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Extended flexible brake lines - secured to shock or ?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by djohnsn, Jul 28, 2003.

  1. djohnsn

    djohnsn 1/2 ton status

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    I need some ideas about securing my extended front brake lines so that they don’t rub against the tire. I have seen the lines secured to the frame with a spring, or secured to the shock body somehow. Any suggestions? How is the line tied to the shock to still allow movement of the brake line?
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Sure, if it's hooked up correctly.
     
  3. leadfoot067

    leadfoot067 1/2 ton status

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    i used carb return springs on mine drilled a couple holes in the fenderwell works great,i had them attached to the shocks but the clampy things broke real quick,, /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I used one of those zip ties with the hole in them so you can put a screw or other fastener through them around the shock where it doesn't move (the metal cover, not the body). I then put a regular zip tie through that little hole and around the brake hose loosely. This seems to work, I don't seen any abrasion on the hose. It doesn't hit the shock body or the tire so it does alright.
     
  5. RiceDaddy

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    I took the brake line relocation brackets from the lift kit (I wasn't going to use them anyway) and modified them. I shortened them and rounded the edges a little bit. Drilled a hole in one end and mounted it to the stud on the bump stop. The Procomp SS flex lines that I used came with some rubber hoops that I bolted to the end of the homemade brackets. Works great.

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    If you havent already found a solution... you might just let them hang. They should have a built in curve to them, just rotate them so they stay away from the tire. Mine have been like this for almost 2 years. I didnt like the idea of tying them down cause that was gonna limit them.
     

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