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Old 02-14-2003, 08:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay I am going to make my own brake lines, what is the typical added length to stock ( ie how long should my brake lines be ) both forward and rear and how do I go about lenthing my ebrake line ??

oh I have about 4 in half inchs of lift .
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Old 02-14-2003, 08:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you gonna make rubber lines or steel tubes. I , personally would not be comfortable hand crimping my own rubber lines. As far as length of rubber hoses, I would say 2-3" longer than the distance between the fittings at full droop.
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Old 02-14-2003, 09:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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nethier I am going with braided stainless steel line with kevlar on the inside, and I have access to the machine to crimp for me, any advice on the emgency brake ?? and are there standard total length's for a 4 inch lift.
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Old 02-14-2003, 09:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There ought to be some slack in the e-brake cable to allow you to re-route it a bit. That should let you keep it stock.

You also have the option of using a t-case mounted disc parking brake. Much better e-brake system.


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Old 02-14-2003, 09:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, what Hef said. It will be a little tight though. maybe see if you can get some longer couplers or extentions to connect the axle end to the body end. Otherwise, look for longer cables.
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Old 02-15-2003, 02:17 AM   #6 (permalink)
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you might also be able to re-route your ebrake cable.
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Old 02-15-2003, 09:53 AM   #7 (permalink)
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...I have access to the machine to crimp for me...
Are you going to use your existing brakeline hardware or are you going new? I live in Orange and need this done too. Can you hook me up?
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Old 02-15-2003, 02:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I am going to try to use my oem fittings depending on how they look........i will try it is actually my buddie that is going to do this work........ltr
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Old 02-15-2003, 07:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Before you start trying to build your own flex brakelines, you might check www.amstreetrod.com first.. Extremely cheap, infinate lenths avail, all kinds of adapters.. Also try SEARC for BRAKE LINES.... TONS of great info here..I've ran across stuff completely by accedent on unrelated searches that have saved me tons of cash, grief, and fab. time..

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You also have the option of using a t-case mounted disc parking brake. Much better e-brake system.
Just a note on the driveline ebrake.. if you have a automatic locker or ignition-switched ARB, you could set yourself up for a bad situation...

Set the e-brake, and if one tire has little weight on it, the locker can unlock and send your right rolling... same thing with an ARB, if the lockers shut off when you kill the motor.

Just a word or warning.. been there, seen it.
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How do I put this. You check with your DOT laws? If your shop is qualified, then there should be no problems.
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Old 02-16-2003, 07:17 AM   #12 (permalink)
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thanks for the info, the thread seems to moved off subject, Earls is a great place to get part's lots of unversial fittings, seeing how none of the parts store can get banjo fittings it comes up on there website but will not let you buy in the store, so the soultion is going to be to extend the front + 6 + ( what ever lift I have ) and the rear is going to be 22 total, seems most pre-fabed ones are that long for about 4-5 inch lift, that is all I have currently. thanks for your help and ......................


















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here is a great place to get long, pre-fabbed brake lines. i priced out making my own and they were very comprable

http://www.rockequipment.com/hoses.htm
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I would suggest going to Napa and getting them to cross-reference what you need. Show them the line with the proper fittings, then tell them the length you need. I have done this a few times and it has worked well. Extended brake lines for a little over $20 and you don't have to mess with it. Yes, they are rubber, but I don't see any reason why you need stainless, except for the "bling" factor.
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satinless is free for me and as you move up in tire size you are moving up in mass to stop the kelar/stainless is much stronger than rubber, I tried napa already and it was a no go ..............thanks going with earls's for the banjo bolts...............ltr
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CJ front lines +4" = early '80's dodge omni -direct bolt in, just longer. K.I.S.S.
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Front brake lines for chevy vans up through 95 are 2 feet long. And are about $20 apiece.
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I would suggest going to Napa and getting them to cross-reference what you need. Show them the line with the proper fittings, then tell them the length you need. I have done this a few times and it has worked well. Extended brake lines for a little over $20 and you don't have to mess with it. Yes, they are rubber, but I don't see any reason why you need stainless, except for the "bling" factor.
whoaa, wait your trying to make a parts guy work
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