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Old 03-15-2010, 10:02 PM   #1
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This was pretty easy to install. I just bought a bicycle brake lever from my local bike store ($15 for 2 levers) and a cable with the housing for $4. I got an additional screw tension adjuster for a brake lever to hold the other end of the cable housing (the part that sits in the engine bay) as you can see in this picture. I put two nuts on the back side of the tensioner, to make sure it doesn't come loose, the nut that came with the tensioner was pretty weak.


I then ran the cable through the fire wall and connected it to the brake lever. The lever just clamps right on to the shifter, i just put some rubber strips between the clamp and the shifter to fill the gap.


After i had the lever all hooked up, i measured out the length of housing that i needed and cut it to length (I pulled the cable out of the housing to make it easier). Then I ran the cable through the throttle body pulley, got rid of all the slack in the cable, and crimped on the end piece. I put 2 of them on, and a little washer, just to be safe. on the other end of the pulley, i put a zip tie around it to hold both the cables in the pulley. Without the zip tie, when the gas pedal is depressed, the hand throttle cable would get a lot of slack in the cable, and would probably eventually slip out of the pulley.


I couldn't find anything laying around, so i wrapped 3 zip ties around the bracket that the cable rubs on, to protect the cable from wearing down on the metal.


When i pull the hand throttle, it forces the stock throttle cable into the housing, so it doesn't kink the cable at all. Pretty much the same thing happens with the hand throttle cable when i depress the gas pedal.

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Old 03-15-2010, 10:55 PM   #2
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looks good. I keep thinking of ideas on how to do that in my taco. shouldnt be a whole lot different
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:26 AM   #3
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complete garbage. you would use zip ties
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:19 AM   #4
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You're just jealous Ethan
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Old 03-22-2010, 11:29 AM   #5
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what is the purpose for this? i personally have never had my right foot so busy that i said to myself.... Gee i sure wish i had a hand throttle.... just curious
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Old 03-22-2010, 01:04 PM   #6
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I put it in so when i am wheeling, and i am on a steep hill stopped, i can hold the brake with my foot and operate the gas with my hand so i can get off the hill without rolling back.
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Old 03-22-2010, 09:14 PM   #7
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we have done that on a few jeeps, def helps on the rocks especially when you want to hold the line your on and not roll back into other rocks
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its also good for when your winching and want to raise the rpm's
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we have done that on a few jeeps, def helps on the rocks especially when you want to hold the line your on and not roll back into other rocks
Ya, that is why I put it in. I was stopped on a hill on my last Moab trip and when i released the brake to do the clutch+gas, i rolled back into a rock with my rear fender...

It is also pretty sweet for doing burn outs . Manual hubs unlocked + x-case in 4-lo+ foot on the brake+ drop the clutch = nice white smoke.
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Ya, that is why I put it in. I was stopped on a hill on my last Moab trip and when i released the brake to do the clutch+gas, i rolled back into a rock with my rear fender...

It is also pretty sweet for doing burn outs . Manual hubs unlocked + x-case in 4-lo+ foot on the brake+ drop the clutch = nice white smoke.
damn your hard on your shit arent ya.
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Haha, i only did the power braking once, and only because i currently have little 31's on my truck. I did spin the tire (open diff=one wheel fire) until the rubber got pretty tacky, kinda stuck to my finger when i touched it after the burn out
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complete garbage. you would use zip ties
Totally agree, what the heck is up with this ??? Only people named Jeff can manufacter such garbage. I'm punch my eyes out after looking at this.
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Totally agree, what the heck is up with this ??? Only people named Jeff can manufacter such garbage. I'm punch my eyes out after looking at this.
whatever zeek, you know you wish you had zip ties in your engine bay like mine
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that's pretty cool. just don't blame toyota when it gets stuck and runs away on you.
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