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HELP!!! New lift, now need brake lines...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 86haubs, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. 86haubs

    86haubs 1/2 ton status

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    Okay so I finished putting the lift on My burb tonight, but now my brake lines are too short. I can barely turn the wheel. Getting the lift and tire was like pulling teeth from the wife, so don't really have the money for extended lines, HELP!!
    I was thinking about getting '99 3/4t burb lines, the are 25 inches, my stock is 20". Will this work, has anyone done this, or have any suggestions.

    The Superlift kit came with the brake brackets, but I do not think they will help enough!
     
  2. sandawgk5

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    If your front axle is a 10 bolt then yes those lines will work. I run pretty much the same lines on my K5 and they should only be about $13 a piece. What about your rear brakeline how tight is it?



    Ira
     
  3. 86haubs

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    It is tight, but not that bad., it is workable. I will re check tomorrow in the daylight. Yes I do have a 10 bolt, so you said you have these lines up front and they worked? Where did you get them, and did they have them in stock? What lines are you running?
     
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    I got them at pepboys and they were in stock. I asked for brakes lines from a 93? C1500. Basically any 1/2 ton IFS chevy truck or SUV from 92-99. I have 4" of lift and I run the 25" long lines on my Dana 60. Dana 60s and 10 bolts use the same brakeline fittings on the calipers.



    Ira
     
  5. 86haubs

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    Thanks IRA your a life saver! Well I gotta sleep so I can get up early and fix the truck, thanks again. Will try to post pics tomorrow!
     
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    I can find a part number for a rear brake line that is like 26" long if you need one too I think it was 20 bucks
     
  7. 86haubs

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    I don't need a rear one, it works just fine. A little tight at full travel, but nothing to worry about.
     
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    for what it's worth, shane74 has a good deal on extended brake lines and is an easy connection if you ever need wierd lines (like 1/2 ton at one end and 3/4 ton on the other or 10b on one end, d44 on the other.)
     
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    SkyJacker Lines!

    I run SkyJacker brake lines. They are extended braided stainless steel lines, DOT aproved. I highly recomend them because I know they fit exactly and actually improve stopping power by eliminating the expantion in the lines that can happen with rubber hoses. Search http://www.summitracing.com to find the right ones for ya.
     

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