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14FF brake line to wheel cylinder Q?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jackedjimmy, Oct 5, 2002.

  1. jackedjimmy

    jackedjimmy 1/2 ton status

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    On a 14ff,the wheel cylinder is obviously larger than on a 12bolt, which means that the new brakelines that un along the axle and the braided extenders I just bought aren't going to work. My question is...could i just get an adapter to go into the wheel cylinder and into the brake hose connection?

    I'm not a brake expert but i think that this might restrit the amount of flow needed for 1ton brakes too much by having that diameter of tubing.

    The actuall tubing is pretty cheap and i wouldn't care too much if i had to replace it, but the procomp braded lines are expensive. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
  2. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    I'm pretty sure that the brake line is the same diameter. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    jackedjimmy 1/2 ton status

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    think your right on the actual tubing, but the end fittings that o nto the wheel cylinder are bigger. I know that i could probably just get the fittings and re flare it but i suck at flaring on stuff that smll. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    87sm465np208 1/2 ton status

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    then have a friend do it, or goto a shop and let them flair it for you /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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  5. jackedjimmy

    jackedjimmy 1/2 ton status

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    ttt---so am i going to have really weak rear brakes if i run these lines? i could adapt to the larger on the cylinder end but the connections at the flex line would be the same as on a 12bolt.....other ideas?
     
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    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Nope, they'll work fine. There isn't much fluid that actually moves when you press the brake pedal. Especially with drum brakes since the wheel cylinder volume is very small. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     

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