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front stainless brake lines too long

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by anthony stark, Jul 24, 2004.

  1. anthony stark

    anthony stark Registered Member

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    I installed an 4" EZ ride supension, and today I am installing the brake lines but they seem way too long. There was no instructions that came with them and Supension Connection, where I bought them, is closed. They are 26" lont tip to tip - old brake lines are 20". Also how do they bolt to the calipers (is the brake line virtical or horizontal)? I need help today thanks
     
  2. justhorsinaround

    justhorsinaround 3/4 ton status

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    If I remember correctly you're supposed to zip tie to the shock body with the excess. Not doubled over or anythin just make it look good and kink free. I never felt the need to do it and have been proven right after 20,000 some odd miles.
     
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    rcpilot 1/2 ton status

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    You can bolt them up either way.. it's best to flex the axle and see which way they'd best be placed... If you flex it and there is still a lot of line left then you can place them horizontal to trake up some slack.. I have a 4" lift and placed mine horizontal and then loosley zipped tied them to the shocks to keep them out of the way of the tire...
     
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    that isn't too long, too short for me personally. I have 4" lift and got lines for an 8" lift, wish I got a little longer. Suspension will flex if you offroad and using brake lines as limiting straps is NOT a good thing.
     
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    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    My 4" on my burb uses the 6" pro comp lines and they are perfect, not zip tied out of the way or anything. My wagon has the lines off a 12" lift (i have about 7")and I had to move the frame mount to get more out of them. I pointed them out the bottom of the frame rail so they are away from the shock and tires.
     
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    I put mine pointing up comming off the caliper then held it back with a really soft spring from OSH

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    I like the spring idea, that's really smart.

    -Chris
     

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