Cutting brakes

woody

eternal noobie
Staff member
Oct 12, 2010
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Toquerville UT
Just a quick and dirty on cutting brakes.... I run a EMPI setup that I got on EBay - $140 for the brake setup, figure another $60ish for the fittings and such to run separate lines to the rear brakes.


Simply put, I spend 99.999% of my normal wheeling day in 3WD....front ARB on (effectively a spool) and the rear open. I then rely on the rear cutting brakes to direct wheel speed and traction as needed...it helps a ton with keeping my lightweight FToy on the correct lines, and when most of the crew I run with are on 42's and rear steer, I need all the help I can muster.

First video is of a recent run up the Nasty Half Crack...it was a couple weeks back, and it was cool and damp from recent rains. Needed the rear locker 2-3x to push some of the climbs on this run, but ran it this past Monday and never used the rear ARB once. Pics are via a friend, and gives at least a basic idea of what the entire section looks like.


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woody

eternal noobie
Staff member
Oct 12, 2010
968
52
Toquerville UT
And a video look at cutting brakes.... front ARB is on, right rear cut brake pulled. Left rear tire rotates at 2x speed.

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