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brake line stuff

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by muddysub, Oct 25, 2001.

  1. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    what is the best way to hold your brakelines still? i've seen zip ties to the shocks, and springs from the frame to the line. which is better? the spring seems as if it could hurt the line. but i could be wrong i usually am.

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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    anyone?

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    I have been told that doing the spring things lets the line move more, so If you have a really flexy truck I would do that. I have them zip tied to the shocks, but my lines are 11" longer that stock so I dont have to worry about them not being long enough.

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    that's cool, anyone else. i know this isn't a common subject.

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    My brake lines are zip-tied to the shocks as well. Seems to work well, I've not had any problems yet.

     
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    Most solid axle dez guys have a spring tied to the lower shock mount, and another spring tied to the frame - we're talking lines well past a foot of extra length over OEM though - I don't know if it would work for standard extended lines..

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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    hmmm... zip ties sound good enough.

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