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Need extended brake line recomendations.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by y5mgisi, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. y5mgisi

    y5mgisi 1 ton status

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    I just put a 4" lift on the burb and now i need new brake lines(i knew i would) So i need to know what you guys would recomend(like what brand and stuff) They have to be as cheap as possible, work with the 4"lift and not be crappy. Also all im getting is the fronts for now. /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    skyjacker lines are NICE
     
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    Pro Comp has a set of stainless steel braided lines for a 4-6 inch lift I don't have the part number but I have them on mine and they are good quality they are made by earl's so they are good stuff....Jason
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    they are made by earl's

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    Really? I have those. Someone told me they would pull out and fail. Hmmmm....Earl's are good hoses. Interesting /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    The ones I have are made by Earl's and I was recomened those by someone here I don't remember anymore.....Jason
     
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    I am using pro comp lines as well and no complaints yet.
     
  8. 88Silverado

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    NAPA lines. Theres pics of them installed on my website below. Fronts were $16/ea rear was something like $14

    Work fine /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I run the Napa lines as well. They are 25 7/8" long and is plenty on my 5" lift.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Pro Comp has a set of stainless steel braided lines for a 4-6 inch lift I don't have the part number but I have them on mine and they are good quality they are made by earl's so they are good stuff....Jason

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    I have those too. I still need to put them on though....

    justin /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I also have ProComps... been runnin em for 2 years or so I guess... not a single problem.

    j
     
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    What I said was my braided SS lines sucked. I had the Super Lift lines. They are bad, and after dealing with them I would never deal with a braided SS line again.

    Mine didn't pull apart either from flex, the line presure in the hose blew them apart at a fitting.

    I now run the Napa extended lines. I agree. Best $18 each I have spent. Lifetime warranty too.

    Harley
     
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    I had mine custom made to my specs with special retainers and all for around $90 on all 3 lines. But, for most rigs (like my son's and the family K5) I would use the suggested part numbers.

    Just wondering, are there off the shelf (cheap) longer lines for the D44 (or have I missed that somewhere in this thread).
     
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    I think you can modify the 38872's to fit a D44. I know Matt had lines that are for a 10 bolt on his D44 with some grinding I think. Worst you could do is use a set of 10 bolt calipers on your son's D44 and get the 38872's.

    Harley
     
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    Thanks harley, I remember your old post . I just assumed flexing would of made it weaker and your hose burst sometime later. If these are really by Earl's do you think they may be better?
    Thanks,
    Paul
     
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    There was no way I ever got close to pulling on my hose when it blew out. I still had only 2.5" lift, 32's, and was still running factory dual shocks so I know the shocks would have limited the suspension long before the brake line ever would have had any chance at getting tugged on.

    Harley
     
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    Well got them on...You wil need to grind the hoses to make them fit your 10 bolt if it has the "ring around the mounting point" on the caliper. They do work though and im glad i got them. A fraind (muddytazz)says that he had to ream out the bolt hole for his d44 line mounting bolt(at the caliper). So any who any more questions, let me know /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Guys, I have not had time to get these on the web site yet but they are available. Front extended (24") brake hose for D60, D44 and 10 bolt axles.

    Rubber hose @ 33.00 each
    Stainless hose at 38.00 each
    Shipping to lower 48 states @ 8.00
     

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