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post #1 of 10 Old 05-24-2013, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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CJ Parking/foot brake to hand brake conversion

has anyone done this? I kinda hate the parking brake on the CJ's and would much prefer having a Wrangler (or something similar) hand brake on the transmission tunnel. I'm looking for ideas and a rough idea of costs.

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post #2 of 10 Old 05-24-2013, 09:31 AM
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I've been thinking about going to one of these.



www.estopp.com

Beat it to fit, paint it to match!

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post #3 of 10 Old 05-24-2013, 09:37 AM
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I believe it is from a tj. I didn't do it so don't know a lot about it. If you have any questions about it just ask and I'll do my best to answer.
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post #4 of 10 Old 05-24-2013, 09:39 AM
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Videos

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post #5 of 10 Old 05-24-2013, 11:33 AM
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I would think about $10.00 for the lever and cables from pick and pull. All it is is a simple lever to move cables one foot actuated one hand operated.
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post #6 of 10 Old 05-24-2013, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys, especially for the pics from Jack718 . I've been looking at ebay and the Wrangler assembly is cheap enough at $25-$40.
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post #7 of 10 Old 05-24-2013, 09:25 PM
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I don't think i would EVER use that system

1.the parking brake demo was done on a vehicle with an automatic trans that appears as if they left it in park

2. In the video it says to put it on the FRONT wheels how do you do that? and that is so wrong you want to lock up the rears keep the vehicle straight duh

3. system is slow 5-10 seconds to engage fully lets just say the brakes failed by the time you would stop you would be trunk deep into the car in front of you.

4. I have realized after setting the manual parking brake that the pedal travels farther than it should and realize that the rear brakes are out of adjustment by how far the pedal goes down

I wonder if this product has been dot tested and or crash safety rated as an acceptable replacement for a mechanical pedal or hand lever.
what happens if there is an electrical problem with the system does it turn on a light Yes it is cool but I'd never use it or trust it!!


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I've been thinking about going to one of these.



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post #8 of 10 Old 05-25-2013, 12:07 AM
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Watch the video again.. its in neutral.

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post #9 of 10 Old 05-25-2013, 01:23 AM
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Q: Is the E-Stopp DOT certified?
A: Yes and No, the DOT only certifies brake hoses and calipers.
We have spoken to them and have their blessing.

Still, I would have a hard time trusting an electrical device in an emergency on a CJ... Too many water leaks!
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post #10 of 10 Old 05-25-2013, 04:49 PM
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Being that the E-brake on my CJ has not worked in 15 years, anything would be an improvement

Beat it to fit, paint it to match!

Wheel, Wrench, Repeat.
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