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Old 11-05-2009, 12:29 PM   #1
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Question Brake Line Replacement

My son's wrangler's brake lines are completely corroded and rusted to the point they do not work. I was going to replace them myself.

any tips or help would be appreciative?

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Old 11-13-2009, 08:46 PM   #2
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just did mine. picked up a set crown extended line, four for $119 shipped. on my jk i didn't Even have to take the wheels off. easy job. you do need a vacuum pump to bleed the new lines though. ive seen hand pumps at the local part store to bleed them too

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Old 11-13-2009, 08:49 PM   #3
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you can bleed the brake lines without any pump.
one person has to press the brake pedal while the other person turns the bleed screw until there comes no more air out.
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:09 PM   #4
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ya, vacuum bleeders actually don't work well with bleeding air, at least mine doesn't. the good ole foot method is my preference.

are you going to make the lines from a bulk roll, or peice together straight pieces, or find premade lines?
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Go with prebent lines, I just put some on from Classictubes.com and it is a breeze. No messing around trying to make bends, just pull them out of the box and bolt them on.
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Old 11-14-2009, 07:13 PM   #6
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Replacing and bending all brake lines on a friends ZJ only took 3-4 hours.
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Old 11-21-2009, 02:05 PM   #7
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Just pick a roll of the coated brake line tubing from Napa or wherever you you buy your autoparts.
If you use the coated steel line it will last alot longer,and easier to bend.a roll of steel brake line and fittings should not cost you much more than $40.
take your time and if you buy a flaring tool spend the extra for a decent one.
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:11 AM   #8
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When I did mine I went and bought various lengths of hard line from 6' down to 12" and I also rented a flaring tool. I started by doing 1 line at a time and did all the bends using a variety of sockets to "roll" the bends. It took a friend and I about 18 budlights....I mean 3 hours.

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