Parking Brake Alternatives - JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum
 5Likes
  • 4 Post By ALASHA
  • 1 Post By Fklein6768
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 04-02-2019, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
Rock God
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Woodinville, WA
Posts: 898
Feedback: 0 reviews
Parking Brake Alternatives

My parking brake cables are really in the way of where I want to move my axle side lower control arm mounts. Anyone have a good alternative parking brake option for the JK? Plus even when freshly adjusted, the JK parking brake absolutely sucks in my opinion, most useless parking brake of any vehicle I've ever driven. Can't hardly keep my Jeep from bumping into the park pawl even on flat ground. More motivation to replace it with something better.

I'm aware of transfer case brakes, but nobody makes one for the JK transfer case and I don't want to buy an Atlas etc. just for that.

I'm aware of line locks, and would rather do something slightly safer.

Are there any products that I'm not aware of that bolt-on relocate the parking brake to something like a caliper or transfer case brake? Or any products that easily modify to work on the JK platform?

Last edited by christensent; 04-02-2019 at 09:45 PM.
christensent is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 04-03-2019, 06:41 AM
JKO Addict!
 
ALASHA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 8,179
Feedback: 0 reviews




Sorry couldnt resist


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
ALASHA is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 04-03-2019, 08:29 AM
Granite Guru
 
rockystock's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 365
Garage
Feedback: 0 reviews

A set of replacement calipers with the e-brake feature would be pretty slick. Guess they're not sexy enough or the aftermarket would be all over them.
rockystock is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 Old 04-03-2019, 10:21 AM
JKO Addict!
 
gt1guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New Iberia, La.
Posts: 3,745
Garage
Feedback: 0 reviews

Wilwood makes a couple different cable operated spot calipers. I don't remember how thick the JK rotors are, but the Wilwoods only work up to a .81" rotor.

https://wilwood.com/Calipers/Caliper...me=Mech%20Spot

https://wilwood.com/Calipers/Caliper...4%20Mechanical


I'm going with my own version of a line lock. Not the cheap electrical type or the Jamar mechanical one. I just bought a SS Swagelok 1/4", 1/4turn ball valve that's rated for 5000psi and has the right seals to work with brake fluid. It's a hundred dollar ball valve that will not leak down.

Kevin
gt1guy is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 04-03-2019, 02:31 PM
JKO Addict!
 
Fklein6768's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Central New Jersey
Age: 50
Posts: 4,781
Feedback: 6 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by ALASHA View Post






Sorry couldnt resist
Those r fancy I just go with the HF special. Fits nicely under the seat and actually works

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
ALASHA likes this.

www.4x4s-pod.com
Fklein6768 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OEM front tow hook alternatives? IonicRipper JK General Discussion 6 01-14-2014 09:15 AM
Mopar Softtop hardward alternatives???? Jeep44 JK General Discussion 10 05-06-2013 10:42 AM
Viper TB alternatives j-rod17 Modified JK Tech Dept. 0 05-21-2012 10:34 AM
Alternatives to smittybilt Cargo Net SFBayArea JK General Discussion 10 05-01-2012 08:15 AM
Pinion alternatives ????? Modified JK Tech Dept. 3 11-28-2007 08:32 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome