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What is a line lock brake and would it work as a E-brake?
« on: Dec 21, 2007, 07:50:43 PM »
 I need e-brake other than stock.  My only other option is a t-case e-brake.  I like the idea of a line lock brake.  Would this work the same as an e-brake/t-case brake?

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I have both 'transfer case E brake' and line lock which works by locking the brake fluid, when applied, together they work well.
However the line lock like any 'valve' could fail, something you don't want when trying to keep your rig from rolling during repairs.  :_order:
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a line lock is temporary... it can not hold the vehicle for extended amounts of time
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One of the guys in my club is using a line lock as a parking brake, I am not sure how much I would trust it though. I would be worried it would leak down over time. I work in the oilfield so I don't trust valves to work as promised as much as most ;).


If it was me I would look into the transfer case parking brake. I trust something mechanical over longer period than I would something hydraulic.
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I have both and the linelocks do not hold after a short while.  I would go with the t-case e-brake or both. :twocents:
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Would not use the line locks for a long period of time. But they do work well.

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Thanks for everyones input,

I guess If I have to do one or the other it will be the t-case brake.  Just wish marlin would come out with one.

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Microlocks (linelock) work great, they will lock all 4 wheels and as long as your system is in excellent condition you have nothing to worry about. Any leaks in the system though and they will release and that means your vehicle could roll away. They are most commonly used for recovery work in the towing industry or for any winching operation. They are not good as an emergancy brake.
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linelocks are only designed to hold line pressure for short periods of time and use an electric solenoid for operation , they will work but would I use one ? no
Micos are basically the same thing but are mechanical to hold line pressure. would I use one? yes and no, as rs said if your system is sound there wouldn't be a problem.

best bet, factory ebrake, tcase brake or rear disc conversion w/integrated park brake ;)

 
 
 
 
 

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