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Old 10-29-2018, 01:20 PM
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Extend brake lines before adding disconnects?

Hey Everyone,

I've been looking at picking up a set of JKS Quicker Disconnects for my 2014 Jeep JK. Installing them looks simple enough and would be a great addition to my jeep. But a couple of people have told me that I really need to extend my front brake lines and ABS cable before adding the Sway Bar disconnects. Apparently there is a danger of snatching them lose if my wheels articulate further than the current brake lines will allow them to travel.

I've watched a lot of videos on disconnects and not one has mentioned extending the brake lines or abs cable. How serious an issue is this?

My Jeep has a 2.5 inch lift. Would adding front sway bar disconnects present a serious danger to my brake lines?

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I bough the JKS JSpec 2.5Ē lift with the JKS disconnects included. It also included drop brackets for the brake lines as well as recommending giving them a bend near the frame to add more length. Iíve run disconnected and have been at max flex without any issues so far numerous times.


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Hey Everyone,

I've been looking at picking up a set of JKS Quicker Disconnects for my 2014 Jeep JK. Installing them looks simple enough and would be a great addition to my jeep. But a couple of people have told me that I really need to extend my front brake lines and ABS cable before adding the Sway Bar disconnects. Apparently there is a danger of snatching them lose if my wheels articulate further than the current brake lines will allow them to travel.

I've watched a lot of videos on disconnects and not one has mentioned extending the brake lines or abs cable. How serious an issue is this?

My Jeep has a 2.5 inch lift. Would adding front sway bar disconnects present a serious danger to my brake lines?
The brake line extensions, if required, would be part of your lift. The main factor in determining how far your suspension can extend is the shocks. The shocks will typically be the limiting factor in how far the suspension can extend. If you lift included new shocks, you would hope that the shock lengths were part of the design and if they were long enough to require the brake lines to be moved or extended you would hope that was done. But not all lifts are well designed.
It is simple enough to test, jack up one corner until that tire comes off the ground. Keep an eye on the brake line while doing so. If the line gets tight before the tire comes off the ground you need to do something about it.
But this could be an issue regardless of whether or not you are disconnected.
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simple way is to pry the brake lines out of the lower brackets and use some tera flex brake line holders. Stock brake lines are actually longer than the brake lines that come with the metal cloak 3.5 game changer kit. (we compared them side by side). you can also do what AEV recommends and just remove the brake lines from the brackets and zip tie to the shocks

https://teraflex.com/shop_items/jk-f...ine-anchor-kit
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^This^ and itís FREE! Oh yeah, and you donít have to bleed the brakes when youíre done.
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