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Old 05-15-2011, 09:12 PM   #1
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Ford 8.8 Brake Lines Question

I'm finishing my 8.8 swap and I'm slightly stuck. I'm doing all new brake components. Some of the stuff could be salvaged, but I really wanted to have everything all fresh. The axle is all welded (Big ups to No Excuses Jeep in New Egypt, NJ ) and all painted (big ups to Krylon ).

Now I just need someone to guide me on installing the brake lines. I can do the rotors, calipers, etc. but it's just routing the brake lines that I'm confused about. I went with the Currie pack so I have ZJ brake cables, and I also have the hard brake lines that go from the calipers to the steel brake line... but what do i do about that and the T-fitting?


I'm also looking for a rubber brake boot, that rubber black boot or plug that sticks through the backing plate. Any idea on what that is called and where I should be able to find some replacements?

finally, how should I run the vent tube? What tubing should I get and with what fitting?

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Old 05-15-2011, 10:08 PM   #2
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You re-use the "T-Square" from your stock axle and bolt it to the 8.8. Here are my lines. You can see my vent tube adapter in the first pic and last pic, behind the track bar mount. I just popped the stock tube onto that.

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Old 05-15-2011, 10:16 PM   #3
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Here's how ECGS did mine.




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Old 05-16-2011, 12:39 AM   #4
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Wow both of you guys rock this definitely answers my question. I looked at the lines I have and I think I've got most of it sorted. Did you just reuse the 8.8's hard brake line or where did you get the replacement hard line?
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It looks like ECGS runs all new lines. The tubbing bends pretty easy. On my axle, it was all new lines except for the passenger side rubber piece that goes into the caliper. It looks like they used the stock one. But the drivers side, as seen in the pic, is brand new.
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