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extended brake lines with 4" lift

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Blazn83, May 5, 2007.

  1. Blazn83

    Blazn83 Registered Member

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    Are they required/neccessary? Dont plan on flexing my truck much (mostly mud).
     
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    Randy92782 1 ton status

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    mine aren't longer and i have 4" suspension. i've had noproblems withmine flexing either
     
  3. morcav

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    X2, as long as you don't plan on extreme flexing then you will be fine, just make sure to disconnect them when putting the lift on:D
     
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    I didn't think I would need longer brake lines with my 2 1/2" lift, but after my last wheeling trip in Las Vegas a few years ago I put them on. Even with my 2 1/2" lift I could have played my right front brake line like a guitar string a couple of times. I did go a cheaper route then buying the braided lines though. I bought brake lines for a '88 or newer c1500 truck. they bolted right up and are abotu 4" longer or so then than stock ones on the K5. :D

    Part #'s: H38620 for the left front and H38621 for the right. Hope this helps.

    Rick
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Use your existing lines and just install the drop brackets. Much cheaper if you don't want to spend the money on some good stainless flex lines.
     
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    rick88blaze 1/2 ton status

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    I thought about doing the drop brackets, but my brake lines needed replaced anyways. They were pretty dry rotted. :D

    Rick
     
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    Napa #38872's They are like $15-20 each.

    I have them on my truck with a 4-5" lift and they work well. My shocks do limit my travel some but I have never had a problem. I installed the Napa lines after I had a set of Superlift 4" SS lines blow apart at the fitting near the frame. The lines were installed by a professional mechanic and were only a couple months old.

    I have had the Napa lines for 4-5 years no problems.

    I also found out that the stock lines didn't offer enough flex with my old 2.5" lift so that is why I bought the SS lines. Then the SS lines failed and now I have Napa 38872's.

    Harley
     
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    Would these or other lines off another Chevy fit a 1977 K5?
     
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    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    There was a slight difference in Banjo bolts between some years. They will work if I remember right but you have to slightly modify them or something.

    Harley
     
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    Brake lines

    I have in the past put 2wd brake lines of the same model/year but 2wd on a couple rigs. They are considerably longer. The only down fall is they have a bracket wrapped around them for when they attach to the control arm on the 2wd. They are cheaper than SS and work well. I put them on a truck with a 6" and they had plenty of length.
     
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    I just pried open the bracket that was on mine. It came right off with no damage to my brake lines.

    Rick
     

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