Cusco Handbrake/E-Brake button

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  1. sambo

    sambo team yer maw

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    what is it exactly that these do? i guessed something about not having to use the button to release the hand/e-brake?

    for those that have them - are they worth getting?
     
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    Basically it's like the ones you see in rally cars, pull it to use it but then jst let go and it releases, also, most are hydraulic (don't know about the Cusco so can't say) which means harder and more even braking force to rear calipers :thumbs:
     
  3. SteveC200

    SteveC200 9.17 BtG. Too slow.

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    You mean the Cusco spin turn button thingy?

    Ive got one and it is handy as basically it just locks the button down so it effectively becomes a fly off handbrake. You are supposed to remove the spring inside the handbrake mech but I didnt bother. It worked properly for a while but now because it works by just jamming up against the lever cover, which has now worn a little, it no longer holds the button in. All I do now is just wrap a little bit of insulation tape around it when I want to use it, otherwise its just the same as normal. If you remove the spring it'll be fine but I dont know if it will pass an MOT.
     
  4. PhilMorrison

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    Steve is correct :)

    I'm selling a silver one if anyones interested? £12, can bring to D1 :)
     
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    You getting a 'proper' fly off handbrake?
     
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    got ;) just need to remove the ABS system, and re-do the whole braking system in braided hose front to back :rolleyes:
     
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    Ive been thinking about getting one myself, but heard that they won't pass MOT due to not actually locking on??

    Do you know anything about this?? :confused:
     
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    they won't pass no, mines an upright rally hydro handbrake just to the left of the wheel, the standard handbrake will stay in situe :)
     
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    Ah, cool. Thats one way to get round it then. Im pretty sure that the only other way is to get an RAC/Motorsport log book for the car, but this then bumps up the insurance :(
     
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    Phil, is it similar to this one -

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    similar yep, it's a bit more shiney ally with anodised bit's it's a bit taller aswell :)
     
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    Will it be ready for Sunday?
     
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    Can I try it first?
     
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    it's a bit difficult to just try as you have to remove the spring from your handbrake, you can see if it fits over the button though :)
     
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    Yeah cool. Not sure how id go about removing the spring - just read people on here saying they didnt bother doing that part!
     
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    I didn't bother, but as steve said, it stops sticking in after a bit..

    Paul I hope to sort it for sunday :)
     
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    Cool, look forward to seeing how it looks and performs :thumbs:

    I take it that you will be attempting to maintain the drift down the straight?? :cool:
     
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    certainly will, it's gonna be a bit intimidating if it's wet though :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah sure is.

    On one of my Option DVDs there is a feature on Orido, and he competes in a 'smallish' event in japan, where they judge on how far away from the corner, ie. on the straight, they can initiate and maintain a drift. The longest looked to be well over 80 metres before the corner!!! Only at minimal angle but very very impressive stuff!!

    Oh...... and it was raining there too!! :eek: :thumbs:
     
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    Where can I buy one of these buttons???? If Pulsingstar not want it I'll have it.

    Phil, Am I still on for these Cusco Front Tension Rods your selling?
     

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