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brake line question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mpascino, Nov 1, 2001.

  1. mpascino

    mpascino 1/2 ton status

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    Hi, as of now my front brakes suck. I just installed my Dana 60 along with new rotors, calipers and pads. I have power bled the entire brake system. Also when I installed the front end I put on new brake lines, rubber, about 26" long. My question, is it possible that my brake lines are too long? Can they be expanding when I hit the brakes and making my front brakes crappy? The rear brakes work well, even will lock up the 44's. Anyone have any ideas? I am stumped.
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    Mike

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  2. dragricinMT

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    Make sure you have the calipers on the correct sides. The bleeder needs to be pointing up for the air to bleed out. if they are pointing down swap sides. I've seen it done before.
    Good Luck...

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  3. wayne

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    I would get rid of the rubber lines if they are that long. They will swell under pressure and I would not trust a rubber line that long. Just my $.02.

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  4. mpascino

    mpascino 1/2 ton status

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    yeah I've seen the upside down caliper thing before. First thing I checked , after all it was a late night. They brakes do indeed work jus tnot well. I guess the only thing lef tot try is shortening my brake lines unless anyone has any better ideas.....
    Mike

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  5. taterblazer

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    Might be your proportioning valve? Do they bleed well? I doubt the brake lines swell much. Are they DOT certified?
     
  6. Confederate9

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    pro comp stainless steel lines, their niiiiiccccee!!!

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  7. Boss

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    Yeah, definately get SS brake hoses. Man, can't imagine Rubber hoses stopping 44"s too well. I have 34" SS hoses and my K5 stops on a dime [​IMG]
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    Hey Boss, where did you get your SS lines? Part number? If I may be so rude as to ask, how much??

    Russ

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