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Old March 17th, 2011, 19:06
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e-brake / roll control

Anyone have experience with their e-brake not holding well? I've got Ford Explorer disc brakes on the back of my '94 (auto) with a D44 . I replaced the e-brake shoes, adjusted, re-adjusted, and adjusted some more. Still wimpy. I've been using "P" as my e-brake but would rather have a good working real e-brake.

My question: I'm going to install a line lock / roll control but was wondering if I should use it on the front brakes? That way I will have 4 wheel e-brakes when I put it in P.

Mostly use it for trails. Not a DD.
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Old March 17th, 2011, 21:42
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Re: e-brake / roll control

My E-Brake on two seperate XJ's with ford 8.8 discs has held solid.


I run Sam Biondo line locks front and rear (two units, 1 switch). They work very well; most of the time that I use them, I am winching someone and have them locked so I can be outside but still 'hold the brake'. They do draw about an amp each, and generate some heat - I would not use them for a long term parking brake, but have had them on for an hour or so at a time with no problems.

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Old March 17th, 2011, 22:43
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Re: e-brake / roll control

Never thought about running 2 line locks.... great idea. The e-brakes on the Explorer may work fine, but for some reason when fitted to a D44 conversion they really suck. Might have to do with leverage / pivot points??

I wasn't planning on using it for a "parking brake". It's only for temporary use like what you described.

Anyway, thanks for the tip.
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Old March 18th, 2011, 06:15
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Re: e-brake / roll control

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Never thought about running 2 line locks.... great idea. The e-brakes on the Explorer may work fine, but for some reason when fitted to a D44 conversion they really suck. Might have to do with leverage / pivot points??

I wasn't planning on using it for a "parking brake". It's only for temporary use like what you described.

Anyway, thanks for the tip.

My first was on a d44, the current one is on a d60.

It is probably the way your cables are adjusted?
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Old March 18th, 2011, 07:25
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It is probably the way your cables are adjusted?
I think you're right, but I've been trying to adjust it so they work, but no luck. My friend has the same setup and he has the same problem.
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I think you're right, but I've been trying to adjust it so they work, but no luck. My friend has the same setup and he has the same problem.
I seem to recall doing some tweaking to the rod the cables feed into, but I don't remember what. If I get some free time, I'll dig through my photos and see if i have anything of help.
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Re: e-brake / roll control

keep in mind line locks dont hold forever. they will bleed off and loose pressure.
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