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Old 09-04-2012, 09:45 AM   #1
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brake line help

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gonna replace brake lines this week. i sprung a small leak in the main line that runs from front to back.... i'l probably just gonna do all the lines while im under there. any suggestions? i'll probably just buy the bendable stuff, not the prebent stuff.... btw, what size is the stock stuff? 3/16?

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Old 09-05-2012, 11:02 PM   #2
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yea pretty sure its 3/16.

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Old 09-06-2012, 08:09 AM   #3
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James,

Why wouldn't you go with the prebent stuff already to OEM specs? I would rather do that than have compression fittings spliced in. If your jeep is driving through areas where the OEM line is getting caught and punctured, then the added diameter of the compression fittings will probably get caught more. Just an idea... OEM prebent lines aren't expensive, they are just more money than the straight lines at the auto parts place.

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Where did you get prebent lines? I've never found any and have to bend them myself. Hard to make it look good that way.

Also, wouldn't it be tricky feeding the lines back into the jeep? Id think the bends would get caught on everything
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:42 PM   #5
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"Online tubing" or "Classic Tubing" sells the prebent tubing. They are very reasonable and do quality work. I used Classic Tubing for my entire hard line brake system when I did my "frame up" restoration on my YJ. They do great work.

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I'm doing a brake line tomorrow too. The tubing is 3/16. The master cylinder fitting is 9/16 and the wheel end is 3/8 or 10mm. The tubes (I believe) come with only one size fitting 3/8 on both ends. Is there an adapter fitting for the 9/16 side? or should I buy a used OEM line of ebay for $50?

I can't imagine trying to fish a prebent line into a fully assembled truck.

How important is it that I follow the original route?
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:18 PM   #7
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Why wouldn't you go with the prebent stuff already to OEM specs? I would rather do that than have compression fittings spliced in. If your jeep is driving through areas where the OEM line is getting caught and punctured, then the added diameter of the compression fittings will probably get caught more.
Two observations:
1. Compression fittings are totally unacceptable in brake systems.
2. Prior to the quoted post, there had been no mention of either splicing or compression fittings.
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I've gotten the 25' coil brake lines from Advance and replaced all of my brake lines before. It's not difficult but can be frustrating to follow the old route. I tried to put the two side by side and put the bends in the same place. If you notice on the long run of the brake line from the splitter bank back to the rear, there are some funky bends on the vertical run of the brake line. This might be to take some of the compression of the system into account. Make sure you use a tube bender because you don't want to kink the brake lines. I also got the new fittings from Advance or Napa. I got my flaring tool, tube cutter and bender from harbor freight for cheap.

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