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Hydraulic clutch and body lift?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by madmike, Jul 2, 2003.

  1. madmike

    madmike 1/2 ton status

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    I just had a frightening thought. I will be installing my new engine and converting from manual clutch linkage to hydraulic. My truck also has a 3" body lift on it.

    I've got all the parts for the conversion, and I just bought a new hydraulic line that runs from the clutch master cylinder down to the slave cylinder on the bell housing.

    Is this line length a critical issue, since I have a body lift? Will it reach? If it doesn't, how can I solve this potential problem? Thanks for any answers!
     
  2. kennyw

    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

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    If it doesnt reach, just get a longer hose. The length of the hose is not critical. Any place that makes hydraulic hoses could make a longer one for you.
     
  3. madmike

    madmike 1/2 ton status

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    Well, you're right, its just that I was hoping someone could tell me through experience whether or not it was long enough now. Long story, but my truck is 3 hrs away at my parents, where I'm installing the engine. I only have a long weekend to do it in, and I want to have everything I'm gonna need in one spot, at least the critical stuff. But, thanks anyway.
     
  4. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    there is a fair bit of room to work with.
    my tranny is very low and I have a 2" bodylift and I havent had any trouble.
     

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