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Old 09-17-2010, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Integra View Post
Make sure your top diff mount screw's aren't he-man tight, that in itself will cause the brakes to bind.

ok yea, i do tend to tighten the diff mount screw more than snug but its the prefilter that is touching the top of the front brake cam leveler and causing the front brake not to work right.


il try to lossen the diff mount screws.

its the answer ridge prefilter that im having a problem with.
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without any pictures its just going to be a crab shoot. get some pics if you want some good anwsers.
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ok i, just got these filters and the prefilter is rubbing the top brake leveler and, its causeing my front brake to not work right and causing a bind i tryed to use 3 washers on the screw that goes on to the filter mount and still the same thing . so what can i do i mean these filters on for the losi eight
Try a return spring on the linkage and brake pad springs. Your brakes will never hang up. Also putting washers under the mount will help with clearance.

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Originally Posted by Stanton View Post
Try a return spring on the linkage and brake pad springs. Your brakes will never hang up. Also putting washers under the mount will help with clearance.


i got it fix thanks for the help i just got a thick nut under the filter mount and it raised up from touching the top of the front brake cam leveler.
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Originally Posted by Stanton View Post
Try a return spring on the linkage and brake pad springs. Your brakes will never hang up. Also putting washers under the mount will help with clearance.
I found that out one day as i was pondering how to keep the brakes from rubbing and creating drag after they've been released and came up with the same answer, a return spring on the brake linkages. I've never seen anyone else run it that way but for me, it works great.
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Originally Posted by jwm2 View Post
I found that out one day as i was pondering how to keep the brakes from rubbing and creating drag after they've been released and came up with the same answer, a return spring on the brake linkages. I've never seen anyone else run it that way but for me, it works great.


i run, rubber bands as a throttle return a return spring on the brakes ? is that the little springs that lock into the brake pads ? i actually never had a problem with the brakes when i release.


but if, you run the answer outfilter use a big nut under the filter mount for the eight so it will raise it up and not touch the top of the front brake cam leveler.
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I run Lucky-7 filters and they rest on the brake cams as well. It is NOT a problem. If your brakes are binding, there is something else wrong.
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Originally Posted by JAMMINKRAZY View Post
I run Lucky-7 filters and they rest on the brake cams as well. It is NOT a problem. If your brakes are binding, there is something else wrong.

i was, saying that it was causing a bind but it wasnt it was just causing the front brake leveler not to work right but its all good now. and i did loosen the diff screws a bit that acutally does help


i had to use a big nut to raise the filter up so it wouldnt touch.
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