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Cool little mod for MT guys that launch on inclines.

Posted by the_mork, Sep 21, 2009

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  1. the_mork

    the_mork Moderator

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    I found this mod on a Jeep forum and it looks super cool for manual transmission guys that launch on inclines such as autocrossers, road racers, or where things aren't perfectly flat. To save you from following a link if you aren't interested it is a way to fit a Subaru line lock either to the clutch pedal or to a line on the dash to make a super cheap line lock.

    3 cool junkyard mods for $20 or less.

    It is the middle mod in the first post though some might be interested in the first mod as well (decent looking hood louvering).

    Hopefully someone finds this interesting.
     

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
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  2. Defiant

    Defiant DSM Wiseman

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    Be aware that trying to plumb this in to an ABS system may lead to several kinds of hell.
     

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  3. red_devil

    red_devil Proven Member

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    Or people can just learn to balance the clutch on a hill. The hill holders I found were annoying especially when not on an incline. Cool idea though using a handle and not the clutch.
     

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  4. solidviper89

    solidviper89 Proven Member

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    Idk if its bad but I use my hand brake. I engage the brake so it moves back a bit but stays put. I put car in gear and then slip out the clutch till the car want to move forward then just let brake out. Works every time.

    I only Do this when a car is very close to me, or the hill is steep.
     
  5. Rob10_99

    Rob10_99 Proven Member

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    That looks like a severe gaggle. Just hold the ebrake until your slipping then drive on, if you can't do that you should learn how to.
     

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  6. rush2252

    rush2252 Proven Member

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    DSM braking system with no modifications = Pain to work on. DSM braking system + salvage yard parts + shadetree rigging = epic fail
     

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  7. turbo90gsx

    turbo90gsx Proven Member

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    Agreed on using the hand brake. Also works good for pre-loading the drivetrain at the strip.
     

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  8. the_mork

    the_mork Moderator

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    Just thought it would be useful for the sort of people looking for a line-lock anyway. It is certainly useful for Jeepers since we deal with angles and obstacles where just locking the rear brakes isn't sufficient and messing up the footwork leads to sliding all the way back down the hill in a very uncontrolled manner.
     

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  9. 1qkfwd

    1qkfwd DSM Wiseman

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    If you use this in conjunction with the ebrake this makes a great mod for the auto guys. I'm gettin ready to switch to auto and this would be a nice way to hold the car so you can get up on the convertor. This could also help out as stated above when preloadin some twin discs.
     

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