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front brake lines

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by atvaddict, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. atvaddict

    atvaddict Registered Member

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    ive been searching all day and im still not sure what i should do. i have a 79 suburban with a 6 inch lift. the front rubber lines are crap, and they are definatly too short. the best answer i have come up wiht would be to order screw on fittings and some stainless steel braided hose, and whip up a couple new ones. what do you recomend for the legnth with a 6 inch lift, and any recomendations for good priced hose/fittings would be greatly appreciated

    Thanks,
    Galen
     
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    atvaddict Registered Member

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    also can anyone give input on the ORD brakeline kits?
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    I have stock lines on my D60 plus a 10 inch extension i bought at Napa. 6" lift also
     
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    First I've heard of an extention. Is it a hard pipe are soft hose?
     
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    atvaddict Registered Member

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    i think its a soft hose but im not sure
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    Soft hose. I have the part around here somewhere. You could search for it as i have posed it before, but it would take hours as many time as this topic comes up.
    I will see if i can find it
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    Sorry if I missed something,but why wouldn`t you just order a set of braided stainless steel brakelines for your `burb?I bought a set of lines for my `82 suburban chassis with 6" lift from Summit for less than $100 bucks.
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    Because when yours break it will cost you $50 minimum, mine will cost $25 max.
    Because i am a cheap ass
    Because i have heard many horror stories about the superlift braided lines breaking often
    because....
     
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    thats exactly why i want to make my own
     
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    Actually the lines I have are from skyjacker not superlift.And in response to the original question by ATVaddict the lines are 29" long for a 6-8" lift.Although if the suspension really flexes you might consider making them a couple inches longer.
     
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    readymix - come on now if you were a REAL cheap ass, you woulda done what i did stock brake lines off another truck! :haha:

    i got the part number off here for like a 93 IFS 2500 right side or something. $13 each i think. ive got 8" lift and have PLENTY of room. looks like they would work with 10" of lift easy.

    ive got the part number around here some where.

    search on here for the part number. under "brake lines" if not ill try to have it for you tomorrow.

    good luck
     
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    13 each?!

    ****in right! :D

    i was gonna say why not extend the hard line out and extend the bracket with hole in it that holds the top end of the hose and retain stock length hose

    but nevermiond if the ford ones will work and are only a whopping whole 13 bucks

    hell yeah
    :D
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I have the same ones. To add to the reasons above - for $25 you can carry a spare set.
     
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    Front brake hose:
    These ones are for the left front of a 1994 2wd 1 ton and are around 25" long. $13.99 at Advance Auto. Napa wants $16.69.
    Tru-Torque (Advance Auto): H38873
    Napa: H38873

    ive got plently of room with them, and havent had any problems

    but if you want to spend $100 on SS lines, be my guest. im 17 and trying to save money everywhere possible when it doesnt concern safety.

    hope the pn helps.
     
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    im 17 too and im also trying to save money...but i want good brakes, so the diy ss lines seemed like a good choice. i dont know what fittings i need though. the standard to AN is slightly confusing
     

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