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Old 09-20-2011, 05:47 PM   #1
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Rear long travel = broken e brake fitting....

Well, I did search but did not found any thread with this particular issue. A few months ago I installed an All-Pro LT kit on my truck with the expedition rear leaf pack with Fox shocks and Timbren bump stops.

Last week after some good offroading I found that by brakes were braking more than usual and that after backing up and going forward the front brakes would lock up......until I gave enough gas to get going.

After looking at averything that could cause that problem I found that my parking brake cable had the brackets that is attached to the drums broken. Which could explain my problem since the self brake adjustment is probably all screwed up.

Now I'm assuming this was caused by the suspension going full travel and having the parking brake cable under tension which cause those cast brackets to break.

Has anyone had that issue before ???? And how did you fix it.....longer cable or got rid of the cables.......

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Lt guys get rid of the e brake
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The expo pack /=/ LT. LT is spring under axle or linked.

You can get a longer cable or ditch the E-brake.

One piece of advice, having run that exact same set up in the rear - ditch the Timbrens. They limit up travel way too much. I just ditched mine last week; I bought a simple set of daystar bumpstops and mounted them to the frame instead. I now have twice as much as up travel than I had with the Timbrens and it makes a world of difference.
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must have smacked it on something! there are many guys running stock or lt rear on the 2nd gens with no e-brake problems. the length of cable is fine for most the lt kits out there.maybe you had the cable routed wrong? dont know why anyone would want to get rid of the ebrake unless its a full blown race truck .
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The expo pack /=/ LT. LT is spring under axle or linked.

You can get a longer cable or ditch the E-brake.

One piece of advice, having run that exact same set up in the rear - ditch the Timbrens. They limit up travel way too much. I just ditched mine last week; I bought a simple set of daystar bumpstops and mounted them to the frame instead. I now have twice as much as up travel than I had with the Timbrens and it makes a world of difference.
The springs are installed in the stock configuration (over the axle).
Who makes longer cables that fit ?
Yes I did find that the Timbrens limit up travel quit a lot.........

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must have smacked it on something! there are many guys running stock or lt rear on the 2nd gens with no e-brake problems. the length of cable is fine for most the lt kits out there.maybe you had the cable routed wrong?
Well the cables are still routed in the stock location, I even got rid of the stock bracket that was screwed on the side of the stock springs to pevent the cables for not having enough play........anyway I could not put the stock bracket back on the All-Pro springs.

No they did not get smacked by looking at them......I should post a pic.
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Lt guys get rid of the e brake
yup.

this is my e-brake

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Well I would have hoped that some instructions about that issue would have been included with the kit............and I'm surprised not to find other post with the same issue.

You can see on the pic that it broke at the top portion of the bracket.
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I'm running the same setup as you for the rear (with no bumps for now) and haven't had any problems with the e-brake and mines just hanging there?!
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Well I would have hoped that some instructions about that issue would have been included with the kit............and I'm surprised not to find other post with the same issue.

You can see on the pic that it broke at the top portion of the bracket.
I would bet it snagged on something; as there are a bunch of us running that same set up and no one has had this issue.
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I would bet it snagged on something; as there are a bunch of us running that same set up and no one has had this issue.
Well both side broke the same way and can't see how and where it would have snagged.........?????
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Well both side broke the same way and can't see how and where it would have snagged.........?????

maybe from just flopping around??possibly getting hung up on something on the frame at different points of travel ? since they are not secured properly.

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Well....I found the problem.......CORROSION.......Look at the pictures, I removed the cables and I was wondering why the rubber piece was bulged.....I cut it open and found that most of the bracket was turned into white dust except for 2 pieces. (both cables are like that)

The truck is a 2007 with 45000 miles......never saw anything like that before.....what a piece of junk. I wrongly thought that it was the LT kit because I started having problem not long after installing the kit.......well new cables are probably pretty expensive $$$$$$$.
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Glad you found the problem.

It's still not an LT kit.
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It's still not an LT kit.
Well.....it sure is at least a Longer Travel than stock, and All-Pro do state the following '' Improve your Tacoma's suspension performance and gain lift for tire clearance and long travel with.....''
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Well.....it sure is at least a Longer Travel than stock, and All-Pro do state the following '' Improve your Tacoma's suspension performance and gain lift for tire clearance and long travel with.....''
It says that but you have "The 2005+ Tacoma 3" lift springs". Those are not LT. Below are All Pro long travel leafs. You have a lift, not LT

https://www.allprooffroad.com/tech-i...u-63/bajaleafs
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Well.....it sure is at least a Longer Travel than stock, and All-Pro do state the following '' Improve your Tacoma's suspension performance and gain lift for tire clearance and longer travel with.....''
Is what it should say.

With leaf springs (when referring to Tacos) a Long Travel consists of a SUA (Spring-Under Axle) Conversion. Companies such as Defined, Giant, DMZ, & Engage offer these.

I am running the same setup as you and it no where near a long travel. It has increased uptravel by 1-2" (since I believe this leaf pack is 1" or so taller at the Center pin then stock, not sure) and maybe a few increased inches of flex.
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