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Old 06-30-2014, 09:14 PM
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Mico Lever Lock Installation

After searching around on numerous forums, I didn't find any real write-up on installing this so I figured I'd post pictures of my setup.

I was tired of having to drop the truck in 4LO low gear on the boat ramp while still being paranoid about it rolling into the water so I decided to get a brake line lock. I went with the lever lock for ease of use and installation, but there are a number of other options available depending on how serious you are able keeping the wheels locked. Here are a few pictures:















I took the time to also install an inner and outter grommet on the firewall as well to keep things clean and quite. The brake hoses seemed to be the easiest option rather than bending line, but certainly more expensive with the AN fittings. As you can tell this only locks the rear wheels which is plenty for my use.

I am more than satisfied with this. I docked the boat tonight with a little piece of mind too.
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:04 AM
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Nice write up!

I was actually just going to do the exact same thing for the exact same reason and it looks like you already paved the way for those of us lucky enough to have an extra pedal. I don't suppose you happen to have the part numbers and supplier information for the lines?

Also, did you hook up the horn wires?

Rob
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:49 AM
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I like it but I would choose to lock the front wheels if it was mine I looked into Mico and the roll controls a couple of times but for now i just chock the front tire

i have seen trucks get the rear end buoyant when the boat is loaded on the trailer and a big wave comes plus the E brake locks my rear ( I keep it functioning well unlike most )
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Can you tell me how to get the most out of my parking brake? I can't see two tiny drum brakes in the rear holding 19,000 pounds of my two favorite toys just inches above a salty death.

I've tried to adjust it in the past, I believe it works how it's supposed to, but it's about 20% of what it needs to be to keep 19,000 pounds from rolling into the saltwater. Either way, I think I'll do the Mico, but it would be handy having a parking brake that works better than new.

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Old 03-14-2015, 05:44 PM
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I finally got around to installing my Mico lock today. I did basically the same as the other guy, but I used hard lines instead.

Parts list was pretty simple once you get the Mico lock.
30" 1/4 inch brake line
40" 1/4 inch brake line
1/4 union
Line bender
jug of brake fluid.
Grommets for the firewall
dremmel for enlarging the firewall hole. It needs to be pretty big to stuff two 1/4" fittings through there.

Took pretty much the whole day but totally worth it. I stopped on a really steep hill, put her in neutral, set the Mico and she held and held. No leaks, no pressure drop, I love this thing. Wish I would have done it years ago. No driving off with this thing set either, it'll stall the engine.
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I want to add this to my truck also but plan to install the mico unit in the trans tunnel near the transfer shifter. I dont like the idea of brake lines inside the cab. Also keeps the lines needed shorter. Boss gave me an old one but it doesn't seem to work but gave me food for thought. If I can rebuild it to working condition I will install it.

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you want short lines and if that unit you have is no good consider the Mico electric unit
it would plumb in right at the master https://www.mico.com/products/brake-...activated-lock
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I had the electric Mico Lock setup on my old work truck...worked great, just a toggle switch on the dash.
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I want to add this to my truck also but plan to install the mico unit in the trans tunnel near the transfer shifter. I dont like the idea of brake lines inside the cab. Also keeps the lines needed shorter. Boss gave me an old one but it doesn't seem to work but gave me food for thought. If I can rebuild it to working condition I will install it.

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Mico does offer a rebuild kit.

I don't blame you for not wanting brake lines in the cab but it's not the end of the world, just inspect for leaks often.
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Old 03-16-2015, 06:28 AM
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it's not bad like a fuel or motor oil pressure line in the cab ;-)
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