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Old 10-29-2005, 08:15 AM   #1
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Question Hydraulic Handbrake

Hi,

I am currently undertaking my 3rd year uni project. I plan to design a handbrake lever for fast road cars (road legal) and rally applications, which is capable of activating a hydraulic rear brake system. The lever will work on a pull release action similar to that found in a WRC car.

At present Iím researching information on existing hydraulic handbrakes and trying to establish the extent of the market for such a product.

If you could take the time to let me know if you or anyone you know would be interested in such a product, the type of application it would be used for or alternatively if you know anyone who already uses one. Also any information on the subject, books, websites etc it would be highly appreciated.

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Old 11-04-2005, 10:14 AM   #2
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Re: Hydraulic Handbrake

Market it in japan where they have a lot more drifting competitions. We really have little use for one here, other than the occassional powerslide or 360 to show off. I wouldn't mind not having to worry about my cable breaking everytime I do though.
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Re: Hydraulic Handbrake

I don't think it would be usuable for street applications as the redundancy of a cable-based system is really useful.

Definitely has race applications though if it were made legal by their sanctioning bodies.
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