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Mechanical line lock?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TXsizeK5, Jun 11, 2003.

  1. TXsizeK5

    TXsizeK5 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone have a link? I see a bunch off summit racing, but not sure if they are mechanical... my buddy tells me linelocks will bleed off after a matter of time, so its not good to use them as e-brakes? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    A company called MICO makes some...

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    I wouldnt use one for an e-brake. i wouldnt want all that pressure in brake system all the time, you are begging things to go bad.
     
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    yup www.mico.com has all kinds of hydrolic line locks and such. I bought their Lever-Lock. I think manual type line locks are better than the push button kind in a 4x4. The lever lock can be slowly released were as the button kind it's eather on or off. I use my lever lock alot! /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    so its not good to use them as e-brakes?

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    The 'e' in e-brake is for emergency. They need to be mechanical so that the vehicle will still have some means of slowing itself in the event of a complete hydraulic failure. A line lock depends on the system being able to create pressure in the hydraulic lines before the lock can be applied.

    To use a line lock just as a parking brake, you need to keep your hydraulic system in perfect condition. Even a tiny leak at a wheel cylinder will bleed off the pressure and let your truck roll away. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    A company called MICO makes some...


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    Mico does not make mech ones.
     
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    Mico does not make mech ones.

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    What do you mean? Of coarse they do, I have one.
    he did say "Mechanical Line Lock" not mechanical e brake.
    The Mico Lever lock I am using only locks the line pressure to my front tires( you can hook it up anyway you like). The leverlock cames with a low pressure warning switch that you can hook to a buzzer or light to warn you when the pressure is fading. No , I would not trust it overnight and such blead off will happen in time and leaving the calipers presurized for long periods of time will kill the seals for sure.
     

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