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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Blazn83, May 5, 2007.
Are they required/neccessary? Dont plan on flexing my truck much (mostly mud).
mine aren't longer and i have 4" suspension. i've had noproblems withmine flexing either
X2, as long as you don't plan on extreme flexing then you will be fine, just make sure to disconnect them when putting the lift on
I didn't think I would need longer brake lines with my 2 1/2" lift, but after my last wheeling trip in Las Vegas a few years ago I put them on. Even with my 2 1/2" lift I could have played my right front brake line like a guitar string a couple of times. I did go a cheaper route then buying the braided lines though. I bought brake lines for a '88 or newer c1500 truck. they bolted right up and are abotu 4" longer or so then than stock ones on the K5.
Part #'s: H38620 for the left front and H38621 for the right. Hope this helps.
Use your existing lines and just install the drop brackets. Much cheaper if you don't want to spend the money on some good stainless flex lines.
I thought about doing the drop brackets, but my brake lines needed replaced anyways. They were pretty dry rotted.
Napa #38872's They are like $15-20 each.
I have them on my truck with a 4-5" lift and they work well. My shocks do limit my travel some but I have never had a problem. I installed the Napa lines after I had a set of Superlift 4" SS lines blow apart at the fitting near the frame. The lines were installed by a professional mechanic and were only a couple months old.
I have had the Napa lines for 4-5 years no problems.
I also found out that the stock lines didn't offer enough flex with my old 2.5" lift so that is why I bought the SS lines. Then the SS lines failed and now I have Napa 38872's.
Would these or other lines off another Chevy fit a 1977 K5?
There was a slight difference in Banjo bolts between some years. They will work if I remember right but you have to slightly modify them or something.
I have in the past put 2wd brake lines of the same model/year but 2wd on a couple rigs. They are considerably longer. The only down fall is they have a bracket wrapped around them for when they attach to the control arm on the 2wd. They are cheaper than SS and work well. I put them on a truck with a 6" and they had plenty of length.
I just pried open the bracket that was on mine. It came right off with no damage to my brake lines.
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