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Post  kjett on April 4th 2012, 10:31 pm

Getting ready to put in my new Merkl brake and wondering where to put the button. I see a bunch of you drag car guys have it mounted on the shifter, but I'm a little worried that me jumping around in the mud and I could accidentally hit it. So, any ideas where else to put it with in close reach? I am usually shifting from 1st to 2nd right out of the hole and into 3rd by the20' mark of a 200' pit, so neek to keep that consistancy!
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Post  cool40 on April 4th 2012, 11:43 pm

i had mine on the floor by the shifter but now its on the shifter and i like it.mine only works in 1st and also backs it up,pro brake glide,so the shifter works best.does the c6 work in 2nd or 3rd?
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Post  soupbean on April 5th 2012, 12:35 am

I like it on the steering wheel. Push it with my Right thumb and can still hold the wheel with both hands to get rolling then move my hand to the shifter.
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Post  cooter on April 5th 2012, 8:56 am

i think the best would be on the steering wheel and wire a microswitch on the shifter which is closed only in 1st gear

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Post  kjett on April 5th 2012, 9:47 am

It's a frank brake, so not sure yet as I haven't read the manul yet. Anyone with a frank brake that can answer if it's a 1st gear only or all gear solinoid?
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Post  yellowhorse7 on April 5th 2012, 10:05 am

Careful with mounting it on the wheel. Car gets outta shape and your hands moving all about, you may hit the button inadvertently. Mines on my shifter.....pistol grip quarter stick
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Post  richter69 on April 5th 2012, 10:08 am

yellowhorse7 wrote:Careful with mounting it on the wheel. Car gets outta shape and your hands moving all about, you may hit the button inadvertently. Mines on my shifter.....pistol grip quarter stick


Mine is this way, I need both hands on the wheel.................... bounce
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Post  kjett on April 5th 2012, 10:11 am

yellowhorse7 wrote:Careful with mounting it on the wheel. Car gets outta shape and your hands moving all about, you may hit the button inadvertently. Mines on my shifter.....pistol grip quarter stick

Thats why I'm in the delima of where to mount it. Either place on the wheel or the shifter, and a good bump in the mud and I could hit the button. Since I run full hydraulic steering with no feedback, I don't get the bump steer affect in the cab, which helps out quite a bit, but that doesn't fix the whole truck shaking around. My shifter is on a raised platform next to my seat, and was actually thinking I could mount it on that and move 2-3" and be on the shifter for the 2-3 shifts then another 3" back to the wheel. I currently have my purge button in that area, so I'm used to making that motion already from a purge when I stage to the shifter for launch.
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Post  cooter on April 5th 2012, 11:35 pm

no matter where you mount it if you run the power through a microswitch mounted on the shifter then the button would only get power in 1st and eliminate accidentaly having the brake activated once youve shifted

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Post  cool40 on April 5th 2012, 11:58 pm

cooter wrote:no matter where you mount it if you run the power through a microswitch mounted on the shifter then the button would only get power in 1st and eliminate accidentaly having the brake activated once youve shifted
very good idea! Very Happy
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Post  richter69 on April 6th 2012, 8:32 am

this is the button I use, damn hard to "bump it"..........

http://reeactor.com/
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Post  kjett on April 6th 2012, 8:38 am

richter69 wrote:this is the button I use, damn hard to "bump it"..........

http://reeactor.com/

Saw that button and was liking how it's adjustable and claims to make you more consistant with the release. Probably what I'm going to get if it don't cost an arm and a leg. Afterall, I am running a low budget mud truck Wink
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Post  cool40 on April 7th 2012, 12:25 am

kjett wrote:
richter69 wrote:this is the button I use, damn hard to "bump it"..........

http://reeactor.com/

Saw that button and was liking how it's adjustable and claims to make you more consistant with the release. Probably what I'm going to get if it don't cost an arm and a leg. Afterall, I am running a low budget mud truck Wink
that does look good.the first one i used was a cheap starter button mounted by the shifter in the floor,worked damn good too.
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Post  DILLIGASDAVE on April 7th 2012, 12:33 am

I like the TB button on the steering wheel. And if a delay box isn't/can't be used, using one of the adjustable height release buttons can help a little to adjust the release time.
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Post  kjett on April 7th 2012, 12:48 am

Ordered that reactor button. Going to mount it right on my shifter console at the base of the shifter so the bumps in the mud don't screw with it.
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Post  richter69 on April 7th 2012, 3:39 am

you'll like it, I love mine.
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Post  nitro717 on April 8th 2012, 10:06 am

cooter wrote:no matter where you mount it if you run the power through a microswitch mounted on the shifter then the button would only get power in 1st and eliminate accidentaly having the brake activated once youve shifted
How does it work when you have to go into reverse?
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Post  cool40 on April 8th 2012, 11:54 am

nitro717 wrote:
cooter wrote:no matter where you mount it if you run the power through a microswitch mounted on the shifter then the button would only get power in 1st and eliminate accidentaly having the brake activated once youve shifted
How does it work when you have to go into reverse?
c6 dont work like a glide.
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Post  bigblok2000ranger on April 8th 2012, 9:37 pm

Another option would be to run a 2 switch set-up where it can only be activated when both buttons are pushed, some classes require this.
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Post  dtimmer on April 17th 2012, 3:28 pm

cooter wrote:no matter where you mount it if you run the power through a microswitch mounted on the shifter then the button would only get power in 1st and eliminate accidentaly having the brake activated once youve shifted

Definatley how it should be done!

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Post  mudtrucker on May 29th 2012, 7:52 pm

I run mine on the shifter knob on my bronco and have never had an accidental engagement but i have always used a 5 piont harness that keeps my butt in the seat. I like the ideal of the micro switch but it wont work with my brake that must be engaged for reverse.
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Post  whatbumper on May 29th 2012, 10:55 pm

We run ours through the efi so no matter what you do it will not engage down the track. Another perk of the efi.

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Post  bigblok2000ranger on June 11th 2012, 11:42 pm

I have a raised shifter and plan on bolting on a tab to run a push button starter switch off to the right of the shifter so my hand will be right there to grab second as I have a feeling that the front end will be in the air still.
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Post  Barney on June 12th 2012, 12:03 am

Mine is on my pistol grip hurst. There's almost no way to grab it accidentally since you move your thumb to the side of the shifter when you release it to shift, that way your hands never have to leave the shifter in those cases you have to short shift second to get the front end back down.
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Post  BOSS 429 on June 12th 2012, 12:07 am

bigblok2000ranger wrote:Another option would be to run a 2 switch set-up where it can only be activated when both buttons are pushed, some classes require this.

thats silly, mount it on the sterring wheel,or on the shifter,hurst shifters come with a button on them for that
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