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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-28-2001, 07:25 PM
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Found post about using the brake lines on a 80 C30 to get 6 extra inches on CJ 7. Need suggestions on what to do for the rear lines?
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Looking for cheap mods. $100 for brake lines is crazy.

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Re: extended brake lines

mmm... i have the part number at home.. jeepn knows it... you could do a search on him.. and look back awhile... year ago.. i know he has put it out several times..

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Re: extended brake lines

There serveral posts. Now that I read more the C30 may be to long. The posts were I found the most info never were completed. I got part numbers 36537 for rear and 36931 38286 for front and 31668 front with durms. I have disk front brakes does this make a diff in the brake line? Do any of these numbers sound right. Like I said the thread had a bunch of numbers but no one was sure.

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Re: extended brake lines

For the rear you want NAPA #36537, it's a direct bolt on and over 7" longer than stock.

The front brake lines were the same from '77-'81 and from '82-'86. I have the ludicriously long ones (NAPA #38286), over 20" longer than stock, so you probably don't want those. I cut the hard line back a bunch and coil them around the shock in a loop. I had to drill out the centers though, as the banjo bolt didn't fit perfectly.

I have no idea as to what the lines go to, just the part numbers. It took me and another guy over 2 hours to find the longer lines with the correct ends on them.

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follow JEEPN's line. I simply went to NAPA, pulled out the "brake line book" and hand picke what I needed. I don't know the numbers but I ended up with 8" over stock rear and 32" fronts. The fronts are actually two line spliced together. High $$ but I'll never run out of length. I had to drill the banjo out as well for my Chevy brakes (Dana 44).....

p.s. : IMO.. stainless lines will not hold up to much yanking on them

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Re: extended brake lines

How do you know if you need to drill out your banjo bolt? I got the goodrich lines from 4wd for a YJ and they seemed to bolt right up to my Chevy brake parts.

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Re: extended brake lines

Well, in my case the Banjo bolt wounldn't fit through the brake line, so it was obvious. You want some play, but not a lot, so the fluid can transfer between the two easily. If it's too tight, the brakes will work, but stopping will be harder, i.e: you'll press down on the pedal hard but the brakes own't grab easily, then they won't return (release) fast either and will drag. It'll be obvious.

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Re: extended brake lines

79 and older waggy calipers have a larger banjo bolt.. vs the 80 and newer waggies.. they are the same size as the jeeps.. yj/cj... i had to drill mine.. its just brass.. so no biggie...

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