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Old 04-23-2016, 03:57 PM
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Securing Front Brake Lines

I installed an AEV 2.5" suspension lift a few weeks ago. The instructions require you to attach the front brake lines to the shocks with zip-ties. I did this as pictured in the instructions, but the lines seem to work their way down to the bottom and then the zip-ties slip off and hang by the lower mounts. Any suggestions for keeping them in the right spot? I don't want them getting hung up during suspension/steering movement.



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Had the same problem. Just put another heavy duty zip tie (around the shock only) an inch or so above the bottom of the shock. Snug it up tightly. and it should prevent the other zip tie holding the brake line from sliding over it and off the shock. Have had mine that way for 3 years, lots of offroading, works fine.

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Old 04-23-2016, 07:36 PM   #3
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Check out Cryin' Bob brake line adjustment kit.
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I secured my brake lines like the diagram but I keep the loop where the brake lines go loose. That allows the line to pass through without any friction as the suspension articulates but still keeps it in place.
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As long as it keeps them out of the spring its fine .
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I used 2 heavy-duty zip ties on the shock and 2 on the brake line, just to be sure. I used a 3/4" - 1" wide piece of radiator hose around the shock body so that the zip ties would not move - pull them down tight. Also, use good zip ties - the ones with the stainless steel 'finger' instead of all-plastic construction, and make sure they are weather-resistant. Thomas & Betts Ty-Rap 'MX' series are very good, and are what I used. They are available from McMaster Carr.

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