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Stainless Steel Brake Line and 1 ton question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by unick, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. unick

    unick 1/2 ton status

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    Im getting ready to put 1 ton gear and a 6" lift on my truck. What kind of ss brake lines should I get? Im thinking +10" lines will be good because I want a little play in the lines because my suspension is really flexy.

    Nick
     
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    Derf00 1/2 ton status

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    IMHO 10" isn't quite enough, especially in the rear. I used ProComp front and rear, the 10" fronts can be streached to the max, and the rear is to short and would not allow the rear to fully drop.
     
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    ok then what do you suggestI get? +12"?? Also what brand?
     
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    I'm not sure how much longer than stock mine are, but they're 32" each, front and rear. The fronts are probably a wee bit overkill, the rear is so long it's ridiculous. The axle could come out on the freeway and it would still probably take a few seconds for the line to break. OK, so it's not quite that long, but you get the idea...
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I'm not sure how much longer than stock mine are, but they're 32" each, front and rear. The fronts are probably a wee bit overkill, the rear is so long it's ridiculous. The axle could come out on the freeway and it would still probably take a few seconds for the line to break. OK, so it's not quite that long, but you get the idea...

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    Where did you get them? What brand and how much? PN??

    lmk
    Nick
     
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    I got them from Rock Equipment, I think I paid about $100 for all three. They're basically just AN lines with adaptors for each end so you can attach them to the brake system. I figured thast this way I'll always be able to reuse the lines on different brakes, axles, whatever, just get a new ends for them.
     
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    For a lot of travel you might want to look into a center drop line like on the dodges. It causes no limitations where even the longest lines fail, and you don't have to worry about them rubbing tires and steering.
     
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    how hard would it be to do this??
     
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    I am lifting my truck and need lines as well. I am going to get my lines from www.truckperformance.com . They sell Russel brake lines which are pretty good and they come in the following type:

    90° TO STRAIGHT
    BANJO TO STRAIGHT
    STRAIGHT TO STRAIGHT

    and you can get any of the following lengths:

    9 INCH LENGTH
    12 INCH LENGTH
    13 INCH LENGTH
    14 INCH LENGTH
    15 INCH LENGTH
    16 INCH LENGTH
    18 INCH LENGTH
    20 INCH LENGTH
    21 INCH LENGTH
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    26 INCH LENGTH
    27 INCH LENGTH
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    40 INCH LENGTH
    42 INCH LENGTH
    50 INCH LENGTH
    53 INCH LENGTH

    This gives you plenty of options.
     

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