The GKTECH budget hydraulic handbrake kits are designed as a cheap alternative to our complete stand alone hydraulic handbrake setup which requires additional calipers, pads and brackets to run the extra calipers. The in-line kit runs through your existing rear calipers and with the inclusion of the braided lines in this kit, is a direct fit with no modifications required.
The reason we call this a "budget" kit is that we are using a generic handbrake handle, assembly and master cylinder as opposed to our pro kit which is a stand alone uses our proprietary assembly, an expensive CNC machined aluminium/carbon fibre handle, Wilwood master cylinder and with all the required parts costs a minimum of $500-$700 to set up. The stainless steel braided lines included are assembled by us in-house in Australia using quality UK made fittings and braided stainless steel, teflon lined lines.
We developed these kits after many customers request for an in-line kit. Our kit is cheap, super easy to install and is reversible with no permanent modifications. Simply remove the standard line between the master cylinder and the rear main line and connect the new braided lines up to the handbrake master cylinder and back again. Total install time should be around 30 minutes.
The Gktech brake lines that are available in this kit have passed independent testing and are marked as complying to FMVSS106 standards, this means they continue to be ADR approved and are DOT compliant.
- For race cars only however no permanent modifications are required.
NOTE: Can NOT be installed on cars with ABS still fitted however can be used in conjunction with our ABS delete kit as seen under:
Stainless steel braided teflon lined ABS delete kit
NOTE#2: ALL Hydraulic brake systems require bleeding after install
R32 SKYLINE GTR
R32 SKYLINE GTS-T
R33 SKYLINE GTR
R33 SKYLINE GTS-T
R34 SKYLINE GT-T
R34 SKYLINE GTR
S13 CA18 180SX
S13 CA18 SILVIA
S13 SR20 180SX
S13 SR20 SILVIA
Great product for the price, received them quickly after ordering and they even went the extra mile to ensure my order wasn't a double as I ordered for 2 cars.
Great setup easy to install only issue is the handbrake to master hose it at least a foot too long but the handbrake to rear junction hose is like 5cm too short . Seems like the hose lengths should be reversed
Overall not terrible, but a headache.
Had issues with the threads on the handbrake body stripping easily, i've used ebay handbrakes that were better quality material.
Also doesn't lock up at all, No leaks but I've yet to play with different brake pad compounds
Hi Tyran, I'm unsure of what thread you're referring to as the master cylinder comes pre-installled but if you ever have any issues feel free to get in contact with the guys in customer service.
Looks great just wondering what reservoir is recommended and if a m10 x1.25 fitting would work
the handbrake seems very solid! i’ve had trouble finding the sizes for fitting as i’m using different lines if anyone knows? wonderful adjustability!
the fitting sizes are 3/8' and 7/16'