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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?

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Sorry couldnt resist

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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.
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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.

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.

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

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