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What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)

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All of that is why I put Mustang brakes on the rear of my Rangers. Then you have a real parking brake and no drum/shoe issues.
 


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I need you to measure this bolt, because not I’m really confused. Frankly, I’m more confused that that screwdriver is 1/4” hex then why the bolt is a weird size.
🤷🏿‍♂️ dont know what to tell you man, If I remember to do it, I will... I tried a 1/4" hex because thats what I thought it was. Then I tried metric. Every once in a while those cheap Chinese screwdrivers just work on weird off size bolts. I ran into this before on a few vehicles in random locations. Not every bolt is perfect or cheap ass driver.
 

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So… is there a pinion brake for the 8.8 and is that legal to use as a parking brake on a road driven vehicle? Lol
 

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So… is there a pinion brake for the 8.8 and is that legal to use as a parking brake on a road driven vehicle? Lol
I've often wondered about that, or making one. Never got past wondering.
 

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The other thing is. I would probably bash it on rocks.
This ⬆...

I’d adapt an E450 trans outputshaft brake to the rear of the transfer case WAY before I’d put one on the rear axle.
 

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Brought the caprice over to my mothers. Was hoping to get both the wagon and the squarebody moved today but between the awful snowy landscape and other setbacks it took us 7 hours just to move this lol.

Moving shit isn't much fun when it's cold enough to freeze your breath to your face.

Then you go inside or get back in the truck, your breath melts, and your now wet with breath. Ugh. Cmon april!

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So… is there a pinion brake for the 8.8 and is that legal to use as a parking brake on a road driven vehicle? Lol
I've only dealt with these brake issues in Michigan... per form TR-54. I haven't looked at it in a few years so it may have changed. But it use to state that that a parking brake had to be adequate enough to both stop and hold the vehicle. However is also said road legal vehicles had to have two separate forms of braking... I always thought it referred to hydraulic service brakes and cable operated park brake. We did get our vehicles through inspection with a simple line lock (park-loc) installed in the rear brake line.
 

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This ⬆...

I’d adapt an E450 trans outputshaft brake to the rear of the transfer case WAY before I’d put one on the rear axle.
Didn’t realize this could be an option too…
 

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I've only dealt with these brake issues in Michigan... per form TR-54. I haven't looked at it in a few years so it may have changed. But it use to state that that a parking brake had to be adequate enough to both stop and hold the vehicle. However is also said road legal vehicles had to have two separate forms of braking... I always thought it referred to hydraulic service brakes and cable operated park brake. We did get our vehicles through inspection with a simple line lock (park-loc) installed in the rear brake line.
Well that’s a thought…

my biggest thing with thinking about doing something different for a parking brake is I’m flat out tired of dealing with emergency brake cables in the rusty steel buckle of the rust belt. Doesn’t seem to matter what brand or how often you use it, seems like I’m replacing cables every other year or so. With multiple vehicles that means at least one cable a year and I’m tired of it. A line lock or trans brake that you could do a lever operated or something would beat cables at $20 something each if it could be done without breaking the bank. Or at least that’s the crazy thoughts been running around my head
 

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Drove it around after selling our 99 cherokee
 

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So… is there a pinion brake for the 8.8 and is that legal to use as a parking brake on a road driven vehicle? Lol
I believe that is how the Hino box trucks work that have hydraulic brakes.
 

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Took the '90 to an offroad event yesterday, "Mountain Top Mud Bogs" as there's likely pictures floating around the interwebs... was a good day, Ranger did fine, I kept it to the limits I knew it would do knowing where my air intake is and all and not wanting to air the tires all the way down... My buddy swamped his mud truck, couldn't get it running, oil was fine but the starter was swamped and not having it...

On the parking brake thing, I think I have them figured out now, I was mostly just talking crap :), it's just not optimal... I think I have it set good now, I just never remember to set it... it's hard to get to the pedal without the door open...
 

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