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brake lines when stuffed??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by skidpan, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. skidpan

    skidpan 1/2 ton status

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    So i was playin with a hydro lift the other day. just to see how i flex without the sway bay installed, and it looked like my brake lines would get in the way, where they drop down off of the master cylinder. did you guys reroute them? any body have a close up pics of this? I just dont want to have to worry about ripping all the lines off the master cylinder!
     
  2. dave_90_blazer

    dave_90_blazer 1/2 ton status

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    huh?

    i can't think of your problem, I'll look at mine tomorrow
     
  3. onetonbb74

    onetonbb74 1/2 ton status

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    my stuff is stock and works fine for thrashing in the woods
     
  4. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Are you talking about the soft line from the frame to the caliper? The MC is under the hood. If you are getting close to your master cylinder when flexed post a pic:D You can make some sort of a clamp around the shock with another loop for the brake line to run through. It keeps it back away from the tire, but alows the line to slide up and down as the suspension travels. Note use something rubber coated for the brake line to slide in so it doesn't chaff the hose. I'll see if I can find a picture of what I mean.
     
  5. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Here is a picture of what i mean. See the clamp on the shock.

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  6. midnitewarya

    midnitewarya Sounds like a problem for future me. Premium Member

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    With my sway off I've never had any problems. My lines are steel braided all the way from the frame to the calipers, yours look like they have a sleeve that might bump where it comes off the frame. Can you cut some of that sleeve back?

    Thats a nice looking setup you have. Whens it gonna get dirty?:D

    Al
     
  7. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Lots of trucks , and former trucks with no fenders out here . Can't say I ever heard of someone stuffing a tire into the hard lines ( what your post implied in context ) .
     
  8. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Thats not my rig. Thats Steve's truck errr truggy:D I just used a picture from one of the tech articles to show what I was talking about.
     

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