with the RE springover kit do you relocate the brake lines or just tie them in the factory spot that sits atop the frame?
02-25-2002 08:18 AM
02-25-2002 10:29 AM
I'm not sure what you are talking about, but the kit comes with longer brake lines that you mount in the same position as stock. I had to zip tie mine to the shock though because it was rubbing the tire. Hope that helps you.
02-25-2002 09:27 PM
i called RE today and the said to redrill new holes on the side of the frame and relocate them to allow them to be longer.
02-25-2002 10:16 PM
If you're talking about relocating the hard line, I ran mine below the frame. Just carefully bend it downward and don't kink the line. I didn't have to drill any holes. I just used the rear bolt on the bumpstop to fasten the bracket to the frame.
02-26-2002 01:39 AM
i am talking about in the front?
02-26-2002 08:29 PM
So am I! ;)
02-27-2002 07:17 AM
gotcha, would it be easier to run it down the front of the frame.
02-27-2002 08:00 PM
I ended up with a different method after getting tired of my brake lines either being streched too much or rubbing, even after making them longer. I ran braided line to a T mounted on the diff case and down each tube to the brake calipers. This way I have plenty of flex going to the center of the diff and I can drop a tire or stuff it as high as I want with no problems. Do it once and do it right, it will never come back to haunt you.
02-27-2002 09:45 PM
I'll agree that is a trick way to do the brake lines. And very effective for off road use. But, those lines are seperated for a reason. Safety. You won't lose both front brakes on a single line failure. Can't say I'd ever recommend this sort of thing on a Jeep that sees highway duty.
I simply bent my hardline and ran it down the inside of the frame. The bracket winds up near the rear of the front bumpstops. I just pulled the rear bolt of the bumpstop and ran it thru both the bracket and the bumpstop.