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Brake lines

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Thumper, Oct 1, 2000.

  1. Thumper

    Thumper 1/2 ton status

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    Here I am again, going to do the required mods to get Thumper to flex out. I tried to use the Napa part #s of those long brake lines but here in Canada they cant cross reference them. Is there anyone who knows where I can start looking for them? Or do I have to get some made? Or do we have to backtrack from the specs from a stock truck and try to match them to something longer? What is my best (cheapest) way to get them set up?

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    Mike


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  2. Brady

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    There are some companies in the back of 4Wheel and Off-Road that due brake lines.Or you could make drop brackets that bolt to the bottom of the frame to give you length.Just a piece or 90 degee sheet metal should work just drill a hole to bolt to the frame and a hole for the line to bolt to just like factory.Brady

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  3. Thumper

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    Anyone??

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    Howlong do you need? I am using the +11" ones from Superlift and I dont think I will run out!




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  5. Blue85

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    I have wondering about this, too. I kind of hate to run custom brake hoses since the truck pretty much out of comission for a week if you break a hose. I would like to find another vehicle that takes a longer brake line stock, that also uses the same fittings as a blazer. That way you can just go to Napa and pick up a new one. Even 2" longer than stock would be a good part for a lot of us to run. Plus it should be cheaper.

    When making drop brackets for the brake lines, make sure you keep them out of the way of your suspension at full stuff.

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  6. bigjbear

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    I know this is not what you are looking for, but since no one else has answered, I'll put in my $0.02. I use Explorer Procomp 4" lines. I keep my stock lines in my spare parts box for trail fixes. They cost $70 for all three and the local 4WPH keeps them in stock.
    Jim '80 GMC.

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  7. TX Mudder

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    You guys must wheel a lot harder that I do.
    I have the braided stainless steel ones and I can't figure for the life of me how I could break one.
    -- Mike
     
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    Have you ever seen a brake line that lasts forever?

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    I have braided lines on my 83 Kawasaki, at least 10 years old, look like new. Work great.
    Is the inside rubber? They don't swell at all, at least not where I can feel it, and on a 1100cc sportbike braking from 150, I think i would be able to feel it.
    Just a thought,
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