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Old December 28th, 2011, 07:50 PM   #1
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I am in the process of building a F350, I got the Sterling 10.25 axle and rebuilt it and am to the point where i need to put the brakes back on. Should i hook up the parking brakes or not? If no, how do i do that properly?
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Old December 28th, 2011, 08:21 PM   #2
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nice first post.......parking brakes are for sissies and people who have a manual trans
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Old December 29th, 2011, 04:40 AM   #3
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nice first post.......parking brakes are for sissies and people who have a manual trans
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If you're rebuilding the stock brakes, hook up the parking brake, if you're converting to disks then it gets a little more complicated, I use a hydraulic line lock in the rear brake circut for a parking brake, but it isn't as good as a mechanical p-brake....either setup works well enough for "front dig" fun with a twin stick-ed t-case.

A functional parking brake is required for many organized trail rides.
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A functional parking brake is required for many organized trail rides.

Good point. Are the hydraulic line locks suitable for an organized trail ride, or must it be mechanical?
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Old December 29th, 2011, 05:42 AM   #5
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If you're rebuilding the stock brakes, hook up the parking brake, if you're converting to disks then it gets a little more complicated, I use a hydraulic line lock in the rear brake circut for a parking brake, but it isn't as good as a mechanical p-brake....either setup works well enough for "front dig" fun with a twin stick-ed t-case.

A functional parking brake is required for many organized trail rides.
X2 I have a manual line lock for a parking brake.
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Good point. Are the hydraulic line locks suitable for an organized trail ride, or must it be mechanical?
I can't speak for all, but GLFWDA trail rides accept a hydraulic line lock...don't get an electric one, they heat up fast.
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Thanks for the info about the brakes, i do not plan on doing any trail rides with this rig. it will be up to the dunes and to a few mud bogs in the area.
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