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brakelines on a four inch lift?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JimmyJuneau, Sep 3, 2001.

  1. JimmyJuneau

    JimmyJuneau 1/2 ton status

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    Will I need to install a dropped arm and brake lines on a 4 inch lift I am going with 33 " tires? Also What type of tire will be the best for the mud and snow and on street driving I just spent about 6oo bucks on tires last summer and the front tires are almost shot.

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  2. gokartergo

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    You don't have to install the steering arm. But you should. I did. On some lift kits you get a bracket that moves the brake line down. But it is still close. I replaced mine with SkyJacker brake lines......Tires you will get a 100 diffrent answers from a 100 diffrent people. I bought the ProComp muds. I like them and they were on sale....Dan

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  3. DesertDueler

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    You have to install the dropped arm, and youhave to install longer brake lines if you off road with it. Street driving its ok, but when it flexes it will stretch your brake lines, and ruin them. As for tires I personally like the Goodyear MTRs. The work awsome in the mud and snow, but are quiet on the road. I have had the MTRs on my Jimmy for a while and will never get rid of them. My buddy has too. I ve had mine on for a 1 and a half. My buddy has had them for a year. They show hardly any wear, and we go wheeling alot. They also have 20/32nds of tread. Thats alot for a radial tire.

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  4. Pugsley

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    I'd go ahead and put on a steering arm or dropped draglink, and definitely brakelines. For tires, my opinion would be Goodrich Mud Terrains, Goodyear M/T, Yokohama Geolander M/T or Swamper Radials.

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    I would def. go with breaklines as long as you can get them. I will post some pics. of my setup tommorow. The steering arm is the way to go. Unless you have the time and $$$$ for a crossover.

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  6. Hossbaby50

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    I have a 2.5 inch lift with an ORD sway bar disconnect. I haven't had a chance to disconnect yet, but should I need new brake line before i do? And I would go with BFG Mud Terrains, or MTR's. My dad has a set of BFG's Muds, and they work great. When I wear out the BFG All's I'm going to the BFG Muds.
     
  7. Esteban86K5

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    Yes you need to get longer lines with a 2 1/2 and 4in lift. I strecthed mine with a 2 1/2in lift and the sway bar connected. I currently run th BFG muds and love them.

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    If you need stainless line the fronts are 36$ a pair my cost .

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    You definitely need new brake lines. Mine are ProComp SS lines I got from 4WPW for $80. They look and work great. I have been very pleased. The stock lines never would have lasted.

    For the steering arm, I drove mine for a bit (4" lift) before installing it. The steering feels very loose because of the angle. It takes quite a bit of steering wheel spin to turn the tires. And they won't turn nearly as sharp. And it tends to walk at speed. The arm is a real PITA to get off, but feels like factory again.

    I have run ATs for many years. They have good traction and are quiet on the road. They are probably better for the snow as they won't bury themselves as quick as MTs. However, MTs are much better for mud. I recently went with the BFG MT T/As. I like the aggressive look and they aren't too loud on the highway. But, loud enough to let people know its a 4x4 coming, not a wimpy SUV!

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