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Tell me what yall think. Keeps the brake from being lowered.
I've had this in mind for a while now, made the first one with a huge bolt and a pad lock through the bolt... then I saw this trailer hitch lock at AutoZone and thought it was perfect, and way less bulky.


It's not just sitting on the plastic part to keep it there, the hole passes right above the part with the teeth and bolts the hole thing to the floor. You can see it in the second pic a little through the hole.
The metal over the cables is to deter someone from easily cutting the cables and defeating the lock.
I'm sure it can be gotten past but I'm sure it will help some, anything to deter.... My cousin's car might still be with us if I had though of this sooner.
Only problem I see is when the rear brakes get out of adjustment, the hole wont be right above the stop part. At least I have drums and they're easy to adjust.
 

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That's an interesting idea. How well does it work? I know that I've been able to drive all of my CRX's regardless of whether or not the e-brake was engaged... I'm not sure if the rear brakes are ever strong enough to stop the car from being driven...except maybe with Hawk HP+ pads, or something that really bites into the rotors.
 

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Very interesting and unique idea man. . . .

thankfull auto theft is not huge around here. .heck its almost unheard of. . .

I'm not sure if the rear brakes are ever strong enough to stop the car from being driven...except maybe with Hawk HP+ pads, or something that really bites into the rotors.
....Or an HF engine. . :)
 

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I duno, my car wont budge with the brake on. And its an Si... It seems like a really good idea. I can just see a thief break into the car, hotwire it, and stall out because he can move it :lol: . I say any protection is better than none.
 

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I haven't tried to actually drive with it yet, I think this car does have Hawk pads too.
I have it to where I have to pull the handle a couple extra cliks to get it in there. That and combined with alarm, kill switch and sometimes the Club hopefully I'll have enough deterants.
My previous cars all had rear disks and they allways gave me problems, not holding good or maybe the cables stretching, this is my first one with rear drums and I kinda like it better.
Tomorrow I'll try to remember to test the driving movability of it (is that a word?)

The only other thing I want to do is weld up the extra notches and smooth them down in the lock shaft itself, they kinda get hung up when removing it.
 
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