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Classic Tube or Inline Tube brake lines, wich one?

I am ready to buy stainless steel brake lines. Anybody have any experience with either Classic Tube or Inline Tube companies? The prices are close, so it is just a matter of quality between the two. Thanks for any info.

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Re: Classic Tube or Inline Tube brake lines, wich one?

I bought the classics when I did mine. They were perfect. Everything fit up just like factory with no hassles.

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Re: Classic Tube or Inline Tube brake lines, wich one?

Hey, we've done similar mods (except the 350, can't afford it yet). I prefer to get stuff locally, which is why I swapped in longer rubber (over-the-counter) lines. They were $30 each, but are available on a moment's notice. I've also heard of too many reports of the ends blowing off the braided stainless ones. What axles you running?

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Re: Classic Tube or Inline Tube brake lines, wich one?

JEEPN, good to hear from you. I am running the axles from the 76 Blazer that supplied the sm465/np205. The front is a Dana 44 and the rear is a 12 bolt. Not the biggest and the best, but for mud and sand they should hold up. Another big selling point is i got all of the Blazer parts for $75. I am looking to replace the "hard lines" mainly. Undecided on the lines to axles, have not found any good deals yet. Thanks again for all of the help and info you have given. Have you seen the frame with my new tires, 40" x 17". Maybe those axles won't hold up.

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Re: Classic Tube or Inline Tube brake lines, wich one?

DAMN! Are those Swamper radials?

You also need the NP205 twinstick setup.

You should do like I did, and just get a roll of bulk tubing (with fittings) from NAPA and a double flaring kit as well. You can bend your own, run them the way you like, and if you need to replace one, it'll cost a lot less. I bought a nice double flaring kit on Ebay for $50, it'll double flare just about any size, and swage fittings as well.

Hey, have you checked the top of the NP205/SM465 adapter for "the crack"? Just curious.

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Re: Classic Tube or Inline Tube brake lines, wich one?

No crack, i went out and checked it after i read it in one of your old posts. Have all of your twinstick info, haven't found another stick yet. On the brake lines was it pretty easy to double flare them? A guy at the parts store told me that it might be unsafe to do it youself. I think he wanted a sale. The tires are Gumbo Monster Mudders, got them from a guy on the forsale board, pretty good deal. guess it is time to look for a flare kit, you talked me into it. How is the Scrambler doing, have not seen any recent pics lately.

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Re: Classic Tube or Inline Tube brake lines, wich one?

If you are running wider then stock axles, the rear hard lines in the kit won't fit. See if either one will sell you the CJ kit with out the rear hard lines.

After doing the stainless route, I might have been inclined to do it myself had I to do it again. One thing about the stainless hardlines, they are a b$%ch to double flare if you need too... I bought a good double flaring tool (Rigid) and it was real hard working with the stainless stuff. (My brake setup is not stock...)



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Re: Classic Tube or Inline Tube brake lines, wich one?

Yeah, I forgot about that. Stainless would suck to double flare. I'm working with "normal" tubing.

I had to travel around for 5 weeks while my contract was up for renewal, then Christmas, then I pulled a chest muscle getting wood for the winter. Just coming out of it now, hurt like hell.

I have the new heater for the garage, the funds to complete the Scrambler, and the time to do it in. I'm looking to pick up a new digital camera, can't decide between the Toshiba PDR-M60 or the Fuji Finepix 2400, but will make a decision in a few weeks. I'll document the rest of the buildup then, should have it going by spring.

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Re: Classic Tube or Inline Tube brake lines, wich one?

Both places said they could swap in the Chevy axle tubing instead of Jeep. Inline said it would cost alittle. After the hearing from you guys i might go with steel tubing and bend and flare it myself. Thanks.

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