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Need e-brake help

can someone take a picture of the connector where the 2 cables from the axle come and attach to the cable thats attached to the pedal? I need to make kinda a hybrid e-brake cable



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that is with the 9"? more pics...

where are you going to do the ebrake?
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that is with the 9"? more pics...

where are you going to do the ebrake?
there's like a 6" block in there

but the ruff stuff u-bolts weren't long enough and they had the blocks with u-bolts laying around so they leveled it out for free.

what do you mean where? I'm gonna try pulling the brake cables off the 9" and put the 8.8 cables in there because the new cables are wayyy too long. whats worse is my inspection has been out for like 7 months so i need to hurry up and get it done.
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haha yeah my inspection has been up for a couple of months now too. Those pictures work for you? i can go grab some more if you need em
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when do you work today? I can bring by the tires and check it out.

they sorta work, I need to go out there with the cables and look to see what I have goin on
I have a sht ton of slack on the cable from the pedal back, how do i take that out?

Zach, what did you do for an e-brake cable?
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i work three until a little after six.

my chiltons manual is allot of help, lol ""

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The parking brake system on all models is completely self adjusting. no means of manual adjustment is provided
there is a section about replacing the cable. what are you trying to figure out? it has stuff for adjusting the tension of the cable and some stuff like that
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there's no self adjustment for this much slack i don't think lol

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Could you not just pull out as much slack as you can and then crimp something on there so it won't slide back through the connector piece?
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I'm not sure how you mean?
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ebrake? what ebrake. i say this to inspections
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snip the cable. slide both ends into something like this and crimp it closed. then just cut off the extra. haha that is allot of slack!
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Hope you get your truck going soon, Matt. I can't wait to see that badboy in action!!
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it drives, but it has 3.50s or 3.55s in the axle so its a DOG!

people complain about 4.10s and 3.73s with 33s.. imagine 35s on a 9"(that takes 2-3% more power to turn) with 3.50s not to mention my engine is dying, its got like no power and in gear on a small incline it wont hold the truck it lurches down the hill.. time to start building another 4.0, small turbo anyone? *dreams*


do you have that tool? where do i get one?
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i dont have the tool, but i imagine that you can use some kind of pliars. or pick one up at autozone then return it after you use it
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ebrake? what ebrake. i say this to inspections
i don't had Park

leaving it in gear doesn't work too well
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