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Wanting to put brakes on transaxle and have a few questions
« on: August 17, 2017, 08:28:34 PM »
If i put a brakes on the transaxle can i just do one side and it stop both or do i need brakes on both sides? Also has anyone done band style brakes if so hoe did it go?



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Re: Wanting to put brakes on transaxle and have a few questions
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2017, 11:39:28 AM »
If you are going to run an open rear end you will need brakes on each wheel.   If you lock it or run a solid axle you can use 1 brake. 

I had a buddy run a drum band brake a long time ago.  It worked but it wasn't as good as a hydraulic brake.  He didn't save that much in the long run either. 
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Re: Wanting to put brakes on transaxle and have a few questions
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2017, 03:43:36 PM »
Thanks .its open rear.if i lock it will it be harder to turn?


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Re: Wanting to put brakes on transaxle and have a few questions
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2017, 04:53:42 PM »
Stock yes.   Racer no. 
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