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Pro Comp sells a set of extended brake lines - 1 for each front wheel and one for the rear axle - for around $70-80. They're braded steel. Do a search for 'brake' or 'brake lines'. You sould find what you need.</font>
 

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Yup, just scavange another rear line off a junkyard toyota. Since it has a male and female end it can be used to lengthen the line 12" or so. You can use them to lengthen the front also. It works fine and cost me about 15 dollars for all three.
 

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You can also cut the tab where the hard/soft lines meet. Bend it down a couple of inches. Then make alittle bracket to hold it in it's new location. I did this in combo with a longer line. Works good. Hope this not to confusing.
 

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Originally posted by caldo:
<STRONG>$7.50 for all three at junkyard,</STRONG>
You probably wear a $50.00 helmet when you ride a dirt bike too. If this is your DD I sure as hell would not trust "junkyard" brake hoses.
 

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You could try to find someone who didn't use the rear portion of their extended lines. Then just buy that one. I took my extended rear line and added it on to my stock line just to be sure I had lots of room back there.
 

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Originally posted by 85toyboy:
<STRONG>Yup, just scavange another rear line off a junkyard toyota. Since it has a male and female end it can be used to lengthen the line 12" or so. You can use them to lengthen the front also. It works fine and cost me about 15 dollars for all three.</STRONG>
So if I found an extra front line, it would work fine on the rear? Are you saying that all three have the same male and female ends?
 

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Of course I inspected the used brake lines from the junk yard (I didn't just put together some old crusty leaky ones, come awn!) and it turns out they were better than the ones I had on my truck. I was just trying to provide an alternative to spending $70 on aftermarket brakelines which to me seems to be a rip-off. I've been running this configuration for 2 years now and haven't had any problems. And no, you must use only the rear ones that have a female and a male end on them. Make sure you zip tie the extra length up so it will not be rubbing against anything so it won't wear a hole in the line. And Opps <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> "mr safety" it doesn't even look like you have roll bar on your truck and nice purple font on your web-page.Also how much should I be looking to spend on a motorcycle helmet or can I use a used one from a friend?
Mike
 

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Originally posted by TROYOTA:
<STRONG>So if I found an extra front line, it would work fine on the rear? Are you saying that all three have the same male and female ends?</STRONG>
The stock front lines are female/female. You can use the OEM rear male/female lines to lengthen any of the 3 lines. I got 2 25" stainless lines from Earls for $40 shipped and another $2 on new clips...going to use a buddys rear line on my rear for that extension.
 

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Originally posted by caldo:
<STRONG>And Opps <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> "mr safety" it doesn't even look like you have roll bar on your truck and nice purple font on your web-page.Also how much should I be looking to spend on a motorcycle helmet or can I use a used one from a friend?
Mike</STRONG>
Just stating what I do! One of the biggest bitches in driving is losing your brakes!! <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> The SS brake lines may be a bit expensive but they do improve your braking over rubber lines, and that is not just my opinion!! Mr safety, your damn rights, I love life and I have been on this planet for 56 years and I want to see at least another 25!!

It's not purple it's hot pink and my web site sucks anyway!! <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0">

No in that pic it does not have a rollbar but as I write one is being bent up for me.

You pay for a helmet what you think your head is worth. My last one cost over $350.00 and that ws replacing a Bell Moto III that had impacted once, visually the Moto III looked fine, but as hard as the impact was I knew that it was not fine. One good impact on a helmet=destroy it!!!

[ 09-19-2001: Message edited by: David Otto Fritzsche AKA OOPS ]
 

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Originally posted by TROYOTA:
<STRONG>So if I found an extra front line, it would work fine on the rear? Are you saying that all three have the same male and female ends?</STRONG>

No, the rear line is male/female. The fronts are female/female. Just get another rear center line. A stock one should work. I just cut the tab hold mine to give me a few extra inches. However the previous owner had already install one a little longer than stock to begin with.

When are you going to have some pics of the upgrades? My baby truck may not be able to hand anymore.
 

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Just a note on the higher dollar, stainless braided lines, they have a plastic tube in them. I failed to route mine out of harms way on the front end and one ended up getting a hole rubbed through it. Kind of got my attention when I ran a red light with a trailer on after the brake pedel went "pop" and hit the floor. Had to drive home with a vise-grip on that line.

Ended up using the old rear (male-female) line as an extension on the stock front (female-female) line 'til I got some coin. The new ones are re-routed and I put them in a rubber line for some additional abrasion protection.
 
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