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How are your cutting brakes set up?

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by Seventy4Blazer, Oct 28, 2002.

  1. Seventy4Blazer

    Seventy4Blazer 3/4 ton status

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    i found a hydraulic unit at a bug shop that would work gread with my disk brakes in the rear. made by CNC Inc. i cant find a link to one right now, but when i do i will post it. are your set up hydraulic or mechanical?
    any pictures?
    Grant
     
  2. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    Hydraulic, uses a CNC dual cylinder cutting brake. You might be able to see the cylinders in some of the interior shots on the website, but it's not much to see. Line in, 2 lines out, 2 levers. That's about all. Works good. Won't stop the truck but it'll lock up one wheel when I need it going slow. Or it lets me coast around downhill switchbacks pretty well too.
     
  3. Seventy4Blazer

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    thats JUST the one i was looking at. 103.00 a good price? or can you get me one cheaper?
    Grant
     
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    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    That's not a bad price, we don't carry them so I'd just buy it where you found it.
     
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    What is a cutting brake, and how does it work? Sorry dont want to act like the idiot, but I have always wondered what those two levers in Stephen's truck were for. Thanks
     
  6. Seventy4Blazer

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    in this case it is a hydraulic "fitting" for lack of a better word that acts normal under normal input of the brakes sending pressur to both rear wheels at an equal amount. when one handle is pulled is sends pressure to just that side. you can use them with or without using the brake pedal. more commonly called turning brakes.
    Grant
     
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    Is there an issue if you run a detroit locker?
     
  8. Seventy4Blazer

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    i dont know, i dont have a detroit nor are my cutting brakes set up yet, oh and i dont have a blazer that is more than %33 put together...
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    Grant
     
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    Or welded??
     
  10. Chaz88K5

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    i dont think it would work...the cutting break seems like it would only work if you had a ARB or some other kind of locker that you could disengage...if you have a detroit...both wheels will try to turn so you are defeting your pourpous...just lockin one rear wheel will do nothin
     
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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    ...if you have a detroit...both wheels will try to turn so you are defeting your pourpous sic ...just lockin one rear wheel will do nothin

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    This is true, if there is power to that axle. But with the ability to put power only to the front axle (ala trick transfer cases) the rear detroit will remain unlocked, and with a single rear tire locked up, you can basically pivot around it. Hence you have a drastically shortened turning radius.
     
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    i dident even think of that...oops..as much as i saw it used at moon rock at the cal rocs comp in reno..i should have noticed
     
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    Yup, detroit works fine as long as you don't give it power. Welded won't work but with a welded diff you could lock the whole rear axle and still use front wheel drive to pull yourself around pretty tight.
     

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