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HkdOnJP 07-09-2007 03:34 PM

Brake Line
I'm Puttin a 3 inch lift on my 94 and im gonna need new brake lines well extended i know not to get stainless. But i heard somwhere that you can use brake lines off a different Truck/Jeep something with a little modification. Any one heard this any suggestions ideas anything Thanks

AzTJ 07-09-2007 04:00 PM


Originally Posted by HkdOnJP (Post 101056)
im gonna need new brake lines well extended i know not to get stainless.

Why not stainless? They are a lot better than the crappy rubber ones that come stock. The new stainless lines on my TJ make the pedal feel sooo much better.

HkdOnJP 07-09-2007 04:05 PM

see i heard that those were horrible and that they brake and crack?

AzTJ 07-09-2007 04:21 PM

your thinking of the rubber ones :D

HkdOnJP 07-09-2007 04:25 PM

im almost positive that it was stainless ah hell im nuts anyways so you like your stainless ones no complaints

AzTJ 07-09-2007 04:33 PM

Nope - not squishy or anything. this pic doesn't do the decent justice, but I was just standing on the firewall and the breaks felt amazingly firm.

HkdOnJP 07-09-2007 04:39 PM

i like your color maybe ill do the the stainless Dont you love those days where the tops down doors off and its 95 when you go in the house and after you sit online for an hour or so your brother comes down and says dude its pouring

AzTJ 07-09-2007 04:45 PM

LMAO - nope, never had that problem :D

bluvikng 07-09-2007 04:48 PM

You will not need brake line extensions with just a 3" lift, unless you add more, somewhere else.

HkdOnJP 07-09-2007 04:48 PM

and since i decided i think my jeep will look awesome w/o fender flares and with 10.50's it made for already very wet ride

HkdOnJP 07-09-2007 05:02 PM

i was planning on putting on a body lift of 1-2 inches when i did the motor swap so i'll need it correct?

AzTJ 07-09-2007 06:23 PM

1-2" Body lift and a 3" suspension lift? Yes

HkdOnJP 07-09-2007 06:40 PM

i figured so i plan on runnin 33's and i want some clearance so 3" suspension and 2 in body should do it but we arent do the body lift till we swap in the 6cyl so i dont need the lines right a way

daddyjeep 07-10-2007 11:20 AM

Your flexible (rubber) brake lines are attached to your hard lines, and your hard lines are attached to the frame. Therefore, a body lift has no relationship to your flexible lines. Your hard lines will need to be modified when you do the body lift because you are moving the body and master cylinder further away from the frame. Most suspension lifts will come with brake line relocater brackets so your stock lines will still work. Stainless lines are definately better than rubber lines though even though they are not required for your lift. Just another upgrade down the road.

jeeps&comics 07-10-2007 11:32 AM

I'm so glad to hear this, because I just ordered SS brake lines when I ordered my lift (I didnt need them, its only a 3" lift, but like Daddyjeep said, its just another upgrade). But the initial post in this thread had me thinking about what i did... glad to hear SS are the way to go

bluvikng 07-10-2007 11:41 AM

Last year at Moab, we ruptured a SS brake line, and there are pro's and con's to which is better. The SS braided lines do look better, and you would think they would be stronger. But in the end, the rubber ones seem to be able to handle stress loads better. I guess rubber expands, and bends easier, than the braided steel ones. If you get too much expansion, you get brake fade, so I would still go with the SS braided lines, as the above failure, is very rare.

HkdOnJP 07-10-2007 04:50 PM

thanks for all your info guys its helpin me in probably the 2nd hardest problem with my lift first being what size ubolts i need i know extended but do you guys know size in inches they are across not lengthwise

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