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brake line length with 52" springs?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jekbrown, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    springs are almost ready to swap in. One question, for those who have already done the swap and ramped their rig, how long are your brake hoses? There is a guy over on pirate that makes DOT approved kevlar-stainless ones that are bling... just wondering what kinda length you guys run with your 52s.

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    I remember Zcarczar in his writeup mentioned his 26"-27" lines were stretched tight in a picture
     
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    Alot of the guys that i wheel with have the 52's up front and they are using bsuperlift brake lines that are made for a 12" lift and they get really close to streching, I would use them and route the hard line to under the frame for a few more inches.
     
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    ow and I am running the lines for the 12" lift and they are 33" long
     
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    www.amstreedrod.com 40" banjo line for $23. These are considered for racing applications and not DOT approved just so yah know.
     
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    I just put on a set of Superlift SS 11+ lines, I'm still going to put the truck on a forklift and mjeasure for limiting straps just to be sure i dont screw them up
     
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    Wow, those are CHEAP!! I just ordered a set for my truck, THANKS!!
     
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    If you wanted to get crazy you could route the hardlines to the center of the frame and have 2 soft lines coming down to the axle in the middle and then hardlines going out to each end. Kinda like the rear but with 2 lines. It would allow you to run shorter lines and not risk them getting caught on something. Some Ford's I've seen have the front set up like the rear with only one line coming down in the middle and then each wheel's line t-ing out from there, just like GM rears. That would be a pain to do but might be an option.
     
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    Thats exactlly what my dodge 60 had, i took it all out because it worn out and busted but it does work
     
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    I'm going with center drop front. Bluetorch sells short lines for the wheel and a nice long one will make up my center drop. Doubt I will end up dealing wtih Bluetorch on that. Its really just stainless racing lines and such so any race shop should have the stuff.
     
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    If you want to assemble the lines yourself it's not such an issue to get them. I wanted some that were made by Earls or Aeroquip and actually made by the factory machines. This is where it gets difficult, custom lines take over a month to get at times.

    This looks like a great option. Pics to follow when I get them.
     
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    i dunno how long the various 4x4 companies lift lines are... you guys have there lengths in inches as opposed to "for a 12" lift"? For a good price I can get lines up to 40". Like some of the buggies on pirate, I plan on using a small spring to hold the lines up and out of the way during normal ride height, so maybe I should just say "screw it" and get 40" lines... if they are "too long", oh well. lol! :grin:

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    bump... any of you guys with "__ inch lift brake lines" have a real measurement for me? :grin:

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    Here ya go :)
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    lol!!! so when you're suspension is at max droop, how much slack ya got in those lines? you said something about being "real close" to stretching.. how close is real close? lol!

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