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Old 03-14-2012, 06:53 PM
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need lengths of hard brake lines for replacement

I am looking to replace the hard brake lines on my 93 yj with brake lines from the auto parts store with flares and nuts on them already but not pre-bent, anyone know the lengths I will need?
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:08 PM   #2
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Best bet is to buy a couple 10' sticks and some 6' sticks. Then go to autozone and rent a flaring tool kit. You will not get everything back together with full sticks. I would buy 2 10' and 4 6',

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Old 03-15-2012, 06:51 AM   #3
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^agreed. You'll need to cut and reflare yourself. Buy some extra and practaice a bit.
I just got 4 or 5 10 ft sticks and some unions. I had to get some different size flare nuts for the master cylinder side, they are not all 3/16 IIRC. The line should be 3/16s as well.

I redid all of my lines last year when my rear one sprung a leak at the offroad park. Great piece of mind.

I have my own flare kit though. Just make sure you do the correct prep on each flare and take your time.
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If you don't have any previous flaring experience I'd stick with the pre-made sections.

I just finished replacing all my lines from the master to the wheels with pre-made sections. There are enough choices in lengths that it's not that difficult. You can remove a section at a time and measure it (the good old string method works) but don't straighten it to measure. It's good to use the original as a template as you go. You can easily make up a couple of inches of excess length in the new sections with a creative bend or two that doesn't put the line at any risk of future damage.
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Make sure to buy an extra coupling or too, might save you a trip!
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