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Old June 25th, 2011, 11:03 AM
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Got mine installed today. Took less than 2 hours, with about 30 minutes of that trying to remove the brake cable from the tcase bracket. I've already tested it out and it works awesome!!! I was hoping to gain a little more ground clearance, but it looks to be about a 1" gain at best.
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Old June 30th, 2011, 12:37 AM
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Wrong x-brake?

I received my X-brake yesterday, but the backing plate doesn't look the same as Jonathon's (see attached). In addition, the included instruction manual was for an LT-95. The bolt holes are too small, it won't fit over the output shaft coupler, and even if I remove the output shaft coupler (which I don't want to do because I just filled the transfer case with fluid after replacing the shaft seal), it doesn't appear as if the backing plate would fit flush against the transfer case.

WTF?
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Old June 30th, 2011, 07:45 AM
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I received my X-brake yesterday, but the backing plate doesn't look the same as Jonathon's (see attached). In addition, the included instruction manual was for an LT-95. The bolt holes are too small, it won't fit over the output shaft coupler, and even if I remove the output shaft coupler (which I don't want to do because I just filled the transfer case with fluid after replacing the shaft seal), it doesn't appear as if the backing plate would fit flush against the transfer case.

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Hmm, maybe you got grnrvr's kit. Contact Justin and he'll fix it. You should just need to swap the mounting plate with the new one.
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Old June 30th, 2011, 09:20 AM
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I received my X-brake yesterday, but the backing plate doesn't look the same as Jonathon's (see attached). In addition, the included instruction manual was for an LT-95. The bolt holes are too small, it won't fit over the output shaft coupler, and even if I remove the output shaft coupler (which I don't want to do because I just filled the transfer case with fluid after replacing the shaft seal), it doesn't appear as if the backing plate would fit flush against the transfer case.

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What trany do you have?
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Old June 30th, 2011, 11:08 PM
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Hmm, maybe you got grnrvr's kit. Contact Justin and he'll fix it. You should just need to swap the mounting plate with the new one.
Nope, got my LT95 version. Have to say, the caliper has a lot more beef than I was expecting. Looking forward to the install.
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Old July 1st, 2011, 01:10 AM
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Does anyone else have the problem with needing a different brake cable? Josh (crash303) got all the way into the install of his only to find he needs a new cable from a 200tdi.

My truck also will need a cable, but at least I didn't dive right in when it showed up.

Justin, you may want to make this real clear for people when they order, as nothing is a bummer like getting your new toy and not being able to put it on due to a mismatched bracket that you then need to find and order.
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Old July 1st, 2011, 07:34 AM
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I would love to hear how well these new brakes perform - both in mall cruzer mode and packed up with mud and water.

Has anyone had a chance to mess about and park you truck on a hill or something to compare the grip of the disc vice the old drum?
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Old July 1st, 2011, 07:57 AM
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I would love to hear how well these new brakes perform - both in mall cruzer mode and packed up with mud and water.

Has anyone had a chance to mess about and park you truck on a hill or something to compare the grip of the disc vice the old drum?
Considering my old drum brake was shot, the new disc brake doesn't need to do much to impress me. I have tested mine on my moderately sloped driveway and it holds great. I'll try to hit the mall this weekend to really test it out.
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Old July 1st, 2011, 09:47 AM
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what trany do you have?
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Old July 1st, 2011, 09:48 AM
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And an LT230? Can you shoot a pic of the rear output?
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Old July 1st, 2011, 09:50 AM
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Hmm, maybe you got grnrvr's kit. Contact Justin and he'll fix it. You should just need to swap the mounting plate with the new one.
Justin is sending me the correct plate. I need the truck this weekend, so back on with the old. Since I'll have to adjust the brake, at least I'll be able to do a side-by-side comparison.

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And an LT230? Can you shoot a pic of the rear output?
Yes, an LT230. If not, I don't know what else it could be. It's not a Series gearbox. And the diagrams in the manuals seem to match up with it pretty well for things like the transmission brake, linkage, and shaft seals. Also, the backing plate I was sent is different than yours - the hold pattern is different.

I don't have a picture handy, but the rear output on mine looks pretty much like yours. Less mud, but more oil residue due to a couple of leaking seals (now hopefully fixed). And an electrical speedometer sending unit rather than a speedometer cable.
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Old September 28th, 2011, 11:48 AM
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Does anyone else have the problem with needing a different brake cable? Josh (crash303) got all the way into the install of his only to find he needs a new cable from a 200tdi.

My truck also will need a cable, but at least I didn't dive right in when it showed up.

Justin, you may want to make this real clear for people when they order, as nothing is a bummer like getting your new toy and not being able to put it on due to a mismatched bracket that you then need to find and order.
Hey navydevildoc - do you have a part number for a cable that will work? After sitting on the shelf for a few months, I did the same thing - was working on swapping seals in the LT230 then went to install the X-Eng setup last night and soon found out the NAS 90 cable does not work. Trevor at RovahFarm has a bunch on his page but not sure which one will work correctly.

Like you said, wish this was a little more clear or at least given a part number of a cable that will work.

------ Follow up post added September 28th, 2011 12:59 PM ------

I think I found which cable to use: NRC5089 for LHD (NRC50888 for RHD). RTFM again on my computer. Placed an order from Trevor as RovahFarm had the best price on it.
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Old September 30th, 2011, 08:46 PM
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Hey Don,

Here is the part number for the cable that I used. It wasn't a prefect fit on my 97, but it worked pretty good. It should only be $15 through Lucky8 (if I remember correctly).

NRC5088
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 10:07 AM
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Hey Don,

Here is the part number for the cable that I used. It wasn't a prefect fit on my 97, but it worked pretty good. It should only be $15 through Lucky8 (if I remember correctly).

NRC5088
Thanks Crash/Josh - I ordered one from Trevor at RovahFarm last week. Justin also rang me and said that is the part number and offered one for a great deal if I needed it too.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 10:26 AM
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I just gutted my e-brake, to get rid of a horrible noise and was wondering how these have worked out for you guys?
and if anyone decided not to use it, i'll take it.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 10:28 AM
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I am still loving mine! No complaints and it holds 100x better than my stock one.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 10:46 AM
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Liking mine. That X-Eng setup ain't cheap but love how clean and straight forward the design is. Like Wolf said, it holds like a mofo too.
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Old January 6th, 2012, 05:01 PM
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Got one from Justin last week, Great grip, easy to install and got the vibrations out of the rear shaft.
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Anyone did the conversion and does not know what to do with the left-over brake pad? . Mine got soaked in oil (yeah... rear output seal) and now my e-brake has a hard time holding the truck on a slope. I did "soak/dip" them in brake cleaner, but there is so much you can do about it.
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Old June 23rd, 2012, 08:40 PM
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