, note the style of ends on the cable and go to NAPA. They have a book with all the dimensions and part numbers. When I converted to disc brakes on the rear 14BFF, I had to replace one cable with a longer one to make the Cad E-brakes work correctly. NAPA came thru for me.

    87 K5, 427BBC,D60 & 14BFF, NV4500, NP208, TSM disc's,
     
  3. wakedog

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    sparky, how did you hook up the ebrake cable and do you happen to have the part # for the other cable, i currently have tsm discs on mine with caddy calipers and have not figured out how to get the e brake to work. Thanks

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  4. Sparky87k5

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    Like I said, I just took my old cable to NAPA and they matched me up with a cable about a foot longer. I believe it was for an extended cab pickup, but not sure of part # or year.
    I mounted my calipers so the cables went over the top of the axle and pointed straight down to connect up to the e-brake actuators.

    87 K5, 427BBC,D60 & 14BFF, NV4500, NP208, TSM disc's,
     
  5. COYOTE35

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    left mine alone when i installed my 4" lift and never had a problem (4 years). only had a problem whin i did an axle swap.

    Whats wrong with big and wide?
     
  6. cegusman

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    Sorry forgot to mention I just swaped in a 14 bolt ff

    Houston, TX
     
  7. 1bigk10

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    Chevy used an e-brake cable on some of their cars that was about 4' to 5' in length I dont know the part# but these cables are available through napa I am running 15" of lift and can flex my truck to about 940 on a 30% ramp and these worked perfect for me.

    1982 K10 Silverado. [​IMG] 327 SHPE powerplant SM465/205,15"custom lift 38.5"TSL/SWAMPERS 12boltrearD44 front,3.73 gears.
     

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