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Line Lock?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by laketex, May 21, 2001.

  1. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    Anyone here use one? I think I might install one to work as a backup to my e brakes and for use on the trail. What brand do you run? Ever try the JC Whitney one? And how much bleed off/will it hold a fullsize rig? Thanks

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    This sounds like the ticket for winching w/ an auto trans. Can't leave it in gear like you 465 guys.

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    yep actually very good for winching cuz now I can lock all 4 tires from rolling. Better than just the back two[​IMG]

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  5. laketex

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    Thanks burt, that's the kind of info I was looking for. I've heard good and bad things about the jc whitney el cheapo units so I think I'm looking to go for the more expensive and better quality "forklift type". Thanks for taking the time. And damn, your cab looks good...gotta get a cage in mine.

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    forgive my lack of knowledge...but what exactly is a line lock, and what do you use it for? thanks
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    It's ok. What do you expect when you drive an exploder [​IMG] hah j/k !

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  8. laketex

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    It's like an ebrake but uses the brake fluid in the lines to push up and lock the brakes on the front end. You see them a lot on forklifts for the ebrake on them. They say that it's not for extended use and that some bleed off may occur but usually that's no problem. Like these guys said, they're useful for many things including keeping yourself anchored while winching someone, auxilary e braking, or I could imagine using it in an emergency situation upon brake failure for some reason. Of course, if your lines are cut, they're cut and the line lock will be useless then as well. It's not recommended that they're used for exclusive emergency brakes, or are they accepted as such by law. But until I can fab up some trick brackets to make my ebrakes work, I may use it that way [​IMG][​IMG]

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    could you line lock all four tires?? i use these line locks all the time out here on our farm we have them on hister (sp)
    Bale wagons and even 2 of our big trucks but dont feal liek looking at them to see how they are hooked up =-) we have the micro ones

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    Won't work at all for emergency use, you must be able to pressurize the lines before "locking" it. The means hitting the brakes, engaging the lock, then release the brakes and the lock effectively make it as if you were still pressing the brake since it does not let the pressurized fluid bleed back into the reservoir.

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    Usually you put a line lock in the single line running to the back brakes. It's just a valve that prevents the fluid from moving when engaged. I suppose you could put one on each of the lines from the master cylinder and lock all 4 tires but it would take at least two.

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    oh yeah good point, wtf was i thinking....



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    Mico is a great source for all hydrolic parts.
    They do have dual brake locks that will lock all 4 tires.
    Here is a link to the PDF document that has all the line locks they offer plus the different types of brake systems and how the line locks work with them.
    http://www.burt4x4.coloradok5.com
     
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    I'de like too have one on the front so i could lock all four brakes.And when my tires waer out before i go get some new ons i could roast the hell out of the old ones.Something about tire smoke that appeals too me.
     
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    thats a good point you could rost the living snot out of the rear wheels

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    Yea you sure could. The drag cars use the button kind to lock the front tires, they get thoes suckers smoken then hit the button to relase the fronts and the car starts moving forward while doing smoke signals rubber style[​IMG]!!
    I have not heard anything about the chepo types so duno if they are worth trying out or not??

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