Lock Safety Brake
Pork Barrel Engineering came up with a very versatile line lock system made especially for the Samurai. We have also installed the system in a Samurai that has dual batteries (shifting the mounting position slightly) and the installation was just as painless.
The installation took about two hours, but that included bleeding the brakes after everything was connected.
instructions that are included are very straight forward and easy to
follow. The photos show a suggested location for the switch mounting
point. Our initial installation (shown on the right) shows this switch
mounting point. This makes a very clean installation as you don't have to
route the wires very far from the fuse box where the connections are
made. I found a problem with this (suggested) mounting position. When
entering and exiting the vehicle, your knees come very close to this
switch. I can be clumsy at times, and when exiting the vehicle one night
my right knee found the switch at a very high rate of speed.
You know what happens when you hit your elbow the wrong way - whacking your 'funny bone' turns out to be very UN-funny. The knee has a similar point that can bring a grown man to tears. The impact actually shattered the switch at the same time*.
|I (very quickly) found an alternate mounting point that proved to be out of harms way AND very visible to the driver. The photo on the left shows the new mounting position. The wiring supplied in the kit has more than enough length for this location. This Samurai has a fold down windshield kit installed, so getting to the back of this panel was easy with the windshield down. Otherwise, installing this switch will be an adventure - but well worth it.|
This system holds the vehicle in place very well. Have you ever been in a tricky situation where you want to set the hand brake to keep your position on a rock while figuring out what to do next? Then you realize how inadequate the stock handbrake really is? This system stops all four tires cold and doesn't let go until you want it to.
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|Check out the install!|