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Rix Engineering Tandem Hydraulic Handbrake – Without Master Cylinder

This hydraulic handbrake assembly has been developed for modern Group N brake line configurations and offers superior performance over conventional hydraulic handbrakes. The sturdy powder coated steel bracket is designed to accept the Alcon dual circuit master cylinder which provides a powerful braking effort with a consistent action. The lightweight

OBP Victory Billet Vertical Hydraulic Handrake – Without Master Cylinder

The Victory range of hydraulic hand brakes feature a 300mm long billet aluminium lever which pivots on oil impregnated bearings for a smooth action. The lever is connected to the cylinder via a high quality ball joint and the assembly is housed in a robust powder coated steel frame. Available with or without a 0.625″ bore master cylinder. Handle

OBP Vertical Hydraulic Handbrake – With Master Cylinder

This lightweight vertical handbrake assembly from Optimum Balance Products (OBP) is constructed from lightened steel and have a powder coated finish to produce a long lasting product, strong enough to cope with extensive motorsport use.   The kit is supplied with a 280mm long lever with a rubber grip for comfort, a strong lightweight housing and a

OBP Vertical Hydraulic Handbrake – Without Master Cylinder

This lightweight vertical handbrake assembly from Optimum Balance Products (OBP) is constructed from lightened steel and have a powder coated finish to produce a long lasting product, strong enough to cope with extensive motorsport use.   The kit is supplied with a 280mm long lever with a rubber grip for comfort, a strong lightweight housing and a

OBP Victory Billet Vertical Hydraulic Handrake – With Master Cylinder

The Victory range of hydraulic hand brakes feature a 300mm long billet aluminium lever which pivots on oil impregnated bearings for a smooth action. The lever is connected to the cylinder via a high quality ball joint and the assembly is housed in a robust powder coated steel frame. Available with or without a 0.625″ bore master cylinder. Handle

OBP Twin Cylinder Lockable Vertical Hydraulic Handbrake – With Master Cylinders

This lightweight vertical handbrake assembly from Optimum Balance Products (OBP) is constructed from lightened steel and have a powder coated finish to produce a long lasting product, strong enough to cope with extensive motorsport use. This particular handbrake assembly features twin master cylinders which enables you to have separate control over the

OBP Twin Cylinder Lockable Vertical Hydraulic Handbrake – Without Master Cylinders

This lightweight vertical handbrake assembly from Optimum Balance Products (OBP) is constructed from lightened steel and have a powder coated finish to produce a long lasting product, strong enough to cope with extensive motorsport use. This particular handbrake assembly features twin master cylinders which enables you to have separate control over the

OBP Pro Spec Vertical Locking Hydraulic Handbrake – 280mm Flat Lever

Optimum Balance Products (OBP) have taken their existing range of hydraulic handbrake assemblies and developed the Pro-Spec. The Pro Spec range incorporates a polished aluminium handle and aluminium bracket box for both great looks and reduction in weight without sacrifice in quality or performance. The aircraft grade aluminium is ideal for competitive

OBP Pro Spec Vertical Locking Hydraulic Handbrake – 280mm Round Lever

Optimum Balance Products (OBP) have taken their existing range of hydraulic handbrake assemblies and developed the Pro-Spec. The Pro Spec range incorporates a polished aluminium handle and aluminium bracket box for both great looks and reduction in weight without sacrifice in quality or performance. The aircraft grade aluminium is ideal for competitive

OBP Pro-Drift V2 Billet Alloy Hydraulic Handbrake – With Master Cylinder

The Pro-Drift V2 hydraulic hand brake assembly features an aircraft grade billet aluminium lever / handle and can be used either as a vertical or horizontal lever. The pivot runs on an oil impregnated bearing for smoothness and reliability. The Handle can be adjusted to alter the total length from 320-380mm and is supplied either as a kit with a

OBP Pro-Drift V3 Billet Aluminium Hydraulic Handbrake – With Master Cylinder

The Pro-Drift V3 is a lightweight professional hydraulic hand brake assembly with both the lever and chassis being machined from aircraft quality billet aluminium with a hard anodised protective finish. This makes the V3 incredibly strong and rigid. The billet hand grip is adjustable for length between 320-380mm to enable the driver to find the perfect

GRP4 Fabrications Vertical Hydraulic Handbrake – 12" Long Handle

This high quality hydraulic hand brake from Group 4 fabrications features a vertical lever which is ideal for Motorsports where the hand brake gets a lot of use such as auto testing, drifting or rallying. The vertical bar is easier to reach and more force can be applied compared to a horizontal type. The kit comes complete with a 0.625″ bore girling

GRP4 Fabrications Vertical Hydraulic Handbrake – 18" Long Handle

This high quality hydraulic hand brake from Group 4 fabrications features a vertical lever which is ideal for Motorsports where the hand brake gets a lot of use such as auto testing, drifting or rallying. The vertical bar is easier to reach and more force can be applied compared to a horizontal type. The kit comes complete with a 0.625″ bore girling

RRS Universal Vertical & Horizontal Hydraulic Handbrake

This unique handbrake can be set up for either conventional horizontal or vertical handle use by simply turning the handle 180 degrees. The chassis is of a sturdy steel construction which is powdercoated for a lasting finish. The handle itself is machined from billet aluminium and is 300mm in length, however a 200mm long extension handle is available

RRS Extension Handle For Hydraulic Handbrake

A billet alloy extension handle to fit the Demon Tweeks vertical / horizontal hydraulic handbrake assembly. 200mm

Rix Engineering Vertical Lever Hydraulic Handbrake Assembly

This universal hydraulic handbrake assembly is supplied as complete kit, comprising of a machined billet vertical handbrake handle with anatomical grip, a rugged powder coated steel bracket and a master cylinder with connecting clevis. This handbrake assembly is designed for competition use only as it has no mechanical operation and therefore does not

Rix Engineering Hydraulic Handbrake Kit

This universal kit is designed to convert your vehicles existing handbrake to hydraulic operation. The kit comprises of a straightforward pairing of a sturdy mounting bracket with mounting bolts. A clevis is supplied to attach the cylinder pushrod to the handbrake lever. The bracket should be fixed to position and the clevis mounted to the existing

Rix Engineering Hydraulic Handbrake Assembly

This universal hydraulic handbrake assembly is supplied as complete kit, comprising of a machined billet handbrake handle with rubber grip, a rugged powder coated steel bracket and a master cylinder with connecting clevis. The assembly also features a locking device to enable it to be used a temporary park brake.   If this handbrake is to be used on a

OBP Pro Spec Vertical Non Locking Hydraulic Handbrake – 280mm Flat Lever Inc Master Cylinder/Clevis

Optimum Balance Products (OBP) have taken their existing range of hydraulic handbrake assemblies and developed the Pro-Spec. The Pro Spec range incorporates a polished aluminium handle and aluminium bracket box for both great looks and reduction in weight without sacrifice in quality or performance. The aircraft grade aluminium is ideal for competitive

Automotive Plumbing Solutions Vertical Hydraulic Hand Brake

This Automotive Plumbing Solutions robust and lightweight hydraulic handbrake assembly features a long vertical handle (470mm) machined from billet aluminium with an ergonomic nylon grip. A ratchet and pawl mechanism allows the lever to be locked in position to provide a park brake and a quick release clevis makes adjustment easy. The bracket is made from

The Knowledge

THE KNOWLEDGE

Hydraulic Handbrakes

A hydraulic handbrake is a key piece of equipment for any motorsport enthusiast. It's common to see a hydraulic handbrake on a drift car to allow the driver to lock up the rear wheels temporarily to shift the weight / balance of the car. On a drift car its used to initiate a drift, alongside throttle input to maintain the drift. Other techniques such as clutch kicking or the scandinavean flick are also used to initiate a drifting.Hyrdaulic handbrakes are also known as hydro, hydro brake, e-brake, or wand depending on which part of the world you are in.Traditional handbrakes are made up of a cable which connects to a Y somewhere towards the rear of the vehicle which is then connected to brake drums. Whilst the cable system can be used, over time the cable can stretch requiring adjustment, or in worst case scenario snap completely. A traditional cable operated handbrake doesn't have the stopping power a hydraulic handbrake does. AHydraulic handbrakes are connected inline into the hydraulic braking system of the car. When you pull on the handbrake, this level action pushes a master cyclinder and high-pressure brake fluid is pushed into the rear brake calipers which in turn operates the rear brakes. For this reason it's common to see a hydraulic handbrake on race cars that have disk brakes all round. When used in conjunction with a good brake pad compound and quality brake disks you can lock up the rear wheels on just about any car.In some instances hydraulic handbrakes are paired with a second set of brake calipers, this would involve running separate brake lines and a brake fluid reservoir. Whilst more expensive, it means you have dedicated brake calipers for the hydraulic handbrake.It's worth noting that if you're building a car with disk brakes all round it is illegal to have a non-working handbrake fitted - i.e. one without two main operating brake calipers.Hydraulic handbrakes are also found on Rally cars and Drag Cars. For a RWD Drag cars it can be used to lock the front wheels to initiate a burnout or used for staging at the Drag Tree.For Rally cars its used for tight hairpins, you only have to watch a Ken Block video to see how often a hydraulic handbrake is used to get the car to change direction suddenly.