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mattxj
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Joined: 20 Jan 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MN

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:26 pm    Post subject: A FEW QUESTIONS....?????? Reply with quote

JUST WONDERING IF THE BRAKELINE ON PASSENGER SIDE OF REAR AXLE IS THE E-BRAKE LINE OR REAR DRUM LINE--THE ONE THAT HANGS DOWN?? IF IT IS, CAN IT BE DISCONNECTED, CUT OR REMOVED--SO AS TO NOT GET HUNG UP ON SOMETHING WHEN OUT WHEELIN?? I NEVER USE MY E-BRAKE. MY JEEP IS A 2001 XJ.
ALSO, DOES ANYONE RUN THE WHEEL SPACERS ON THERE XJ?? IF SO, HAVE YOU NOTICED ANY NEGATIVES ON RUNNING THEM??? THANK YOU, MATTXJ
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Toliver09
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Joined: 16 Oct 2007
Location: Central Illinois

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brake lines more times than not run along the topside of your rear axle. the E-Brake has two lines that run from each wheel hub and they run to a plate somewhere in the middle of the vehicle where the E-brake lever is connected to them. You can just remove the entire e-brake assembly so the cut lines dont hang down
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Brad The Best
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Joined: 14 Jan 2007
Location: Kamloops B.C Canada

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

your caps lock is on , if you look at your finger nail that is about the size of the piece of steel that keeps you in park .

just saying .

never had a e-brake line snag on a xj , there fairly well jammed up there .
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mattxj
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry all, I should probably rephrase my question. I have a brake line that loops down and back up to the rear passenger brake drum--I was curious if this was the e-brake line or the regular brake drum line??? Thanks for any input.
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Brad The Best
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the e-brake line is black , its big like 3/8" maybe 7/16"

the brake line is steel and about a 1/4"

the e-brake line goes to the bottom of the backing plate and the brake line goes to the top of the backing plate .
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adamzski
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Joined: 29 Oct 2007
Location: massachusetts

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i know what ur talking about, my 99 xj has the same thing, and it is the e brake cable. ive been in some pretty sticky places with plenty of options to get hung up, but believe it or not, it never has. what i would do is just zip tie it to the axle or hang it from the bottom of the body or something, your brake might work hard, but thats no big deal if you dont use it, and besides, idk what state ur in but in mass. you cant pass inspection without an ebrake.
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Tim Hallam
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Location: Mt. Shasta, California

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DO NOT disconnect your E-brake line... And start using the thing!


One of my friends had his Grand Cherokee parked in his driveway which is pretty steep. He didn't usually use his E-brake either and one day right after exiting the vehicle he shut the door and when the door shut there was soft "ting" sound then the Jeep started rolling down the hill going "TINK! TINK! TINK!" Until the Park pin finally snapped and then Jeep just started flying towards the street! It ended up in his neighbors hedge. Luckly not on a person or in the house. Anyway, as the others have told you. I wouldn't worry about snagging it.

Tim
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1fox2go
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Joined: 01 Dec 2004
Location: Fishersville, Virginia

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea ebrakes are nice. Ask berk he doesnt have one and he was involved in a nice little predicament at big dogs, where his passenger drove past him backwards down the trail
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mattxj
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the help, It is very helpful to have a place to go and ask a question, this forum is the best.....period!!! oh and i will start using my e-brake.
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FARMER
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another advantage to the E-brake is that if you have a limited slip you can pull the brake part of the way and get the limited slip to lock up when you need it to.
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