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Should I get +11" brake lines?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MudFrog, Oct 24, 2001.

  1. MudFrog

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    Should I get +11\" brake lines?

    When I finally swap in my front 3/4 ton axle I want to add some extended brake lines. Right now I have a 4" lift with sway bar disconnects. But I will probably add 1" add a leafs, and possibly one day go with a 6" lift. Should I get +11" brake lines for the 4" lift or should I go with a shorter line? Also should I get the same length for the rear?

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    Re: Should I get +11\" brake lines?

    What I'm doing for mine is I have 4" lift with rear 1" zero rates and front ORD shackles and disco's...and my .02 cents are to add 2" longer then height of lift and atleast 2" for the disconnects so 8" longer and since you're going to a 6" later on might as well get 10's or like you said the 11"s. Where you getting your lines from? I have a local shop I have been to twice this week at different times and both times they were closed[​IMG] But they offer up to a 30" line. I measured for mine and I think it is like a 20" line.

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    Re: Should I get +11\" brake lines?

    The Napa lines I have up front are 10" longer than stock.Iv got 6" lift up front+sway bar disconnects and there perfect.I cant rember how long my rear one is.

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    Re: Should I get +11\" brake lines?

    Yeah, for the rear, just get the SS hoses for a 4" lift. The hose will hang down in the middle of the rear axle, so you don't need it long since it usually doesn't flex out all that much.
    The front, I would get SS hoses for a 10 or 12" lift. I think they are like 28" long. My hoses are 34" long (front), but I think it's more than I really need, but oh well.

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    Re: Should I get +11\" brake lines?

    I was looking at 4 wheel parts and they have the Superlift SS lines that are extended 11". They seem kind of high, $97 so I'll look around but Superlift is what I will probably go with.

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    Re: Should I get +11\" brake lines?

    I just called the local 4x4 shop and he wants $99 for a 6" front line and $59 for a 6" rear line. Way too much.. He also said the 6" would accomadate up to 10" of lift. I think he is not aware that vehicles flex. While 10" of lift might work with the 6" it probably wouldn't flex any. He only builds trailer queens anyway so I'm sure he has no clue.

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    Re: Should I get +11\" brake lines?

    It takes a little more work than buying them completely put together but I picked up some lines from speedway motor pretty cheap. I just need to either locate the fittings locally or get them through speedway but I haven't gotten that far yet [​IMG] Their site is <a target="_blank" href=http://www.speedwaymotors.com>www.speedwaymotors.com</a>

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    Re: Should I get +11\" brake lines?

    Emmetology101 has the +11 superlift lines on his truck and likes them a lot. Said he tore one off and they warranteed it. I bought them for mine, but haven't installed them yet

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    Re: Should I get +11\" brake lines?

    That seems awful high for 3 lines. [​IMG]

    I have bought some from Skyjacker for around $100 for all 3. And those were to fit a 6" lift.



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    Re: Should I get +11\" brake lines?

    Be careful with superlift lines. Make sure all the ends are steel not brass. I had a line fail on me because it was a brass fitting going into a brass end. They cant take the pressure of the hard breaking and they will snap. Mine brake line failure unfortunatly destroyed my Jimmy and almost killed me.(Rolled 6 times down a 75 foot hill)

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    Re: Should I get +11\" brake lines?

    Lawsuit! Lawsuit! Lawsuit!

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