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Old 01-06-2019, 01:55 PM
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Yes the parking brake still works.
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If your fronts are stopping immediately and rears are trying to but not effectively you likely need to adjust your shoes out some more !
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:03 PM
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So I lengthened the pushrod a bit more and bled the hell out of the system and took it for a ride. It seemed to stop ok but I can still hit the bottom of the pedal travel while the Jeep is running. It would lock them up on the ice because thatís all we have up here in Fairbanks until May lol.
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i know you said your calipers are on the correct sides. that's good, but are the rear wheel cylinders too? like are the bleeders up top? if the fronts are, then i'm sure you wouldn't mess up the rears. but gotta ask just to eliminate that one.

i have had to mess with booster rod length many times, it looks like you're on the right track. it's a pita having to remove it so many times just for a quarter turn, but that's what it takes.

hopefully you will get there soon.

as for flex lines, i think i used mid 90's dakota fronts and yj rear before i replaced with extended stainless made for a yj. i also think mid 90's gmc 1/4 ton are longer also. if you need extended for a lift.
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:44 PM
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Yes the wheel cylinders are also on correct. The bleeder on top. It definitely is a pita for sure but at least itís moving and stopping enough to operate safely. Iíll keep at the pushrod though to see if I can dial it in a little better. As for the flexible lines, I was referring to the MC lines to the PV. If I could get some flex lines, that would at least keep me from having to bleed the system every time I adjust the pushrod.
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