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Old 01-22-2014, 09:26 PM   #1
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Help with RE 2.5" Brake Line Extensions

Anyone have experience with installing these? The instructions simply say "install" with zero information on HOW to install them. I'm a newbie when it comes to auto mechanics and I'm trying to teach myself by working on this yj here and there. After lots of searching, I haven't been able to find any instructions on how to install the hard brake line extensions provided in the kit for the front end.

Any help would be much appreciated.
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:29 PM   #2
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They go between the flexible brake line coming off the caliper and the hard brake line on the frame. You should use line wrenches when working on the brake lines cause the nuts on them are soft (made of brass). Then ofcourse you have to bleed the brake system.

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Old 01-23-2014, 10:31 AM   #3
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There also is a clip that holds the flex line to the hard line bracket. The clip has a lip that you grab with pliers and pull up on. This will release the flex line from the bracket. Once you screw the flex and hard line together reinstall the clip to hold it to the bracket.
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:02 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help! Hoping the weather will finally cooperate this weekend so I can get this done.
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:19 PM   #5
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do any of you have pics of these hard brake lines installed? i just got the RE 2.5 lift and I've gotten all the springs and struts offand all i have left to do is extend the brake lines but im not really sure how to go about doing it? my kit came with the same hard brake line extensions in the front and idk if they should connect to the caliper or the bracket on the frame?
thanks for any help!!
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Old 04-26-2014, 06:09 AM   #6
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Marcello, they go up top. They dont mount to the caliper. They mount between the flexline and the hardline on the frame mount.
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Old 04-26-2014, 11:13 PM   #7
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thanks alot for the help! just got finished up with the lift and its rides smooooooth
and definetly gave me over 2.5 inches of lift!

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