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    Turning Brakes (Turning, Cutting, Steering)
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    Senior Member iflytii's Avatar
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    This seems to be a somewhat difficult topic to search for as it yields a lot of results for turning, or brakes, but I'm not seeing much on the topic of actual turning brakes.

    I'm to the point where we are laying out my braking system and I want to integrate a line lock and turning (cutting/steering) brakes as well. Thinking about using a pull up dual lever configuration that would mimic the location of an emergency brake directly behind the shifter.

    It's a pretty simple topic really, but I'd love to see photos of other folks installs as well as any reasoning behind everyone's choice of lever type and placement.

    For those not totally familiar with this, I've included some links below (note, I'm not endorsing and am not affiliated with any of the merchants I'm listing - links are just for informational purpose)

    Single lever (push/pull) straight and angled:




    http://www.cncbrakes.com/Product.asp...22A&subseries=
    http://www.cncbrakes.com/Product.asp...22S&subseries=
    http://www.pacificcustoms.com/mm5/me...w=&range_high=

    Dual lever straight/upright:

    http://www.cncbrakes.com/Product.asp...52S&subseries=
    http://www.pacificcustoms.com/mm5/me...w=&range_high=

    Dual lever angled:

    http://www.cncbrakes.com/Product.asp...52A&subseries=
    http://www.pacificcustoms.com/mm5/me...w=&range_high=
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    Re: Turning Brakes (Turning, Cutting, Steering)
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    MAybe you should post the application and whether 2 or 4WD.

    I believe the buggy guys use the single lever for braking individual rear wheels.

    Crawlers seem to like the dual pull levers for locking front or rear with the transfer case in rear or front wheel drive.
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    In my application, it's 2 wheel drive and I'll be concentrating on the rear brakes differentiating right vs. left. The difference between the single and dual levers is just the action of the levers - they both have 2 cylinders. The dual handle allows a pull/push for each cylinder individually where the single handle activates one or the other depending on whether it is pushed/pulled. I can see advantages of each, but I'm curious about the thoughts of others for their reasoning for choice.
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    If I had a diff I would like to have turning/cutting brakes, had it on an old vw buggy from back in the day, they don't get used all that often but not expensive and nice to have.
    in my mind it is a no brainer, single lever, no fumbling around or grabbing the wrong one.

    off topic but along the same line of discussion, does anyone know if there is a recluse type clutch available for a busa setup? I would like to be able to use a rear brake lever to lock up tires without the concern to clutch.
    Sorry for the hijack
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    One lever cutting brake. Which way do you move the lever for a left turn. Forward or back? Will you remember, will any other drivers know?
    Two levers. Only pull one way, left lever for left turns , right lever for right turns. Simple, obvious, no mistakes under pressure.
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    Two levers, because then I can use it to adjust brake balance on the fly or hold the rears on whilst slithering downhill if I need the front grip for steering.
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    I ran 2 levers 1 for left , 1 for right and both too can be usefull too
    And if you get really good you can slow a wheel down is the inside wheel spools up , you grab that side cutting brake to send power to the lazy wheel

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    Two levers on mine cause my right hand just can't remember which way to push/pull a single lever. Mounted them ahead of shifter, no room between seats.
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