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post #1 of 20 Old 09-10-2010, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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8.8 brake line routing?

Alright. Gotta start at where my soft line is by the frame... what to do for the simple most effective way to hook up my new disk brakes?

I was going to use the stock 88 jeep soft line, then from the box go hard lines into the calipers?

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post #2 of 20 Old 09-11-2010, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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okay so i need 2 of these.

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then what?
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You don't need anything.


Run the explorer soft line into the YJ hard line and you're DONE!!

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dont have any lines right now...8.8 came with no lines and yj line wwas broke...so startin from scratch bud...
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2 passenger hoses, i drilled a hole in my leaf perch and attached them there, then steel lined both to the vent hose at the distributor thingie, where it attached to the stainless steel brake line.

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dont have any lines right now...8.8 came with no lines and yj line wwas broke...so startin from scratch bud...

In which case I'd snag a boneyard exploder 8.8 brake line setup, because you're going to have to have soft lines at the wheels and if starting from 0 you'll have to buy quite a few items to do this.

Get the male fitting with the explorer lines and you can put that on the broken end of the YJ line as I had to do in my swap

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So the 8.8 soft rear hose will bolt on to the YJs thread up top near the frame?
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I think, someone else will have to confirm.

I had to replace my hard line male fitting due to corrosion so I didn't get to confirm that part.

But yes the 8.8 supply line will reach to the yj bracket up on the frame no problem especially if you tweak the bracket a bit to point in the right direction.

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and I for sure need the banfo fittings i posted above? I cant just run hard brake line into the calipers?
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and I for sure need the banfo fittings i posted above? I cant just run hard brake line into the calipers?
Regardless, you'll need flex lines right at the calipers. The calipers "float" on the mounts as the pads wear. Flex lines at the calipers are a must.

There is no "only one way" to do it. Here's how I did it, choose your favorite way of doing it.

I just installed an 8.8 in the wife's SOA '93 YJ last week. I used the stock YJ flex line & junction block and mounted it to the axle with the original YJ bolt/vent line fitting. I used a 12" inch long 3/16" hard line on the left & a 40" long 3/16" line on the right & attached them to the calipers using 2 right side Ford 8.8 flex lines. I drilled a hole & welded some nuts to the backside of a section of angle iron for flex line mounting points which were welded to the spring perches.






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wow thanks max very helpful =]! great job!

the hard lines just go into the flex lines screw on or what?
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Here's what I did. I don't think any one way is better so here you go.






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since we're posting brake line p0rn


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So would it be a bad idea to go from the explorer soft line and use its junction box with left side line? Then hardline to right side? Im running 4.5 RE springs so maybe that will not reach?
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any help guys? going to the part store now..
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