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brake lines help

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Confederate9, Sep 17, 2001.

  1. Confederate9

    Confederate9 1/2 ton status

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    i need help.
    where can i get extended brakelines for my 85 for a 4in lift.
    were exactlycan i get them i cant find em on central4wd.
    i needsome help, thanks


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    85 K5 4IN LIFT 35 GOOD YEAR WRANGLER MT/R, AMERICAN RACING WHEELS
     
  2. outlaw612

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    Procomp makes them, you can buy them through Summit.

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  3. TorkDSR

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    it's a lot cheaper to extend them yourself, especially if you only have 4" lift. i'm not sure of your articulation, but it is easy, safe and affordable to buy hard brake line and exten it out on a bracket to which the soft flex hose meets up with. i did it and it took 4 bolts two 8" pieces of brake hose, and diamond plate angle iron.

    Tork DSR
    I just got a winch, it takes the fun out of things.
     
  4. big75jimmy

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    I just bought some brake hoses from 4 wheel parts, they cost my $100, this included s&amp;h to Missouri.
     
  5. fr8train

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    Drop coopertwpk a pm he sels some pretty trick looking brake lines. I am pondering selling my 6" set to go with a custom length set from him.

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  6. dragricinMT

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    I'm running skyjacker hoses. You should be able to get hoses from just about any reputable 4x4 company.

    78-K5 4"Lift 35"Tires 400SB TH350 NP205
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  7. Confederate9

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    yes i ordered the ones from summit
    the pro comp.
    is it much harder than just disconnecting the old hoses and putting on new ones?
    here is a link to what i got:
    <a target="_blank" href=http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?s=25&amp;p=2346&amp;part=5340>http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?s=25&amp;p=2346&amp;part=5340</a>


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  8. 90K5

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    I have a similar situation here too. I have a 3" lift, so the hoses on there should be fine if I don't do any extreme off-roading. I looked at them yesterday, and it looks like I could heat up the bracket, and bend it down a little to gain some more length...anyone do this?

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  9. Predator

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    I read a while back in a mag that NAPA PN 38872, are longer stock-type lines. Anyone tried this?
     
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    I work for NAPA and when I put my 4" lift on I went through the books and there were none long enough. I took the length of factory hose and thread size for ends and found nothing close. I will check that # out later this week and see if it is longer and by how much.

    78-K5 4"Lift 35"Tires 400SB TH350 NP205
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  11. Confederate9

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    how do i change out my new ones? jsut change the hoses?


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  12. dragricinMT

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    Just change the hoses and washers if it has them. Don't forget to bleed the brakes afterward. Good luck

    78-K5 4"Lift 35"Tires 400SB TH350 NP205
    73 Vega 350SB TH350
     
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    I just went down to NAPA and checked into the 38872. I put one up against a stock type and these are 4-5" longer. They have similiar fittings and don't have the steel part like on the original. Looks like they will work great and get this.......less than 14 bucks a piece!!! So I picked up a couple for my truck along with 447 and 348 U-joints [​IMG] for my 14FF swap.
     

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