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Old 08-19-2014, 12:35 AM   #1
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Brake Line Routing

Have a 1988 YJ, gonna replace blown brake lines with stainless. The steel brake lines that are in there seem wrong. Specifically, the brake line that goes from the proportioning valve to the passenger side front disk brake. It is running out the front of the jeep in front of the grill from driver to passenger side. It is mounted with a clip to the front body mount on top. Very exposed.

This cannot be right. Could someone please snap a picture of a similar model or simply tell me how it is supposed to run?

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Old 08-19-2014, 01:28 AM   #2
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My 95 runs the same way. Good thing with running your own lines is you can place them how you want.

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Old 08-19-2014, 01:34 AM   #3
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Mine's the same way too.
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:13 AM   #4
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Its correct, it runs outside in front of the grill and is covered by the plastic cover. Strange but true
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Old 08-19-2014, 11:33 AM   #5
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Its correct, it runs outside in front of the grill and is covered by the plastic cover. Strange but true
I think the PO removed that plastic cover, can you snap a picture of it for me. Do you guys know if I can pick up like a replica in metal somewhere??? Maybe Poison Spider.
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:26 PM   #6
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I don't recall putting any plastic cover back on mine. When I did the hard lines over I got this flaring tool which made the job very simple. And I got this tubing kit in 3/16" which comes with all the fittings that you will likely need.
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:29 PM   #7
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I favor the steel line because the original lasted for 20+ years so I didn't see any reason to add the expense of getting stainless lines. I however, didn't cheap out on the tools.
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Old 08-20-2014, 02:18 AM   #8
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The flaring tool is awesome. I bought a much more sophisticated one for fuel lines. The one you purchased can do so much more. I will look into it. I purchased the brake lines from Morris pre-bent and finished. I know, I suck. But, the pre-bent are made for the 88 YJ, no need for additional tools. They were expensive however.
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Old 08-20-2014, 02:22 AM   #9
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New Plastic Cover

Got the original plastic cover for the front of the Jeep from Amazon. Amazon.com: Jeep Products Replacement FRT FRAME COVER 87-95 YJ 55050158: Automotive
There are several places that have them, but I have a prime account. This is an alternative vendor so you have to pay shipping.

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