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Old 05-24-2016, 07:40 AM   #1
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Early Jeep Libertys and the NSA Ready Brake

Does anyone use the Ready Brake with their '06 Liberty toad? If so, how was the cable run (what route through the engine compartment) from behind the Liberty's brake and where to the front of the vehicle? We're still looking at what type of brake system we want to use and this seems to be about as no fuss as any, regarding using/not using the toad's battery, setting it up, placing something in and out and also cost.

We're not going to be towing for very long distances, compared to many of you. Usually about 100 miles one way. So, that's one of the reasons we're not looking for a higher end system.

If this looks familiar, yes - it was posted on another forum, too.
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:29 PM   #2
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You really want the cable mounted dead center of the bumper to get a straight pull. You can use big sweeps when mounting the cable. Every car is different and every installer will run it a different way. You just need to take your time and route it without kinking the cable. Often there are large rubber plugs in the firewall that the run the wiring from the engine compartment into the interior. I just did an install where I ran the components through the edge of the that rubber plug. Just puncture it with a screwdriver and feed the cable/wiring through.
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I mounted the cable end in the center on the front of my 06 Liberty. The cable runs over to the drivers side and down under the battery to the firewall. I drilled a hole behind the brake peddle. It took me about. 3 hours to complete the install.
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We used the Blue Ox system with our 2007 Jeep Liberty, worked good. Now we no longer have the motorhome, but still us the Blue Ox when we tow the Wrangler behind the pickup truck.
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Old 05-26-2016, 04:28 AM   #5
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I mounted the cable end in the center on the front of my 06 Liberty. The cable runs over to the drivers side and down under the battery to the firewall. I drilled a hole behind the brake peddle. It took me about. 3 hours to complete the install.
Thanks for the response to everyone.

You wouldn't happen to have a couple pictures of where in the front/center of the Liberty, the route under the condenser and the entry point at the firewall? I spent some time under the Liberty last night and still haven't figured out a decent route out through the firewall.
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Going through the firewall will have to line up with your brake pedal. And front and center on the front of your vehicle means centered between and level with the base plate/tow bar attachment points. As it already has been said, your brake cable and sleeve are very flexible and can take numerous turns to get from front and center to your brake pedal, the only requirement is that the turns be "wide" and not "tight."
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Again, thanks to all who have contributed to this thread. Each one of you has submitted some great info. I took calico's route under the battery tray... and Easyrider, I'll post a picture when it's complete, but I fabricated a point under the front license directly in front of the base plate for the front termination.
People, without your input, I doubt if I would have had the intestinal fortitude to tackle this task. I classify myself as pretty handy, but with this being such an important undertaking, I wasn't quite sure I was up to it.

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Credit where credit is due!

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Again, thanks to all who have contributed to this thread. Each one of you has submitted some great info. I took calico's route under the battery tray... and Easyrider, I'll post a picture when it's complete, but I fabricated a point under the front license directly in front of the base plate for the front termination.
People, without your input, I doubt if I would have had the intestinal fortitude to tackle this task. I classify myself as pretty handy, but with this being such an important undertaking, I wasn't quite sure I was up to it.

Wow! Sorry, but I just noticed I credited the wrong person for the wrong thing. Yep, like calico, I use a Blue Ox base plate. But, it was WA4SLC who suggested the run under the battery.
My sincere apologies, WA4SLC.
And the picture of the front install won't happen until probably Sunday. Busy tonight and then out to enjoy nature tomorrow!
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I said I'd post a picture of the front when I had it completed.



Basically, what I did was make a metal plate that attached between the license plate holder and bumper which had the small tab hanging under the holder. The two screws screw into protrusions on the base plate, with the Ready Brake cable coming out between. Everything is solid and the cable does move freely.

Again, thanks to all who have contributed their advice and ideas. Without you, I wouldn't have done it.
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