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longer brakelines

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bigjblazer, Apr 30, 2002.

  1. bigjblazer

    bigjblazer Registered Member

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    Is there anywhere that sells longer brake lines, that ARENT stainless steel. Those are too expensive now, and id be happy with just some longer rubber ones.

    BTW I have an 84' K5 with 4 inch lift and 35's.
     
  2. greatwhitenorth

    greatwhitenorth 1/2 ton status

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    Long rubber ones aren't the best idea as the rubber will swell absorbing the energy meant for your brakes; especially on with longer lines - this might be why I haven't seen anyone selling them.

    Try relocating the line to come out under your frame.

    Or you could splice in a new metal line to a bracket below the frame.
     
  3. FireBlazer

    FireBlazer Registered Member

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    I once heard someone say to use 3/4 ton suburban brake lines, there a little longer. It was instead of moving the lined under the frame. I don't know if it was fact or not.
     
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    Rebel88 1/2 ton status

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    i have my factory rubber ones that i used on my 6" lift...they seemed a lot longer than any of my buddies brake lines...measure yours from end to end and ill measure mine and maybe you can take em off my hands...

    Later
     
  5. shaggyk5

    shaggyk5 1/2 ton status

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    lines from an 86 chevy van should do for you, i put these on my truck till i can go stainless,
     
  6. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    I had all three of mine custom made locally. IIRC, I got +12 on the fronts and +15 on the rear. They are reinforced rubber lines (rated for something like 5 times max brake pressure, they will not swell) and they are even DOT approved. All three custom made totalled less than $100. I'm not home to check but seems like they were actually around $80 or so including the protective spiral wrap (springs around the rubber hose). Might search, seems like I posted the complete info about 2-3 months ago when I got them...
     
  7. Seventy4Blazer

    Seventy4Blazer 3/4 ton status

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    yeah what ever happened to them being like 30 bucks for 4 inch longer ones?
    i should have bought a bunch of sets then.
    grant
     

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