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Old 01-02-2012, 11:10 AM   #1
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CRV Aux Brake

I have a Brake Master 9000 system that I used on my old Toad, 03 Pontiac Grand Am and was wondering if I should use it on the 2011 CRV or is there a better system for the CRV. The Brake Master fastens to a plate installed in the Toad floor and then clamps around the brake pedal. They have to install an air connection and tubing from the Toad front end to the lower dash area for the brake system to operate. Not sure if I want all the holes drilled in the CRV firewall and also in the floor.

What are some of you using for your CRV's and are you happy with your choice of aux brake system?
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:18 PM   #2
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i just put a smi stay in play duo in my 2011 CR-V havent tried it yet but will this weekend
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RoadMaster should have a seat bracket for the CR-V so you don't need to drill holes in the floor. That's what we have in our Ody. There also should be holes in the firewall that the small air hose can go through. That's what I did with both the '97 Jeep GC and the '05 Ody so no new holes. I installed everything myself on the Jeep and the brake system and wiring on the Ody. RoadMaster used our Ody for a test fit vehicle so they installed the brackets on it. Good deal, free brackets installed for use of the Ody for two days.

You already have one of the best systems out there, why change it now?
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Using a Break Buddy system. No holes. Plug into 12v port, charge the Buddy, and go.
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I use an smi in my crv, great system
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Using a Break Buddy system. No holes. Plug into 12v port, charge the Buddy, and go.
You are using a broken Brake Buddy system?
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Brake Buddy has worked fine or me in several toads including my present CRV. It goes from vehicle to vehicle without modifications. The only drawback is stowing it when not being used.
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You are using a broken Brake Buddy system?
Huh? Why would you think my system is broken.
Maybe I should have gone into a great lengthy description of how I use the buddy. So... I place in front of the driver seat on the floor in front of the break pedal. Place the attachment arm onto the break pedal, attach 4 wires all color coded(would you like a detailed description on each wires actual function?), next I plug in the power plug into the 12v port, next you charge the system, next you bleed off the CRV breaks with 3 "tests" of the system, waiting between each recharge to set the buddy back to working condition. Fully charged, tested and lit up I am ready to tow. Work's great.
So is that better. Hope so.
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Because you misspelled "Break", that spelling is for breaking something, sorry you missed the joke!!
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Oops sorry I did miss the spelling.
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I would stick with the Brakemaster. We use one when we tow our Suburban or Jeep and it has always worked really, really well!!
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With most any system you choose except Brake Buddy, there are wires or air lines or cables to install. The Brake Buddy is the least intrusive because it can be powered from the cigarette lighter in some cars (not all - it takes a high amp outlet).
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