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Old 11-13-2010, 11:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Extended front brake lines chevy knuckles

After recent mods to my front suspension, including new, longer travel shocks, my front brake lines are now acting as "limit" straps.
My knuckles are '76 Chevy K10, with high steer arms. They use a 7/16 banjo bolt to attach the flex brake lines. I'm currently using RE1552, 22in lines purportedly for a "CJ '77-'81". The 22's are too short. I need at least 26inches, with 28 preferred. RE has a 28 inch set, RE15555, but it's not clear if they will fit the '76 Chevy caliper. I asked RE but got no response.
I know some of you guys must be running high steer Chevy knuckles, using lines in the 26-28 inch range. The Ford and post '81 Jeeps seem to all use a 3/8 diameter banjo bolt; I need to use 7/16, and don't want to drill out the smaller fittings.
Any help would be appreciated
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Old 11-13-2010, 01:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Run one center flex line from the frame to the axle, hard lines, and then short factory length flex lines to the calipers.
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Old 11-14-2010, 01:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I thought about doing that-- but would be easier to install two 28" lines that match up to my calipers (7/16 banjo), and current hard lines (3/16 inverted flare). Your suggestion would take more fabrication time, but would be "trick", when finished.
There's no easy way to run the hard line to a frame/cross-member location near the center of the axle; I'd have to run the line down one control arm, then across the axle. So I'd need 4 flex lines doing it that way.
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Old 11-14-2010, 02:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I thought about doing that-- but would be easier to install two 28" lines that match up to my calipers (7/16 banjo), and current hard lines (3/16 inverted flare). Your suggestion would take more fabrication time, but would be "trick", when finished.
There's no easy way to run the hard line to a frame/cross-member location near the center of the axle; I'd have to run the line down one control arm, then across the axle. So I'd need 4 flex lines doing it that way.
Which would be the best way to go about it. Then you can run cheap 10" flex lines, and be into it for less money than some long ass stick grabbers, and they don't get torn off.
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What about making 2 hardline extensions with the fittings and length needed?

Rubicon Express makes some but not sure if the fittings are what you need:
http://www.rubiconexpress.com/JeepPa...BL&part=RE1505

Or these guys will make you anything want:
http://www.crownperformance.com/
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Old 11-14-2010, 08:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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check our page,i think we have just what you need. We can split kits if necessary.
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