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post #1 of 21 Old 01-28-2009, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Emergency brake cable too short.

I recently got myself an 85 CJ7, it's got Full Traction 5.5 SOA lift. I have never owned a jeep....never wanted one but my wife did. She wanted a Wrangler and I thought I would get a CJ because there aren't that many around and now I will probably always own a Jeep! Anyway, the emergency brake cable is too short and I would like to get the brake working. Any recommendations? Thanks.

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post #2 of 21 Old 01-28-2009, 02:28 PM
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Which cable is too short? - there's 3 on a CJ - front, driver rear, or passenger rear.
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post #3 of 21 Old 01-28-2009, 02:54 PM
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A simple option for a SOA set up using stock cables. I run all stock e-brake cables. I had to reroute the pass and drivers side brake cables through the springs where I have enough flex in them when needed. I also cut the original tub mount in under the center of the tub and just zip tied it until I make a bracket an bolt it to the tub. That was a year ago, so it is way low on the list right now.

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post #4 of 21 Old 01-28-2009, 03:04 PM
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If you have purchased a CJ with a SOA the rear drivers side would have been too short to reach the brake drum after the axle flip and they are often left off. The rear passenger side should still be long enough, but you must have to drivers side to tie into it for it to work. The only option I found is to buy the longer rear passenger side cable (any parts store can get you one) and put a gentle loop in it, being sure not to kink it, find a place to afix it with some plastic quik ties where it will be out of the way. If this is the case I can email you a pic or 2 of what I did. I've done this on several CJ SOA's and it's always worked flawlessly.
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post #5 of 21 Old 01-28-2009, 05:14 PM
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I think these will work better

stock right CJ cable is sheath 52.75" and total length 61.25"

YJ - 87-90 Right side
Crown number 52004706
omix-ada number 16730.18
sheath 58" total length 66.5"
http://www.jeepoutfitter.com/brakes-...cable-409.html

stock left CJ cable is sheath 24.13" and total 33.63"

YJ - 91-95 left cable is
crown number 52007523
omix-ada number 16730.21
sheath is 26.87"
total length is 39.5"
http://www.jeepoutfitter.com/brakes-...cable-407.html

I did a lot of research and this is what I have picked out to put on my SOA CJ. I have not bought them yet so all I have to go on are the numbers I could scratch up on the web.
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post #6 of 21 Old 01-28-2009, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the help. So it looks like the YJ cables are the way to go? I know that the pasenger and drivers side are not hooked up. He told me that the driver's side was too short. I took the next 2 days off to work on the Jeep. Thanks again and I am looking forward to learning jeeps!

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post #7 of 21 Old 02-02-2009, 05:34 PM
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Has anyone tried the YJ cables on their CJ? I was told by a quadratec rep that they weren't interchangeable. My driver side cable is so tight I can't push the parking brake peddle in so I'm looking for an alternative too. Thanks!
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post #8 of 21 Old 02-02-2009, 06:09 PM
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Well I have seen several write ups where people with lifted XJ's changed to YJ passenger side e-brake cables. The ends on the XJ cables are the same as the ends on the CJ cables. So to say they are not interchangeable might mean that you have to modify something. Welcome to Jeep land. Nothing fits without some cutting, hammering and cussing. It's part of the game.
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I am almost finished with my frame swap onmy CJ7 I put in all new E brake cables and the cable from the pedal to the bracket where the other two cables join is to short.. it just makes it but there is not enough thread to put a nut on. am I supposed to put some tension on it to bring it closer? Wouldnt that engade the brakes? what should i do.. Is there an extender i can tread onto it to make it about an inch longer? any advise?
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post #10 of 21 Old 04-08-2009, 02:07 AM
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I was concerned about this when I was doing my SOA. Prior to doing it I spoke with a rep from inline tube when I got my fuel lines. I was told they make custom brake cables. He told me all they would need is the measurements. I didnt get a price on them. And ended up going a rear disc so I never tried them out. Might be worth a call?
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post #11 of 21 Old 04-08-2009, 06:48 AM
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I am almost finished with my frame swap onmy CJ7 I put in all new E brake cables and the cable from the pedal to the bracket where the other two cables join is to short.. it just makes it but there is not enough thread to put a nut on. am I supposed to put some tension on it to bring it closer? Wouldnt that engade the brakes? what should i do.. Is there an extender i can tread onto it to make it about an inch longer? any advise?
Nope, you have something in the wrong place from the sound of it. That front cable should not be affected by a frame swap.... Is your tub in the right place?

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The tub sits a bit higher now
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The tub sits a bit higher now
Is the pedal all the way up? They hang down with no cable on them to pull them back up.

Other that that, you may have to move the bracket up to get the slack.

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I just recently finished going SOA on my '84 CJ-7.

I used stock passenger side CJ cables for both sides.
On the drivers side I made a gentle loop and zip tied it to keep it out of the way.
works good so far!

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I too struggled with the driver's side cable being too short with my 1" body lift and 4.5 suspension lift. Not to mention the fact that I have SSBC disc brakes on the rear now.

The idea to use a second passenger's side cable is great. I will fall back to that if my idea falls through, but here is what I am going to do:

This is a kit where you can make your own cables. Kind of expensive, but I hope to end up with a a couple of nice custom rear cables.

Lokar EC-80FUTB - Lokar Floor Mount Emergency Brake Cables-Overview – SummitRacing.com

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