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Has anyone out there ever made up there own extended brake lines? Can I just go buy some rubber hose or is it more involved? Or, do I say screw it and just go buy a pre-made SS kit?
 

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Originally posted by sandman:
<STRONG>Has anyone out there ever made up there own extended brake lines? Can I just go buy some rubber hose or is it more involved? Or, do I say screw it and just go buy a pre-made SS kit?</STRONG>
just hook two stock breaklines together and that will give you enough slack. maybe too much. just one of the many cheap tricks i've heard about! <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">
 

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yes you can use stock break likes for extended ones. i have tons of wheel travel with my 3/4 eliptic and it is still too long.

to take up some of the slack you might want to zip-tie it to the tire carrier so you don't catch the line on shit.

happy trails
rich *ruger*
 

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By the time you get new rubber brake lines and couplers, you're in it for just a little less than the Summit SS ones (Earls). Just order a set of them, mine were $76 shipped to my door for all three. Plenty long and much better looking. You will need to file a little metal from the caliper and frame mounted brakets probably. Might as well chop the bracket into a U shape on the front calipers while you're there to make birfield changing easier. You can also cut off the old front and rear brackets and bend the hard lines down to get even more play if you need it. Just remount them lower.
 

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If you are going to use 2 stock brake lines. You need to get 3 rear brake lines. They have 1 male and 1 female end and attach them to your stock brake lines. the front have 2 female ends.

I bought the Pro-Comp (Earl's) kit from summit a couple of month's ago. Well worth the $79.00
 

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Do those Procomp/ Earls kit come with front and rear? Everything I need as far as soft lines?

Also, I have steel braided lines upfront made by superlift (put on by previous owner), is this the same thing cause if so they leak and are shitty.

Thanks....
 

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I did both front and rears on my 4runner for a total of $7.69 by attaching stock lines together and have had no problems whatsoever, got my parts at the local PnP.
 

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Originally posted by TyTy:
<STRONG>Do those Procomp/ Earls kit come with front and rear? Everything I need as far as soft lines?

Also, I have steel braided lines upfront made by superlift (put on by previous owner), is this the same thing cause if so they leak and are shitty.

Thanks....</STRONG>
Yes they include 2 front lines and 1 back line. I don't know if they are the same as superlifts or not but I know mine do not leak at all.
 

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I did the boxy toyota van trick. For the front lines I got the front lines out of a van, they bolted right up and give about a ten inch extension when connected to the stock lines. The wrecker charged me $15 CDN but the parts store was $20 each so thats like $20 US for a pair. For the rear I just took the rear one off my parts truck. Works great so far.

Mike.
 
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