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Old 07-12-2013, 12:38 PM   #1
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Line lock

Anyone on here running the Hust roll control line lock kit? Thinking about picking it up but wanted to hear what people thought of it. Seems easy enough to install and use.

More wondering about how useful it actually is. Is it worth doing it?
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:40 PM   #2
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I have no line loc and my car seems to burn out fine. Rear brakes are still ok as well.
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:55 PM   #3
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Well I'm wondering when I add the drag radials if it'll still be okay. I mean I can breakstand the pZeros or Invo's without much of a problem. But sticky drag radials might be something different.

That and I was thinking about using it for launches as well. Seems like a pretty easy way to get consistent launches.
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Well I'm wondering when I add the drag radials if it'll still be okay. I mean I can breakstand the pZeros or Invo's without much of a problem. But sticky drag radials might be something different.

That and I was thinking about using it for launches as well. Seems like a pretty easy way to get consistent launches.
I don't think you're supposed to use the line loc as a trans brake. I don't see it reacting fast enough.
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:18 PM   #5
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Says it reacts in 1/100,000 of a second and the installation/operation instructions say how to use it to launch the car.

This is the main thing I'm curious about, if anyone is actually using it for that purpose.
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:18 PM   #6
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I have the Hurst "Roll Control" line lock on my 2011 SS L99. It works as advertised and I like it for burnouts on DRs. I'm a novice and I had issues with burnouts w/o the line lock, so it gives me a level of comfort I didn't have with brake stall burnout. I do not use it for launching and have never tried it.

Having said that I had a couple of issues with the kit during installation that you should be aware of. The kit came with the wrong size adapters, and it took a month or more to get the right ones from Hurst (they admitted a number of kits were shipped with the wrong adapters). The second issue was with grounding the arming switch. We tried what we thought were grounds inside the driver's compartment and everyone of them blew the 4 amp switch sent with the kit (apparently something attached to those grounds was drawing amps). We had to route the switch ground back into the engine compartment and ground it on an empty threaded post next to the positive battery post in the engine bay.
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Says it reacts in 1/100,000 of a second and the installation/operation instructions say how to use it to launch the car.

This is the main thing I'm curious about, if anyone is actually using it for that purpose.
I've never heard of anyone using it like that. Just bring the rpms up with the foot brake. That should be all you need.
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:37 PM   #8
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I have the Hurst "Roll Control" line lock on my 2011 SS L99. It works as advertised and I like it for burnouts on DRs. I'm a novice and I had issues with burnouts w/o the line lock, so it gives me a level of comfort I didn't have with brake stall burnout. I do not use it for launching and have never tried it.

Having said that I had a couple of issues with the kit during installation that you should be aware of. The kit came with the wrong size adapters, and it took a month or more to get the right ones from Hurst (they admitted a number of kits were shipped with the wrong adapters). The second issue was with grounding the arming switch. We tried what we thought were grounds inside the driver's compartment and everyone of them blew the 4 amp switch sent with the kit (apparently something attached to those grounds was drawing amps). We had to route the switch ground back into the engine compartment and ground it on an empty threaded post next to the positive battery post in the engine bay.
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I've never heard of anyone using it like that. Just bring the rpms up with the foot brake. That should be all you need.
Yea I get that. I just figure it was an idea. And wasn't sure if anyone was using it for that purpose.
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I have the SJM line lock, and I think it's absolutely GREAT for burnouts (both on and off the track ). I have not ever used it off-the-line as you described, but I can sorta understand your theory behind using it that way. I had no issues at all with installation....but I will say that mine is not quite as "pretty" as the Hurst unit!!!
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When you put the quotation marks around pretty it makes me worry about what the SJM unit looks like lol
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When you put the quotation marks around pretty it makes me worry about what the SJM unit looks like lol
Here's what mine looks like....it's installed in a totally different location than the Hurst Unit. I kind of like the fact that there is nothing really "displaying" what it is......kinda incognito!!
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:10 PM   #12
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I like it. Definitely looks a lot better than I was expecting lol
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Line locks can be used to launch when tranny brakes aren't allowed, but you see them on stick cars more than anything, brake stands in manuals are a little tricky.
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I have/ had the Hurst unit on mine (came with the wrong adapters as was mentioned above). I had an issue with the brakes not releasing immediately after releasing the switch, which is not what you want to have happen in the staging lane. It turned out that my solenoid malfunctioned and it had less than 8 passes on it at the track. When I contacted the vendor I was told that the warranty is only 90 days and that maybe Hurst could rebuild it for me at a cost. I purchased the unit last fall and was planning to use it at the last few track days of the season but after getting the wrong adapters that plan was shot. So I had to wait until this year and the solenoid goes bad, and I find out that it's out of warranty! A replacement solenoid is $150. I haven't decided what I want to do yet, but I am not really happy with this (it just happened last week). Debating on whether I want to try another brand or just forego the line lock since Hurst doesn't stand behind their products- at least this one. When it worked, I liked it, but I should not have to worry whether it's going to work or not.
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I have the SJM Line Lock. It was a simple install. It has a 2 Step system as well. A Master Toggle switch to arm the system and then a red light illuminates. Then you have to hold down another red button to use the line loc.
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I have the SJM Line Lock. It was a simple install. It has a 2 Step system as well. A Master Toggle switch to arm the system and then a red light illuminates. Then you have to hold down another red button to use the line loc.
Yep, my SJM was a pretty easy install, and seems to be functioning perfect so far. But then again, it doesn't get used very often!!! I think it's funny, at car shows, everyone always asks if my line lock button is for Nitrous!!!!
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:27 AM   #17
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I have/ had the Hurst unit on mine (came with the wrong adapters as was mentioned above). I had an issue with the brakes not releasing immediately after releasing the switch, which is not what you want to have happen in the staging lane. It turned out that my solenoid malfunctioned and it had less than 8 passes on it at the track. When I contacted the vendor I was told that the warranty is only 90 days and that maybe Hurst could rebuild it for me at a cost. I purchased the unit last fall and was planning to use it at the last few track days of the season but after getting the wrong adapters that plan was shot. So I had to wait until this year and the solenoid goes bad, and I find out that it's out of warranty! A replacement solenoid is $150. I haven't decided what I want to do yet, but I am not really happy with this (it just happened last week). Debating on whether I want to try another brand or just forego the line lock since Hurst doesn't stand behind their products- at least this one. When it worked, I liked it, but I should not have to worry whether it's going to work or not.
Hurst did not impress me with their customer service, or should I say their lack of customer service. If I had it to do over I would buy another brand. I think they are another company that is riding on their past reputation, while forgetting that quality and customer service is what got them that reputation. Sad to see so many companies forget that their customers are the ones that made them a success, because without customers you're just burning dollars.
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