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Old 04-03-2017, 02:39 PM
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Is anyone using the E-Stopp electrically actuated emergency brake?

https://www.estopp.com

With the roll cage down tube and that I desire to have a foot rest for my left foot, there really isn't room for the stock e-brake pedal assembly. Could integrate a hand pull in the center console but that eats up valuable real estate.

Any downsides?

Appreciate any input.
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I have one but not hooked up yet,story hopefully someone will help with some pics.
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I installed one in the Camaro convertible I did for my wife using C6 Z51 brakes. I had to temporarily defeat the safety connection that prevents the brake from engaging when the car is running so I could apply the brake while moving in reverse to adjust the brakes.

I'll probably use one again.

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funny the mention of the pulling force being too light... I had an estopp in my car and it pulled too hard, actually bend the rear e brake backing plates and destroyed the internal e brake mechanism. One of the actuators let go when I was driving the car (low speed thankfully) and it locked up the rear wheels, ruined the brake rotor hats. I contacted E Stopp and they didn't want to make it right at all. Highly recommend not going with it, but thats just my two cents
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I have one but not hooked up yet,story hopefully someone will help with some pics.
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I installed one in the Camaro convertible I did for my wife using C6 Z51 brakes. It works well but the pulling force was just enough to pass the state inspection. I had to defeat the safety connection that prevents the brake from engaging when the car is running so I could apply the brake while moving in reverse to adjust the brakes.

I'll probably use one again.

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funny the mention of the pulling force being too light... I had an estopp in my car and it pulled too hard, actually bend the rear e brake backing plates and destroyed the internal e brake mechanism. One of the actuators let go when I was driving the car (low speed thankfully) and it locked up the rear wheels, ruined the brake rotor hats. I contacted E Stopp and they didn't want to make it right at all. Highly recommend not going with it, but thats just my two cents
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One of the actuators let go when I was driving the car (low speed thankfully) and it locked up the rear wheels, ruined the brake rotor hats. I contacted E Stopp and they didn't want to make it right at all. Highly recommend not going with it, but thats just my two cents
What do you mean "one of the actuators let go"? With an E-Stopp system there is only one actuator which pulls the brake cables to engage the park brakes. When the park brakes are released the E-Stopp actuator is extended and there is no tension on the cables or the park brake mechanism. The comment above makes no sense.
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I think he means one of the actuators in internal parking brake itself came loose and wedged itself inside the rotor hat.....I think.

I installed an eStopp in a car with IPSCO spot calipers and it worked quite well. Same unit, same car, now running a stock C6 internal park brake and it works flawlessly.
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I've installed TWO E-stopps ---- both using the Wilwood internal brake drum rears -- works exactly as you'd expected it too. It's a great product and an even better idea!
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Greg,

How did you mount the unit? At 600# of pulling force, it would need a fairly significant mounting point I would expect...
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