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Old 08-20-2012, 01:46 PM   #1
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US Gear UTB-1000 Brake Install 11/12 Grand Cherokee

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Yep, another Jeep Question!
Recently got a 2012 Grand Cherokee. Have removed my US Gear UTB-1000 brake system from the "old toad" a 2008 Liberty. Need to install the UTB-1000 in the Grand Cherokee. Need advice from someone whom has done this or had it done. Interested in locations for the vacuum pump under the hood and the Servo Motor. The area around the Master Brake Cylinder is "partitioned" off, though the vacuum line is accessible. The Servo I was planning to mount on passenger side foot well instead of under the seat like on the Liberty.
Suggestions would be appreciated. Maybe a link to a complete write up - already installed once, so I know that part - just not where things should go in this vehicle.



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Old 08-20-2012, 08:43 PM   #2
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I also have the UTB-1000 that I installed in a 2001 GMC Jimmy and then later removed and reinstalled in our 2008 GMC Envoy. in both cases I made the vacuum pump removable by plugging the vacuum line and then using an electrical quick connector (packard wearherpak) assembly. When towing the SUV, I just lay the vacuum pump along the drivers side front wheel well where it won't slide or drop down. This way, I can remove the pump whenever the SUV is not being towed so it is not subjected to engine heat and wear and tear when not actually being used.

As far as the servo actuator, in both vehicles my solution to avoid congestion under the dash or under front seats with electric mechanisms, I mounted mine under the pivoting rear seat on the passenger side of the vehicle. Naturally this required a longer actuating cable which I ordered directly from US GEAR. This set-up has worked flawlessly in my applications for over 12 years. As you are already aware, finding the best mounting location involves alot of viewing, analyzing and test fitting of the components to determine what works best for you specific vehicle.

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