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Old 05-05-2010, 06:25 PM   #1
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Brake Lines

I just bough my 33" duratracs and am about to order my 4" lift from zone. The guy that's helping me out with this (since I'm a beginner) said his main concern is that the brake lines might be too short. Is this a legit problem I should be concerned about?

Also...anyone heard reviews on lifts by zone?

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I'm no expert on lifted vehicles, but I've worked on brakes since I was 11 years old if your flex lines are too short thats an easy fix, simply get longer lined and bleed the system the rears gotta be lengthened by adding more line using a union, But, I HIGHLY recommend you have a qualified person, shop tech or other do both and bleed the system before you drive it.

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Old 05-05-2010, 08:45 PM   #3
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That's a 'maybe'.

First, the rear brake line is never too short because of how it is routed to the rear brakes. The front brake lines are only sometimes too short. With a very flexible high-end 4" lift, they could be too short. With a typical 4" lift, not all that flexible in other words, they will probably be fine. I had a non-super flexible 5.5" RockKrawler lift on my TJ years ago and my stock brake lines were still fine. All I did was lower the front brake line frame mount for them 1" with the bracket extension I got, I think, with my old Tera Quick Disconnect kit for the front antiswaybar links (which makes the front suspension more flexible).

If you do end up needing slightly longer front brake lines, all you need are the factory brake lines for an older YJ (95 or older) Wrangler which are slightly longer than the TJ's brake lines. They are high quality and low in cost, and they are a direct bolt-in replacement. You don't need fancy stainless steel braid covered lines which doesn't really make them stronger anyway.
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That's a 'maybe'.

First, the rear brake line is never too short because of how it is routed to the rear brakes. The front brake lines are only sometimes too short. With a very flexible high-end 4" lift, they could be too short. With a typical 4" lift, not all that flexible in other words, they will probably be fine. I had a non-super flexible 5.5" RockKrawler lift on my TJ years ago and my stock brake lines were still fine. All I did was lower the front brake line frame mount for them 1" with the bracket extension I got, I think, with my old Tera Quick Disconnect kit for the front antiswaybar links (which makes the front suspension more flexible).

If you do end up needing slightly longer front brake lines, all you need are the factory brake lines for an older YJ (95 or older) Wrangler which are slightly longer than the TJ's brake lines. They are high quality and low in cost, and they are a direct bolt-in replacement. You don't need fancy stainless steel braid covered lines which doesn't really make them stronger anyway.

If I had a brake line problem of too short, here in Va Beach we have a company called Hydra Hose, I'd just go there and give them the brake line and tell them how much longer to make the new one, and it would be made to factory specs. I've dealt with them for 18 years and so far I have NEVER had a single problem, all parts are new and a pressure test twice as much as required is performed before the line is delivered. If it wasn't for them I'd spend a bundle at eh dealer for lines.
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