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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-14-2000, 07:37 PM
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Brake lines

My CJ5 is lifted about 5 inches and still has the stock length brake lines.
I want to remedy this before I leave for the Rubicon tomorrow. What is the best
safe way to do this?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-14-2000, 07:48 PM
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Re: Brake lines

before tommorrow???... take the lines apart at the frame, and move then to under the frame(not through it)and zip tie it to the frame. afterthe trip.. order some stainless lines....

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Re: Brake lines

You might want to take a spare set of lines with you Rubicon will flex your axles and if the lines are all that are holding the axles they will go first and you want brakes on the rocks have fun and good luck

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Re: Brake lines

Wow you guys are fast. Maybe I will try to find some steel lines before I leave.
Good point about the flex ripping them. thanks
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Re: Brake lines

I actually had a brakeline develop a hole in it, my buddy and I went to the store, and bought a stock brake line, and a length of steel tube, and a brass connector block. We bent, cut and flared the line to fit about 4-5" straight down from the frame mount, and then attached the rubber line from there to the caliper. Worked like a charm, even wheeled on it. Granted the superlift HD springs didn't flex enough for travel to be an issue, but the springs definately had enough arch that the stock line wouldn't fit without the extention.

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Re: Brake lines

For the rear get NAPA # 36537, they're 7.3" longer than stock and will bolt on. For the front I got longer ones and drilled out the centers to fit the banjo bolt. I can give you the NAPA part #, but they're over 36" long and sometimes are too long and get in the way. They're usually in stock and are OEM rubber ones. I have also heard the front brake lines to an F-150 will fit and are longer, but I have not confirmed this.

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Re: Brake lines

Do carry a couple of spare lines (even if they're stock length) and some brake fluid. Flexing and busting a line can put a real damper on the wheeling ... been there done that. You can always crimp off the busted line and get by, but its nice to have a spare to slap on.
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Re: Brake lines

Its 5:30 and I am finally leaving. I got some long lines from Specialized 4WD in south Sac
for the front and used one of the old fronts to extend the rear. Thank you for the help
everybody.
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