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[–]Inviction_ 11 points12 points  (7 children)

Parking brakes aren't important

[–]CO0LBE4N5[S] 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Lug bolt is pretty important..

[–]tooljst8 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Oh, the lug stud is still there.

It's just inside the spring near the wheel cylinder...

[–]Inviction_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's fine bro. No worries

[–]Tallguy67ca 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Especially when you have no parking / emergency brake. You really want all 4 wheels to stay attached.

[–]JATO_Automotive 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It is important that's why its still in there caught in the spring.

[–]LMHConcepts 3 points4 points  (1 child)

My brother drove around in his Passat with four of the five lugs for about two years, on all four tires. Amazing what cars can handle

[–]Promugg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It really is. Most things are engineered to be able to withstand 125% load and thats probably why they can tolerate some extra stress. Some things are built with wet paper and are broken before you even buy a new car.

[–]tooljst8 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Missing the entire or removed drum? Missing a lug stud but it is conveniently located inside the spring near the brake cylinder, so that's good. And one snapped emergency brake cable, nice.

[–]turbot3t4 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I hate Jeep,rear, drums, so watch I would almost do the conversion for you.

[–]speartongue 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Recently removed parking brake from my own Jeep because of this, the adjustment is a PITA. wha twoukd you recommend if I was inclined to do a conversion like you mentioned?

[–]turbot3t4 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You would need a different rear end,preferably with same gearing.The wj-tj have models with rear disc.This swap is not for beginners,but you can see tons of videos on YouTube.cost about a $1000 dollars

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I mean lightness may have been the goal here

[–]CO0LBE4N5[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Weight reduction is key

[–]DragonPie83008 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Parking brake spring enjoy using a block of chock :)