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Braided Stainless Brake Hoses

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Cavalry, Dec 10, 2000.

  1. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

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    Does anyone have any info on SS hoses for a nonlifted K5.
     
  2. Toad

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    If your hoses are still good, It's not worth the hasle.
     
  3. Cavalry

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    The hoses are still legal but the hardlines need to be replaced soon. I have braided in another truck, big differance in pedal feel, I like them. Oh yeah these hoses need to be DOT approved.
     
  4. 76chevy

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    By saying hardline, do you mean the ones in the frame? They are a pain in the butt to change. Mostly time consuming and difficult to put in the frame. It costs about $4 for a 3/16 x 51" hardline.

    The stainless steel braided hoses do have a much better feel like you said. They are available from ProComp, and someone else. SkyJacker? There a some recent posts about these lines. Look back or search from them. Some people have had good luck, others have had them break. They run about $90.

    I don't know if this helped or not but I gave it a shot.

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  5. Cavalry

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    The only ones I have found so far are for lifted applications, even though they are stainless I dont want them rubbing all over the place.
     
  6. jarheadk5

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    If you can't find the right length, just ziptie them out of harm's way. Also, if it looks like they MIGHT rub on something, go to Wal Mart and get some "spiral wrap" in the automotive section (it's in the electrical stuff at my local store) and wrap the lines. Use a ziptie at each end to keep them from unraveling and you're good!

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