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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-24-2002, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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Extended Brake line

I have heard that the brakelinese from a 1980 Chevy C30 pickup will bolt right into a 1984 CJ7 and give enough brake line extension for a 4" lift. Any truth to the rumors?

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Re: Extended Brake line

I would also like to know this?
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Re: Extended Brake line

May work, but it would probably cost quite a bit to buy these lines from NAPA, and I wouldn't try any used lines.

try these guys, they are the cheapest I have ome across.

http://www.jdsoffroad.com

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Re: Extended Brake line

Factory 1984 CJ-7 front brake hoses are 16.5 inches long.

1980 GM K-30 4x4
BH36981 (LF) 22
BH36996 (RF) 22

i got all the lengths off the NAPA website. matt


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Re: Extended Brake line

That's good info. I wish I had known that 3 weeks ago when I accidently welded into my extended stainless steel line and had to spend $70 to get one overnighted to me! I wasn't going to let that stop me from a long planed wheeling trip!

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Re: Extended Brake line

do you know if the thread sizes are all the same? or is that stuff pretty much a standrad size.

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Re: Extended Brake line

i'm going to order mine today. i should have them on by the end of the week. i'll post about them after i install them. matt

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Re: Extended Brake line

did you get the rear one as well?

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Re: Extended Brake line

Just about any parts house should have a book, shows pictures of hoses and gives lengths. I just moved to a little town in Ohio and brought my J10 with me, I did a 6" lift and my hoses were all too short, the guy at the parts house got out his CarQuest book and matched me up. Fronts are over 19" and back is 17 3/4" had to order them and 3 days later and 90.00 and no more brake hose problem.

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Re: Extended Brake line

I'd be interested in knowing how long of lines people are using. I have a CJ7 with 4" lift. I had procomp lines that were roughly 21" long. They ripped out when I hit a rutty mud whole. My suspension is a procomp lift and I had the sway bar connected so I don't think I was getting all that much wheel travel. Since both ripped out at the same time it seems unlikely that a banch or rock got a hold of the line.

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