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The Chase Bays Hydraulic Handbrake design has many unique features. We've carefully combed through every detail of this product to provide the most compact, stable, comfortable, and simple solution for adding a hydro handbrake to your car.
When we set out to design the perfect handbrake, we took in all the aches and pains of other handbrakes and here's what found. They were too bulky, poor design created large amount of play or shimmy in the handle, extremely uncomfortable on the hand, too hard to pull, and incomplete package (aka missing important components). If you've experienced these issues or you want to avoid them then you're on the right page. Read on to learn how we fixed these common issues.
By using a side mount or sideways mounted master cylinder we've created the most compact base and master cylinder mounting available. We wanted the ability to install under factory center consoles and others on the market do not allow for this. Ours is over 2" inches shorter than the current popular options. The increased aesthetics of its minimalism is a nice plus too!
This was huge for us when designing a handbrake. Other handbrakes shimmy in all directions from poor machining tolerances (which creates longer throw from wasted space) and the entire assembly flexes on the tunnel since they lack the proper install hardware. The Chase Brake Handbrake has zero shimmy on the handle.
The factory trans tunnel metal flexes too much, so we're offering a steel plate that matches the base shape thats already pre-tapped for the supplied hardware. This is sandwiched under the chassis or you can weld onto the top. This makes mounting a breeze and creates a sturdy mount for no flex.
We have designs for stand alone and inline style MC, with the handle being reversible for Pull-Up or Pull-Towards. No one else is providing a thought out one-off solution like ours. Instead all we see is the same off the shelf base with uncomfortable machined handles. Which leads us to our next feature...
Comfort & Master Cylinder Size
If you've used other handbrakes besides ours, then you probably experienced a sore hand. We have implemented a cylinder shape comfort grip atop the Chase Bays Handbrake handle and it's guaranteed to leave your hand happy instead of sore.
In addition to this; our handbrake requires minimal force to lock the rear calipers. Nearly every handbrake we see uses a Wilwood base thats designed for a foot activated pedal not a hand activated handle. Our legs are stronger than our arms. Therefore the entire package has to be designed around that.
We've learned a lot about pedal ratios (which is the distance between swing and master cylinder connection plus length of the pedal/handle) with our other product, the Brake Booster Eliminator. We designed a manual brake master cylinder setup that stops the car on a dime and doesn't require additional leg effort.
On our handbrake we tested many theories and landed on what we know is the perfect pedal/handle ratio for minimal throw to lock and easy on the arm. Every master cylinder we provide is 5/8 size bore and it will work with every chassis and caliper setup you throw at it. So if you have to sit there reading a chart on how to setup your calipers with your master cylinder size, you're doing it wrong.
This does include all outlet fittings needed and has the option for the mounting plate. It does OR it will have the option for everything you need to install. We offer hundreds of -3AN Brake and Clutch Line kits already, so we'll be offering chassis specific Brake Line Kits and Universal kits to assist your install further and eventually dual-caliper brackets for popular chassis.
Dual Caliper Bracket Kits
The complete package is machined from 6061 aluminum and is anodized satin black to match usual Chase Bays form. We use all genuine Wilwood Master Cylinders so you know we're working with the best. All hardware is stainless steel.
Inline to Stand Alone Conversion
We know how drift cars progress, so we always push for making things seamlessly modular. It is so easy to convert your Chase Bays Inline Handbrake to Stand Alone after your purchase. CLICK HERE FOR THE CONVERSION KIT
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
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