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gary8
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Brakes

Post by gary8 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:43 am

Hello, my rear brake line blew out yesterday so I want to go ahead replace all the lines.
I would like some opinions of stainless steel, pre-bent or braided.
Thanks for any suggestions/recommendations.

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Re: Brakes

Post by sherwoodiv » Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:09 pm

The first time I bought the random preflarred lines at the store and ended up having to flare a new end at the distribution block and some other places. The second time I just bought a roll of 25ft of plain old brake line and flarred my own. The flaring tool at Harbor freight was junk.

I got stainless braided to replace the rubber. Doubt it makes a big difference for Jeeps.

Make sure your soft line to the rear axle is extended if you have a lift. It's a good time to replace that. Some Dodge truck had a 4 inch longer line. I could find the part number if you want.

In general it sucked and wasn't fun. Prebent I is the easiest and most expensive. My coil of 25 feet and fittings was probably less than $30
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Re: Brakes

Post by ReneDave » Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:56 pm

I've done a mix of the pre-flared sections from Napa and flaring my own line for the hard brake lines. I've gotten pretty decent at using the original line to make a template for bending bulk line (taping them together as you go helps), and flaring the ends with a Lisle double flaring tool set (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009OR8YS), but the lazy in me loves the ready-to-go Napa sections as someone else is buying or the cost is reasonable. I've yet to run across a run that couldn't be manufactured with one or two sections, and they come in the 3/16" size with 3/8" NPT fitting that worked perfectly on my Jeeps.

I would never buy pre-bent sections, both because of the cost and because I always need to bend and re-bend to install the lines.

As said, braided stainless steel line is the way to go for the soft line replacements.
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Re: Brakes

Post by gary8 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:33 am

Big Help, thanks for the suggestions!!

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Re: Brakes

Post by renbert » Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:24 am

You may not notice any difference in performance although stainless ones won't swell, unlike the rubber.

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