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I just want to thank all of you <font color="red">PRC members </font id="red"> that have purchased the EZ-Pull Parking Brake system. The response has been overwhelming! <font color="red">100% </font id="red"> positive feedback. I especially love the pictures you sent after your install. Your support means alot to the validity of this product. THANK YOU! Larry
 

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As a Ranger owner I realized the only thing I didn't like along with every Ranger owner was the parking brake. I have invented a new system to apply the parking brake simply by pulling a lever. This system can easily be installed in less than 20 minutes with a few basic tools. I have a patent pending and have started the production of the EZ Pull Parking Brake
This makes applying the parking brake easier & safer. No more hitting the accelerator by mistake or switching feet to apply the parking brake when you are on a hill. It does not affect the factory warranty. . For more information check out my website. <font color="blue">http://ezpull.sd-solutions.net/</font id="blue">
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I'm interested in seeing what ya come up with. I clicked on the link and seen your picture.

Brian





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Posted - December 30 2006 : 8:08:10 PM
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I spoke with Larry of EZ-Pull today. He wants to be a sponsor and is awaiting word from Gary. He is on a 4-5 day hunt next week with his Ranger so may be hard to contact. I told the folks on another post that I will be the guinea pig and try it out. I have installed Bill's (Nethawk) e-brake fix - wow, what holding power. Now if I can comfortably use it - - - Bob

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Posted - April 07 2007 : 4:00:10 PM
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Like everyone else has said...good investment, quality product, something Polaris should have done.

It only took me 1 hour to install, 20 minutes to actually install the kit, the other 40 minutes trying to get one of the nylon washers out of the belt intake tube! Being a klutz, I dropped the last part I was installing and that nylon sucker did 2 bounces and did a perfect slam dunk into the open intake hole. I tried to suck it out with my shop vac (from both ends) and also tried to blow it out with my 180mph leaf blower...all to no avail. I guess that little nylon washer in now in parts heaven with all the other parts and tools I lost in my life time.

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jaybey
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Posted - April 07 2007 : 7:34:34 PM
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Where are the pictures of the underhood install and the dash with the EZ Pull engaged and released?
Joe in Tucson


jerry d. bailey
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Posted - April 07 2007 : 7:51:28 PM
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I lost a washer also but mine went under on the skid pan to stay with the hex wrench that I also droped just before and along with the ink pen that fell out of my shirt pocket!!!!!!!!!


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Posted - April 07 2007 : 10:07:45 PM
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Sounds like a good place to go on a treasure hunt Jerry. LOL!

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Posted - April 08 2007 : 09:37:11 AM
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Jerry if I ever get to meet you I want to take your Ranger around back so I can shake everything out of it

Mark

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Bring a BIG sack.

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You guys crack me up!!!!

Happy Easter everybody!!!!!!

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Alright now, you install something around here, you gotta have pictures for us to believe it!! It is like a rule or something, kind of like the sun going up and down, it just happens, because!!! LOL!!

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I have the same problem with dropsy. Larry asked me to test his production model for install. That meant taking off my EZ Pull and installing the new one. I did it about four times with different twists in the install. I was losing tools also. What I did was put a white towel right underneath the work area to catch them. In the end I only lost a hex bit for my screw driver and two lock nuts. The problem with losing tools and stuff down there is it is realllllly gone for ever most of the time. Accidents do happen, I did loca
 

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Larry,

Just got my E-Z Pull installed yesterday and all I can say is what an improvement over the factory setup. Thanks for a quality product worth every cent I paid.

Jack Bentley
Vernon, AZ

PS. Consider this a testimonial if you would like.

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Jack,
You have picked a winner with the EZ Pull. To top that off Larry has the very best customer service I have experienced in years. A true no "BULL" customer service.
Joe in Tucson

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I installed the E-Z PULL BRAKE on my 06 XP. I took it out for short ride in the freezing rain, and E-Z BRAKE worked perfectly, soooo easy to handle. I headed up hill (very steap) stoped put foot on brake pedal and with one hand set parking brake (no rush from pedal to parking brake pedal before roling backwards) that made me smile from ear to ear!!!!
This fix is sooo easy to install. It is a safety add on for sure, no rolling around while looking for and pressing e -brake pedal. It really will help those with BIG feet or those like me having poor leg movement.

My rating is 9 out 10. Would be a 10 if it had an adjustment for differnt Lever positions.


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Posted - January 14 2007 : 3:12:30 PM
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I also installed the EZ-Pull park brake fix. I agree with Jerry about the ease of using the park brake now. It is a convenience and safety issue, no more stomping on the gas or being a contortionist while trying to apply the foot pedal. It supplements applying the brake as the OEM foot pedal is not altered. The pull handle actually is just another way of applying the foot pedal. When applying the hand pull, the brake's applied pressure is determined/gauged by the notches one feels/hears as when applying the foot pedal. The OEM release lever still releases the brake. I rate it a 10 out of 10. This quality kit fix should be OEM.

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Bob, N. Waterboro, Maine. PRC Member 1653. 06 700 XP LE (Midnight Red). Rangerware Cab, heater,

johnnybubu
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Posted - January 14 2007 : 6:17:24 PM
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how about pics? my brake doesn't hold me no matter what method i use to engage it. i use a wheel chock or the ditch!

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John, 05 Ranger XP member# 629 http://www.prcforum.com/funnysnaps_images/isponsors.html http://www.utvrally.com/


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I'm with John on this one. Have you guys got any pictures of this outfit? Sure sounds like a great thing.

Brian

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Brian M.
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Posted - January 14 2007 : 9:05:24 PM
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John - I know exactly how you feel about the brake not holding. I went through a terrible week hunting in the wooded hills with little (or no) park brake. Sorry to have to tell you this but the EZ-Pull brake kit will not give you any more park brake than you now have. It is simply another tool to apply your park brake. You pull a dash mounted hand lever instead of pushing down on the foot pedal. This kit works in conjunction with the foot pedal, it lets you apply the park brake comfortably and keeps you away from accidentally stomping on the gas. You gauge the amount of pull based on the click/feel of the brake mechanism. You release the brake with the OEM pull rod. After reading how Bill (Nethawk) fixed his sorry park brake I went to Napa and bought the exact same pads and installed them. That was an awesome fix. Now with the comfort and safety of the EZ-Pull I have a fantastic park brake system. Polaris should OEM both! I made a post in the Sponsor forum about my install and eval.

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Bob, N. Waterboro, Maine. PRC Member 1653. 06 700 XP LE (Midnight Red). Rangerware Cab, heater, wiper, nerf bars, snow plow, aux battery & all front brush guards. Home made doors & full steel cage. OEM rear bumper, front 2" rece
 

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I just picked up my new XP last week and I can tell the the emergency brake is a problem. I had the dealer adjust the e-brake to get a good hold, but I don't feel comfortable jamming the pedal all the way to the floor. I haul a fair amount of firewood and I have to park on a steep hill to unload. While I always throw a piece of wood under each rear tire, I want the e-brake to hold as well. Which is the better option...the E-Brake fix listed here, or the EZ-Pull mod? I know, do both, but which is better for actually holding? Thanks, Mike.

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NEKRanger
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Posted - March 21 2007 : 7:28:26 PM
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I did the Ebrake fix on my 06 500 and the difference was unbelievable.You could not move that machine with the P brake on no way no how and I got all my adjustment back.I'am debating the EZpull for my 07 700 that sounds like a heck of a setup from what has been said on the forum.
I was curious if people were doing the ebrake fix in conjunction with the ez pull or just leaving the stock pads?

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Posted - March 21 2007 : 9:04:49 PM
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Parking Brake was my #1 concern since it came off the showroom floor.
Where I hunt & log I need to be able to stop & park where I want & not depend on a tree to park against. That said, I did Bill's (Nethawk) E-Brake Fix. It is the difference between day & night - great!!! It was so bothersome to get my muddy boots over to the brake pedal and worse - you have to switch feet to to get over on the park pedal - Simply Stupid. A couple of months ago I went with Larry's (Shotgunner) EZ-Pull Kit. Now I have the best of both worlds. I can stop my Ranger and hold it with the normal brake pedal & pull the EZ-Pull on and it is locked in place - fantastic. You release the park brake in the normal manner and if you don't like the slam noise you can release the hand pull and gently guide the brake off with the EZ-Pull. One caution - the EZ-Pull won't give you more brake, you have to have good brakes and that is where they are so great together. It is the best, safest, and most convenient mod I have done to my ride.

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Bob, N. Waterboro, Maine. PRC Member 1653. 06 700 XP LE (Midnight Red). Rangerware Cab, heater, wiper, nerf bars, snow plow, aux battery & all front brush guards. Home made doors & full steel cage. OEM rear bumper, front 2" receiver & front spring spacers. Nethawk's ProLift w/27" Bighorns, E-brake fix, & Tree Armor. Rear wheel spacers. EMP CV joint guards. EZ-Pull park brake kit.


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Posted - March 21 2007 : 9:11:21 PM
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Good info, Thanks.

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Posted - March 22 2007 : 10:16:03 AM
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I did the E brake fix and am very happy with the results. Somebody with a machine shop or something needs to market those pads so they are just a bolt-on replacement. The EZ Pull may come at a later date....have some other mod's on the priority list first.

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I recently purchased the EZ-Pull E Brake Mod from one of our Sponsors, EZ-Pull. Larry has done a very nice job of putting his kit together with great instructions and pictures to facilitate installation. I found his directions straight forward and easy to follow. He has put a lot of fore thought in his design and I can now lock up my rear wheels on my XP with a simple pull of the EZ-Pull Brake lever. This kit operation is far superior to what the OEM foot pedal design offers. I would recommend it as "Must DO Mod.”

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Posted - March 02 2007 : 09:49:07 AM
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I told you so!!!!! Isn't just GREAT I still smile everytime I pull it.(the brake lever)

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Posted - March 02 2007 : 09:56:23 AM
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Approximately ow much time does it take to install this mod?

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jerry d. bailey
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Posted - March 02 2007 : 10:10:53 AM
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30-45 min.

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Posted - March 02 2007 : 10:46:00 AM
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Thanks Jerry for the info.

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Posted - March 02 2007 : 11:04:36 AM
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Ranger Jack, pretty much what Jerry said? I would say allow an hour if you are mechanically inclined, it not a little longer. Larry's instructions and pictures and the fact that the components come pre-assembled eliminates most of the "where do they fit" issues.

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Posted - March 02 2007 : 12:54:35 PM
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Originally posted by jerry d. bailey

I told you so!!!!! Isn't just GREAT I still smile everytime I pull it.(the brake lever)

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LOL!!

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Ken thankyou for the info it is going to be put to use on this mod.

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I think I need to jump in here as well. For those who are really, mechanically challenged - allll day long.

Really the job is not all that hard. The very best part is the the customer service you get from EZ Pull Larry has given me a total NO BULL $#1T SERVICE. I have had my EZ Pull Brake out and back in three times now just to do simple mods that make mine wor
 

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Larry Wengart sent me his EZ Pull system a couple of weeks ago. I took my time getting around to installing it and when I did it didn’t fit right. The bell crank on the driver’s side was hitting the hood. I could barely pull the handle and then it would not release. Through email communication with Larry, he sent me a new handle. That didn’t help. He remanufactured the crank assembly with the driver’s side 3/8 of an inch shorter than original. IT WORKS GREAT.

The handle now sits in the middle of the opening before the brake is set. The distance of the pull is only about 2 inches. The release is smooth.

This thing works great for me. If you have issues with your OEM safety brake check out EZ Pull. If you have any questions about it give Larry a call at his number or drop him an email.

Joe in Tucson.

P.S. Larry has given me some of the very best customer service I have ever experienced. I think I could call that the NO B.S. customer service.

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Posted - February 21 2007 : 2:33:39 PM
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Good to know I like dealing with folks like that.


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Posted - February 21 2007 : 5:01:57 PM
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He is and the Brake handle is Perrrfect.
Jaybey I bet your dash and hood are saging!
I have sane ranger as you and I had same problem. I just rounded the levers top with grinder and put in a hood stifener (brace that should have been on the ranger from factory). Now everything is straight and good.

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Posted - February 21 2007 : 6:05:46 PM
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The following is a email I sent to Larry after doing my install, my xp did have the hood brace on it. "Larry, I hope you make thousands off of the EZ Pull !!!!!! This has got to be one of the best retrofit items I have ever bought and installed. When I bought
my Ranger XP(red) last December, I had told my wife then that I thought that a hand control parking brake was in the future, you saved me several hours of scratching my head and a few hours of fabrication. I’m 6’4, 350 lbs. & trying to get my
size 15 shoe up on the std. ebrake pedal is not doable, most of the times that I have needed to use the ebrake, I have used it with my hand. My wife likes the hand control also. Good luck with this. CURTIS MCSPADDEN"



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Posted - February 21 2007 : 6:49:16 PM
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I don't think my dash and hood sag at all. They are a perfect match as far as I can tell.
Joe


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Posted - February 21 2007 : 8:47:32 PM
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I installed the EZ-Pull a couple of months ago. It has performed flawlessly until yesterday when it started having release problems. Well, the problem was I did not tuck the hood inside at the corners and that spread & lowered my hood. I saw the scratches on the hood's under side and tucked the corners in where they belong and Presto - perfect again. I didn't have to call Larry as I solved everything in 2 minutes. Totally my goof as I had been adjusting wires under the hood and didn't follow correct closure procedures. I consider EZ-Pull the most convenient & safety mod that I have done.

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A couple of weeks ago I promised to be the Guinea pig and install the park brake fix. The kit is quality, easy to install and adds a lot of convenience and safety to our rides. It should be OEM! See my install comments in the EZ-Pull Sponsor Forum. Jerry also installed the unit and he has also posted his findings. PRC has added another great sponsor - welcome Larry of EZ-Pull.

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Posted - January 14 2007 : 6:40:51 PM
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Sounds like a very good addition to the Ranger. You don't by chance have any pictures do ya?

Brian

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Posted - January 14 2007 : 8:24:14 PM
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Brian - Go to the web site that Gary listed in his Welcome post in the Sponsor Forum. It has quite a few pictures of it installed. The Installation Manual has many great color photos of the install. Jerry also installed the kit and said pictures will come when the snow leaves. His pictures should come out quite good - mine has so many mods under the hood that I can only see about 10% of the unit. It is truly a professional set-up and would compliment the Ranger and should be OEM.

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We just sent one of our ez pulls to New Zealand. Looks like they read the PRC forum down under also. This one is going to a Polaris dealer. Thanks to all who have purchased one and for the great posts. Happy Trails. Larry @ ez pull http://ezpull.sd-solutions.net/

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You have a good product Larry. It will sell down there too

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The EZ-Pull should be on every Ranger. It makes using the park brake so convenient and much safer.

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The word is spreading, soon you will be selling them as fast as they can be built.

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Posted - March 22 2007 : 10:46:19 AM
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If this just uses the old parking brake mechanism, how does it help? My old parking brake would spontaneously slip free.

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Posted - March 22 2007 : 11:19:13 AM
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Arbor,

There is a post regarding the repair of the slipping parking brake. I believe Nethawk has the remedy. The ez-pull brake is helpful because, rather than having to take your foot off the throttle to apply the e-brake, or use your left foot to throttle while applying the brake, you can control the gas and brake with your feet while setting the e-brake with your hand.

Anyone who has had to set the brake on an incline, without moving to avoid getting deeper into a rut or closer to the edge of a cliff, can appreciate the handiness of a hand brake.

Matt

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Posted - March 22 2007 : 12:45:37 PM
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I realize that the differential lock is located in the space where the ez-pull lever goes, but is there any chance that an ez-pull brake will be developed for older Rangers?

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Fred
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Old boy with a new toy.


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Posted - March 22 2007 : 2:17:39 PM
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Does your EZ pull parking brake also send a signal to the parking brake light and the the rest of the system?

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Posted - March 22 2007 : 7:57:43 PM
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I installed the EZ-Pull a couple of months ago. Also have Nethawk's e-brake fix. What a fantastic combination, they both should be OEM.
Polarisdude's question was does the EZ-Pull send the signal to the parking brake light & the r
 

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I just installed my EZ Pull brake. I love it already and haven't used it anywhere but in my driveway. I can't wait till the desert season to put it to the test. I think it is a great product that everyone should add to their Ranger.
 

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Larry,
I installed your product and love it- At the dealer though- I saw 2008 Rangers have only a hand pull for the brake- they eliminated the foot ebrake. I hope that you were involved with that and were rewarded for a great product. My dealer was baffled as to how I got a hand brake on a 2007
 

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Well, here's a crazy old post that I'm pulling back from the depths of time...

Is there anything that fills this niche? For years I've been riding a 2012 and a 2015, and the 2005 I'm rebuilding of course has a foot brake that I do not like at all.
Can't find the ez-pull anywhere for sale though. Maybe I can buy an '08 hand-brake and weld or bolt something under the dash for it to attach to?

--Jesse
 
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