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How did you mount your extended brake lines?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 76chevy, Mar 15, 2001.

  1. 76chevy

    76chevy 1/2 ton status

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    How did you mount your extended brake lines? I have a 4' lift with the extended brake lines. The drivers side is o.k. but the passenger side has started to rub on the tire durring flex. I just have the lines mounted to the calipers and to the frame. How where, how and what did you do to keep yours out of the way?

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  2. Shawn

    Shawn 1/2 ton status Premium Member Author

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    I used these long but skinny springs from Pep Boys. Works great and they stretch quite a bit. I think Tim (Butch) gave me the idea.

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  3. Confederate9

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    just curious~ how do you extend your braklines?

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    How in the hell do you keep it so spotless under there?!

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    You buy new longer ones...

    Bad Dog

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, NP205, D60/C14, 4.56
    Coming soon: 4" lift, 40" tires, massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     
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    I just paint over the mud and dirt [​IMG]

    Actually, I never drive the damn thing since it's always in the garage getting something done to it.

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    my main brake line drops down over the pumpkin (like the rear one) and branches out to my calipers from there. No rubbing and no over extending them.

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    Hmm, interesting idea, never thought of it.

    Did you drop one line and then use a "Y" like the back? I think it would be better to drop both down the center from the valve and then run hard line out to the knuckles. Then the stock length flexible lines hop the knuckles to the calipers.

    On second thought, I don't think I would want to do that. That now makes 4 flexy lines instead of 2 with potential to blow. Assuming the lines are symmetrical (same length on each side) that would be a minimum of 2 carried as spares.


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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    do you have any pics of this i would love to see how you did this as it is a great idea

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    yup just like the back. I ran steel lines to the knuckles and jumped to the calipers with the rubber hoses. This way you only carry two spares. One for the tee(same F&R) and one for the calipers.

    Bill Innes
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    not yet

    Bill Innes
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    Ahhh, I see. I missed that possibility. I like it, I LIKE IT! [​IMG]

    Bad Dog

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    I wish mine was that clean underneath...

    You must really not drive it at all...

    haha...

    Um... yes officer I know it's too big...
     

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