e brakes on F8.8 swap crappy - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 12-07-2010, 01:15 PM   #1
dogsbollocks's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: LA
Posts: 72
e brakes on F8.8 swap crappy

Finished my F8.8 swap into my 200TJ, runs great, brakes great, no vibes. Only issue is the e brake. I have it close to maximally adjusted, and the e brake handle reaches the top of the center console (just). The e brakes engage, but are not 100%, more like 60%. I have to park it in gear, especially on hills.
I noticed the adjuster is not straight and one e brake cable is pulled longer than the other. Any suggestions? Could I have stretched the cable? They were brand new on this ECGS axle.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	photo.JPG
Views:	59
Size:	62.9 KB
ID:	31635  

dogsbollocks is offline   Quote
Old 12-10-2010, 03:12 PM   #2
dogsbollocks's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: LA
Posts: 72

dogsbollocks is offline   Quote
Old 12-10-2010, 03:34 PM   #3

::WF Administrator::
4Jeepn's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Florence, KY
Posts: 11,152
Well 1st off you should always park it in gear with w stick shift. NEVER trust the e-brake. Maybe the brakes vs the cable needs adjustment.. Sorry, not much help, as I never use the e-brake in my jeeps. Don't trust them.
4Jeepn is offline   Quote
Old 12-10-2010, 05:10 PM   #4
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: albany, ny
Posts: 203
im having the same issue with my e-brake on the 8.8, just installed. As soon as im feeling motivated ill pull the brakes apart and inspect them.
moneypit-TJ is offline   Quote
Old 12-10-2010, 07:18 PM   #5
Gary2's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 1,255
Did you adjust the e brake through the back side of the drum first. its been so long I think it had a hole for the adjuster didn't it or am I just getting old and losing it . I do know mine works better than with the 35 and I have plenty of adjustment left.
2012 JK 2dr Sahara AEV 2.5" w/Geo brkt , Currie lower front ca, Synergy rear ca's ,DL& flip, TB ,TB mount, tie rod ,Bilstein 5100 ,35"KO2s, AEV Pintlers, Flex Connect, adj upper ball joints,1.25 BL
Gary2 is online now   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Awesome brakes that won't break the bank!! DevilDogDoc TJ General Discussion Forum 4 10-27-2010 08:44 AM
brakes Cheech66 TJ Tech Forum 3 08-27-2009 02:31 PM
v8 swap upinar TJ General Discussion Forum 4 01-14-2009 06:35 AM
intresting info on the 4.0L TB swap... foxinthemudd General Jeep Discussion 10 03-11-2008 12:37 AM
Swap your auto tranny for my 5-speed AX-15 tranny Jerry Bransford Classifieds Archive 1 02-15-2007 06:46 PM

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:33 PM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC