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Old 09-27-2011, 08:35 AM   #1
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I'm ready to pull the trigger on my lift kit but had a question about brake lines - in the conversation with the mech that will be doing this, he said in other kits he's installed he found that the brake relo has caused him some problems in the past - not that the relo bracket wasn't right, but that the stock brake lines wouldn't always reach to the bracket and adaptor. Is it enough of a concern that I should consider getting brake lines as well?

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Old 09-27-2011, 08:41 AM   #2
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I have the relocation brackets on my lift, they seem to work fine. I will more than likely buy extended lines in the future.

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Old 09-27-2011, 08:41 AM   #3
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I have a 4.5 inch lift and it came with all new lines, you have to.
Otherwise when you go off roading you will snap ur lines.
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:44 AM   #4
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what lift? I did a 3.5 AEV and it came with some brackets to lower the
hard lines a little. I also made a couple extra brackets for the front lines
to support the brake line and ABS wiring.
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Be very careful when modifying brake lines
Check movement thoroughly
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I'm ready to pull the trigger on my lift kit but had a question about brake lines - in the conversation with the mech that will be doing this, he said in other kits he's installed he found that the brake relo has caused him some problems in the past - not that the relo bracket wasn't right, but that the stock brake lines wouldn't always reach to the bracket and adaptor. Is it enough of a concern that I should consider getting brake lines as well?

Thanks for the input (as always).

I guess it depends on whos brackets your using.

We include them in all of our kits to 2-3". They were great with no issues at all.

We noticed the 2012 JK's have even longer brake lines than the previous years.
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Old 09-27-2011, 04:06 PM   #7
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Considering that I'm investing 2K in a suspension lift, I don't want to shim on brake lines - extended SS / Kevlar lines are $150 for a set of 4. A reasonable 'insurance' to maintain the growling at install-time.

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