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Rear drive line brake?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by FOR MUD, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. FOR MUD

    FOR MUD 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I was thinking of using a rear drive line brake on my truck , and was wondering if anyone knows what to use [ rotor , caliper ] ? I see High Angle has a E-brake kit , don't know if strong enough . The truck is not run on the road . 205 transfer case . 44" boggers , dual CV drive shaft
     
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    as a service brake or e-brake?

    My worry wouldn't even be road safety but even offroad safety. Brake a u-joint or bend a driveshaft and you no longer have rear brakes. Not to mention you'd have to use a prop valve and take a lot of power away from the caliper. Otherwise your rears would lock up way before the fronts(way more mechanical advantage than the fronts). Also thats a lot of force on the case of a 205. No expert on how thick they are though. E-brakes get away with it before they are just dealing with holding the vehicle where it is, not stopping it in an emergency(at least thats all I think those kits are really intended for).

    though on the pro side, If you are running deep mud it will keep the brake out of the mud some more.
     
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    I was planing on running a adj prop valve and truning the rear down low . The main reason I was going to do this was Iwas going to change the off set of my rims in some more and will run out room for the calipers [ 15'' beadlocks]
     
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    what I've heard from reading on pirate with guys that have pinion brakes, the play in the setup causes noise. Now add a driveshaft to that, its probably gonna be noisy. But most guys mud trucks aren't the tightest/"nicest" things so I doubt you care about that.
     
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    I get worryed if I don't hear any noises . Some of the best things are nice and tight !!!
     
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    haha, I know what you mean on both counts. When my trucks are nice and quiet I wonder what fell off...
     

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