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What is this on the rear axle?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jjlaughner, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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  2. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    Is that thing tied into the rear brake lines? My 'yota has aomething like that. It's a load proportioning valve that, as more weight is added to the bed, and the springs compress, allows more brake fluid to the rears to help with stopping....or something like that. If it doesn't tie into the brake line, then I donno what that is. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  3. RaisedK5

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    looks like a brake proportioning valve, as teh load in the bed is increased, the suspention settles moving the valve and the pressure to the rear brakes is increased so they do more work. if its empty the brake presure is reduced so you dont' lock them up as easily.
     
  4. big83chevy4x4

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    im not sure of the proper name but it adjusts the brake proportioning depending how much weight you have in the back. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  5. jjlaughner

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    /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gifinteresting, never seen that before! /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
    It does have the brake lines tied into it now that I look at it again. It also connects to the rear axle at that top diffcover bolt. HUH
     
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    red x's.
    What's it look like?
     
  7. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    hahahaha
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  8. jjlaughner

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    hit refresh.. your browser didn't load them... /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
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  9. Resurrection_Joe

    Resurrection_Joe 1 ton status

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    Yeah seent hat a few times, on ORC
     
  10. garlicbreath

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    That is a special hitch for extreme truck pulls. The found out that by hooking the sled up to that mechanism, they could pull 2 times the weight! Ok, it's prolly a brake valve. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     

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