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Haraady
02-14-2007, 12:15 AM
The kicks are for a 1999 dodge dakota ext cab So what should I do? Thinking about bending it but it would be tough because the lever has folds on the outside to strengthen it. Another option would be to cut it down so it can clear the kicks. The last idea I had was cut the lever and weld it back on at an angle. So, for those who have had this problem, what did you do?

hoss
02-14-2007, 12:17 AM
without heavy modification, your only two options are to either stop using your e-brake, or find a different speaker location.

if you want them badly enough, just quit using the e-brake.

ngsm13
02-14-2007, 12:18 AM
I quit using my e-brake.

:fyi:

nG

Rich B
02-14-2007, 12:23 AM
From Crutchfield's Q-Logic kickpanel install notes-

Modify Parking Brake Pedal: Using two crescent wrenches, you need to carefully bend the brake pedal arm so the pedal pad is relocated approximately 3/4" to the right.

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-fYy8r1kA7hK/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=182850&tab=detailed_info&i=044K30071#Installation

pboulos
02-14-2007, 12:23 AM
The kicks are for a 1999 dodge dakota ext cab So what should I do? Thinking about bending it but it would be tough because the lever has folds on the outside to strengthen it. Another option would be to cut it down so it can clear the kicks. The last idea I had was cut the lever and weld it back on at an angle. So, for those who have had this problem, what did you do?

would look funny as hell but sounds like it would work

Haraady
02-14-2007, 12:50 AM
yeah it would look pretty funny with it welded back on but its prob my best option besides not using the e-brake. Haha crutchfield must be trippin because there is no way a person can bend that thing with two cresent wrenches. Its strong as a bZ and its a weird shape. I think ill have to do some "heavy mods" Oh yeah NGSM i know you have a dak, can i see some pics of your kicks?

phyphoestilic
02-14-2007, 12:58 AM
I seen someone that cut the footbrake except part of the end and he uses something like this http://www.itsasnapwireandcable.com/linear_actuators.htm to actually make the footbrake push in. Costs a little money and modding but it works well.

mlstrass
02-14-2007, 01:04 AM
Just take it out, it unbolts. Unless you actually use it. Put it back in if/when you sell the vehicle.

expo5.0
02-14-2007, 01:06 AM
run the 3" vifa domes i'm running in the kicks... they'll fit below it

that's partly why i chose them

Haraady
02-14-2007, 01:33 AM
I just bought a set of slc 265s. Also, are there any "side-effects" of not using the e-brake when parked? Does it do any damage to the tranny?

hoss
02-14-2007, 08:00 AM
no, there are no side effects of not using the e-brake.

W8 a minute
02-14-2007, 10:49 AM
swap out your E brake pedal for a handle from an older Toyota pickup. They're easy to install and it's not in the way of anything

expo5.0
02-14-2007, 01:23 PM
no, there are no side effects of not using the e-brake.



other than potentially crashing...

Haraady
02-14-2007, 06:45 PM
what model and year for toyota pick up? Also, ngsm do you have any pics of your dak's kicks?

squeak12
02-14-2007, 06:50 PM
You can glass a mold of the back of the brake lever and then mount it accordingly. Similar to how you would place a speaker ring just in a different location.

Trey803
02-14-2007, 06:53 PM
e-brake good for drifting and manual tranny thats about it

W8 a minute
02-14-2007, 07:00 PM
what model and year for toyota pick up? Also, ngsm do you have any pics of your dak's kicks?


Back in the 1980's my buddies Toyota had it and my g/f's Tacoma has the same thing so I guess just about any Toyota mini truck will have one.

Haraady
02-14-2007, 09:23 PM
Thanks W8 ill look into that. But for now i think im just going to have to agree with you guys and take it out. Itll be a lot easier than bending or welding it and it would provide me with a lot of space to work with.

Haraady
02-14-2007, 09:35 PM
and just to clarify, when aiming the speakers from the kicks the rule of thumb is aim towards opposite headrest, correct?