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brake lines to the center of the front axle

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 77ChevyK10, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. 77ChevyK10

    77ChevyK10 1/2 ton status

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    I have so much flex i need to drop the brake line to the center of the front axle. dose anyone have some part#'s that would help me. like hard line, ruber line to the center, and all that B.S.
    thanks

    Andrew
     
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    I dont know for sure but it might be possible to use the extended rear break line, tie in some hard line to run on the axle, then hook them up to the stock front lines (similar to the rear disk coversion setup). /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

    I think all of this might revolve around a new proportioning valve /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    I've often wondered why it wasn't dropped to the center of the axle like the rear. The only reason I could think of was that it's alot easier to catch the brake hose on something and have it torn off. I know it doesn't answer your question but it could be a safety issue. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Rob has done it on his. He might have some part #'s around. Matt's D60 came that way to so he might be able to help you figure out what an application would be that would work.

    Harley
     
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    Dodges do this from the factory.
     
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    look up info for a dodge dana 60 80s time, thats how mine was but i changed it to two lines
     
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    I planned to do this on mine originally, whenever I build a buggy I will do it. Much better for flexing since the center of the axle doesn't droop as much as the outers most of the time. And even when it does a simple center limiting strap will prevent damage.
     
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    I never thought a limiting strap would be necessary with leaf springs until I destroyed my high angle driveline. I think after this I will always limit down travel at the pumpkin.
     
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    thanks for the info. keep it come'n

    Andrew
     
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    Okay andrew, I have a 1990 Dodge D60 it came with the center drop set up. 1 soft line from the frame with the T block going to the L & R hard lines that stopped at the knuckle. Then there was a 10" soft line to the caliper. The soft line will work on a 10B and should on a D44 too. You will need to make your own hard lines as the dodge axle is a little narrower than the GM axles. Use the longest GM rear drop line you can find (I have a napa # around hear somewhere) and wala. Keep a center mount limiting strap for the ocasional jump or two and you are good. I don't know how the proportioning (sp) block on the x-member fits in this though. Rob, or somebody else if they are reading, will have that answer.
     

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