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All of the threads I’ve read on this subject talk about suspension lifts & not spacers, but I'm thinking the two are added to give the total lift, is that correct?

My specific question is with a 3 inch suspension lift & 3/4 inch front coil spacers, will I need to replace the original front brake lines with extended ones?
 

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Look for YJ front brake lines. They are about 3" longer than the factory TJ lines and cheaper than the fancy upgrades in the catalogues.
 

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Look for YJ front brake lines. They are about 3" longer than the factory TJ lines and cheaper than the fancy upgrades in the catalogues.
Turned the wheel all the way to the right so the driver's wheel would stretch the line as much as possible then removed the sway bar bolt & began jacking it up by the frame & I didn't even get to full droop before the brake line was taut. I can only estimate I had at least a couple more inches before the wheel came off the ground so these lines absolutely have to go.

I'm only coming up with after market lines when I google YJ lines, are these any good?

https://www.quadratec.com/products/22706_08.htm

https://www.quadratec.com/products/22707_103.htm

https://www.quadratec.com/p/crown-automotive/brake-hose-kit-97-06-jeep-wrangler-tj

https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&k...id=kwd-56522392058&ref=pd_sl_49gor1ayk6_b_p19
 

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Raybestos BH38862 Professional Grade Brake Hydraulic Hose https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000C6ZP02/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_zdiGzbNDV09EN

Raybestos BH38861 Professional Grade Brake Hydraulic Hose https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000C71AL4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_SeiGzb8W3SQ5J
These look good, though the left one isn't back in stock until August 6, the day after my next trip. Am I correct that it's ok to wheel it with the stock lines on as long as I don't disconnect the sway bar?

This also raises a general question I've wondered about for a while, how important is it to disconnect the sway bar? I understand it allows the front axle to flex back & forth keeping the tires on the ground but I'm not sure why that's important, is it for traction or is it to keep the Jeep more level, both, some other reason?
 

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Those parts jjvw listed are what you need. O'Reilly or AZ will probably have them in stock if you need them ASAP, $7-10 more per hose.
 

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The sway bar does not limit droop (within the limits of the stock links before they break), it only limits articulation or flex.

Disconnecting the front sway bar will increase flex at the expense of stability and increased body roll. On a flat dirt road, this really won't matter much. It does matter when the Jeep is twisted up on the rocks or on a hard lean.

The best option is to switch to a softer sway bar like the Antirock. Doing so will increase flex while still controlling body roll and providing stability.
 

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after checking locally I couldn't find the Raybestos ones in stock so I took a drive over to Quadratec & picked up the Goodridge USA set, apparently their website description is wrong as the package does include the banjo bolts & washers. In the end it cost me $20 more than the Raybestos ones would have from Amazon but they wouldn't have arrived until after my upcoming excursion... brake fluid flush too.

Another potential problem checked off the list :D

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