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Disconnecting Front Handbrake


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#1 rxleone

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 02:34 PM

Hey guys,

I've got a 1989 DL Wagon, EA82 Carb 5sp DR

The 4 Wheel handbrake is handy sometimes, but for me, I just wanna have fun, (which might mean sliding the rump roast around a little :P) so I was wondering if anyone knew how to disconnect the front brakes from the handbrake mechanism without messing with the normal braking of the car or rendering the entire handbrake useless...

Any help would be appreciated.

#2 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 02:38 PM

They aren't 4 wheel hand-brake's. They only work on the front wheels so if you disconnect them you won't have a parking brake at all.

If you do the rear disc brake conversion and use calipers from a 240 SX you can rig up a rear parking brake.

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 01:41 AM

Really? Only 2-wheel? ************ and all this time I've been thinking they're four!

Can you elaborate on which hubs and discs to use?

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 01:55 AM

I'd leave the brakes alone and just pop it in 4WD and power slide it around!

4-Wheel Drift is fun as hell.

But thats me :)
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#5 mudduck

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 10:17 AM

Having the handbeake on the front is great. If the regular system fails, you can always stop the car with the handbrake fairly easily.

#6 Dirk

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 02:41 PM

Dude, with so much unsealed road in this country you can have heaps of fun without bothering about the handbrake!:)

I agree with Tom, flick it into 4wd and hit the dirt tracks.:burnout:

#7 rxleone

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 03:58 PM

Ha I already do, I'm out the backroads and rivers every weekend! Just always is a bit fun to swing the back out aye? :D

#8 rguyver

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 09:04 PM

you may think its a 4 wheel e-brake because the locked 4wd not awd , when you apply the e-brake and lock up the front it forces the rear to lock up because there is no center diff on the older cars , same goes for the VLSD center diff when you apply the rear e-brake in a EJ car you will be slowing the front wheels a little bit too , some thing to think about when you drift an EJ car so you dont under steer in to the ditch :banana: STI's open up the DCCD center diff when you use the e brake for drifty fun :grin:

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 11:12 AM

If you learn how to do it right, you don't really need the rear ebrake to drift.

I preffer to have the e-brake on the front for emergency and for the fact that on a slippery slope the stopped wheels are the ones with more weight on them.

Additionally, you can seperate the two cables to each use a seperate lever for each. This allows you to lock a freespinning(unloaded) wheel and transfer power to the one on the ground still to get over obstacles. It allows a fair amount of brake steering in the mud.

#10 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 02:24 PM

With the addition of the 240 SX rear calipers you could have 4 individual brake lever's.... though I'm not at all sure where I would put them :-\

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 06:26 PM

With the addition of the 240 SX rear calipers you could have 4 individual brake lever's.... though I'm not at all sure where I would put them :-\

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Some up there, some down there, some on the sides. Levers galor! :lol:

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