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RWBeringer4x4

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Ok, question for the peanut gallery - I mentioned last week I had my parking brake dragging after adjustment. Took another stab at it this weeked. After fiddling with it, it seems like my options are to have it engage and JUST BARELY hold on level ground (will not hold on a slight hill) OR - one adjuster position later, it engages, but then doesn't disengage enough to prevent it from dragging.

Completely rebuilt the parking brake with all new components last year, except shoes since they weren't oily and had plenty of meat.

Am i missing something?
 

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how many clicks can you get before engagement?
Cant quite remember - I believe I have 1-2 clicks left when it’s adjusted to the point that the brake engages well when the lever is pulled, it drags when disengaged to the point engine temperatures start to rise.

One click looser (so 2-3 from maxed out) and the brake engages, but not enough to really hold the truck.
 

RWBeringer4x4

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Ah sorry did you mean notches left on the hand brake? If so it engages at about 8 notches out - right where it should, from my understanding. I was referring to adjustment “notches” left on the shoe adjustment cam.
 

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Been a long time since I've spent any time on the truck, but I managed to clean up the front end a bit. Ditched the silly light bar and bumper hoop.

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Continuing on with cleaning up unnecessary wiring in the engine bay and hopefully finding what's causing huge parasitic draw.
 

Crusha

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only 4 characters allowed for antique vanity.

Really? That seems silly, and limiting. The state could rake in so much more with allowing additional characters.

That being said, my suggestions are:

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I scheduled an appointment at Red Run exhaust on Monday to get a new stainless system installed. A quick search suggests the stock routing is a bit closer to the DS frame rail?

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Does anyone have any advice or better yet link to suggested routing/plan for a new catback? The guys at RR are good, when I took my Bronco into them I had printed out a few photos from the web and they basically made it happen.

Yes, I know I can search, but I figure to the already-40-savvy folks this would be a softball question.

Thank you!

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