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Old 04-20-2008, 09:34 AM   #1
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Question Longer Brake Line Install Enquiry

I am planning on replacing my brake line when I do my lift, and I have checked out this site (http://www.4x4xplor.com/TJ-brakelines.html). It looks like a good write up. Does any one have any other words of wisdom or tricks of the trade that should be considered with this project. It looks like it could be a messy job.


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Old 04-20-2008, 11:26 AM   #3
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Dont forget to bleed them (step 14).. thats about it. Use new copper crush washer.

The bleeding is whats gonna take a while.

correction The bleeding is whats gonna be the job
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im about 4.5 inches on the front of my sport...

you see this bracket?


i just removed the torx bolt... made a extension bracket to lower the mount about 2 inches and i have never had a brake line problem...with the stock lines.

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Old 04-20-2008, 12:09 PM   #5
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2x on what vector said I did the same thing
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Do you have an after picture?? And what did you do for the back??

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Old 04-20-2008, 02:55 PM   #7
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I havent done anything for the back. Let me see if i can dig something out for ya.
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i did nothing with the back either.... here is my front mod..
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Old 04-20-2008, 04:25 PM   #9
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i needed only 25 minutes to install the SS front brake lines. in the rear i don´t need a longer line because i still have stock control arms.
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Old 04-20-2008, 07:34 PM   #10
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i just removed the torx bolt... made a extension bracket to lower the mount about 2 inches and i have never had a brake line problem...with the stock lines.

just my 2 cents
You don't know what your missing though. The solid feedback the stainless lines give you are great! The pedal will be much stronger, won't fade, or expand the rubber line.
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You don't know what your missing though. The solid feedback the stainless lines give you are great! The pedal will be much stronger, won't fade, or expand the rubber line.

I think if there is a mechanical improvement as a result of the stainless lines it is probably worth doing since it is really not that hard to do. The other ideas are certainly useful and interesting if you did not care about the loss of fade.
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Especially if you are out on a trail and have to hold the brakes on a descend... you don't want a rubber line exploding.
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I just replaced my front brakes and rotors, and while I was compressing the piston in the caliper it leaked brake fluid out through the cap on the fluid fill. There was clearly too much fluid in the container, but I wonder if it should leak out like that. I guess the extra fluid has to go somewhere. Anyone else experience any thing like this??
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yes thats normal, thats the reason why you're suppose to loosen the cap when you're doing your brakes.
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I got mines with my lift.. too lazy to install them due to being messy.
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Especially if you are out on a trail and have to hold the brakes on a descend... you don't want a rubber line exploding.
I've a manual trans... your concern is not an issue with a hand shaker trans

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