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Unread 01-27-2010, 11:55 PM   #1
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Which longer front brake lines?

I know that YJ brake lines can be used on an XJ, but is that for the front? Or both? My rear lines have enough travel, but my fronts need to be extended (aside from disco'ing the bracket). I also remember reading about Dodge van brake lines.

Does anyone know which years/models will work for the front?

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Unread 01-28-2010, 12:32 AM   #2
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YJ lines will work, however GMC lines from 1500 2wd trucks are a bit longer and a bit cheaper.

95 GMC c1500 2wd lines - 15$ each
Left - Napa PN #38620
Right - Napa PN #38621

'95 Wrangler *YJ* - 18$ each
Left - Napa PN #38862
Right - Napa PN #38861
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Unread 01-28-2010, 12:42 AM   #3
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Yep.

Quoted from my build. Im using them on 5 inches of lift, they're great.

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So heres what i did.

New lines, for a gmc or something. I just looked up the part number.



The end is much better, and fits nicely between the bleeder and mounting bolt once installed.


The mounting bracket needed to be stretched, then slid up the hose, and re clamped.



To mount the new hoses-

I had to tap the upper hole in the frame. It is an m8x1.5 thread, so the bolts match. I had been using a zip tie to hold the old hoses, so this is way better.

I also had to drill out the holes on the bracket, they are in the right spot suprisingly, but just not big enough.

Finally, the caliper mount had to be trimmed a little so it would fit where i wanted it.

Done. WAY more slack.



These lines are 2.5 inches longer than the RE 20 inch lines. I was maxing those out under flex.
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Unread 01-28-2010, 12:46 AM   #4
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Awesome awesome awesome!!!!

Thank you guys!!
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Unread 01-28-2010, 07:14 PM   #5
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Bought my Chevy brake lines today. Thank you!
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Unread 03-24-2010, 08:41 AM   #6
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Just curious, any difference between the two other than looks? The GMC line looks plain, while the YJ's line is ribbed.
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Unread 04-15-2010, 03:10 PM   #7
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Ribbed is for more pleasure??
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Unread 05-12-2010, 07:34 AM   #8
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How do your tires not hit your brakeline when you turn your wheel. From that picture it look like it would.
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Unread 12-01-2010, 04:04 PM   #9
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How do your tires not hit your brakeline when you turn your wheel. From that picture it look like it would.
Hate to revive a dead thread, but I am planning to use these and I was wondering the same thing. I bought some from advanced but they didnt come with the brackets so I have to return them i guess.
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Unread 12-18-2010, 07:03 PM   #10
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How do your tires not hit your brakeline when you turn your wheel. From that picture it look like it would.
Just thought i would throw my .02 in. I have a 2" coil spacer up front, 33x12.50-15 GY Duratrac tires, 15x10 (3.75" Backspacing), and I was able to install these in a way that they will not rub. I had to angle the mounting bracket toward the front of the vehicle very slightly. At full lock left and right I have several inches of clearance at ride height. Best cheapo upgrade I've made to my XJ to date. When I install my long travel OME Nitrocharger Sport shocks next week these will come in handy.

I will say that for some reason the Dakota rear line did not work for me. When I say that I mean it just didn't appear that it would bolt up the same way or that it had all of the connections.
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