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Would like to move XT6 handbrake to rear.
Posted 22 July 2003 - 09:19 AM
Posted 22 July 2003 - 11:24 AM
I did some searching over on specialstage.com and found a guy that plumbed his rear brake line through an old fiero master cylinder, welded up a bracket for it, and attached the actuator pin to his handbrake handle. Unfortunately it didn't include any more detail.
Hehe, could leave the booster attached in case of multiple hairpins!
Posted 22 July 2003 - 12:10 PM
Posted 22 July 2003 - 03:52 PM
Posted 22 July 2003 - 04:13 PM
Just an idea.
As far as the rears on an xt6 I would imagine Legacy or Impreza stuff would work and thats rear e-brake. The legacy I had (90) had an inner drum for the e-brake and a outer rear disc brake. Was neat.
Posted 22 July 2003 - 04:20 PM
With the EA81...
A front park brake is a good thing:p
You could force power away from a lifted front wheel! :evil:
I locked my rears and am considering spliting my front park brakes to more accurately control wheel slippage in the air (since I can't seem to keep them on the ground anyway).
My Hatch has "Dual Diagonal braking" Hill holder would hold one front wheel and the opposite rear. Might be hard to get around that for just the rears:mad:
My two cents,
82 Hatch-Rhino Buggy conversion
Posted 22 July 2003 - 04:21 PM
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Posted 22 July 2003 - 04:30 PM
Posted 22 July 2003 - 08:18 PM
The transmission on the rallycars are switched through the handbrake to unlock(?) the rear as not to throw the gears out the bottom.<span style="text-decoration:underline"> I could be wrong.</span>
Would look into how the transmission would handle the abrupt halt of the rear wheels at speed.
Not trying to dissuade you from trying it, let me know what you find out, I've got an RX that could benefit if it doesn't destroy the gearbox.
If you are looking at pendelum swings for tight hairpins, could I interest you in some left foot braking off throttle?
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edit for token rallycross picture
Posted 22 July 2003 - 10:48 PM
I THINK the rear drivetrain issue has been solved already. Normally the TCU feeds a 50Hz-ish 12v PWM signal to the hydraulic solenoid that controls the clutch that locks the rear driveshaft to the automatic transmission output shaft. This allows some slip. The more power that it wants to transfer, the smaller the pulse width. If I cut the signal entirely, I get full power to the rear wheels. And if I feed it pure 12v, it's completely disengaged if you don't count the small amount that get's transferred by the fluid between the plates. That's what the FWD fuse does is it just feeds it 12v directly.
I figure I could just use the switch that's already on the handbrake for the indicator to feed the clutch pack 12v as soon as it leaves it's rest position.
Pull Handbrake = FWD, release handbrake = 4WD
Posted 23 July 2003 - 01:09 AM
Oh wait, I just finished reading Beavis' last post, which makes my post kind of useless, Oh well I'll post anyways
Posted 23 July 2003 - 11:27 AM
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