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post #1 of 21 Old 02-24-2010, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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YJ Extended Brake lines

I know this topic has been beet to death but..... after an hour or more of searching I am not finding the exact answer to my question.

I see many times over that the front brake lines from a Chevy C1500 truck and are longer than a TJ's and XJ's, and that a Dodge Dakota's rear lines are longer than that of a TJ and an XJ. I also see that the front and rear lines on a YJ are longer than both.

But what lines are longer than a YJ????? It looks as though the Chevy ones are a little longer, 2" maybe.

What is a good alternative to spending a fortune on stainless lines that are bound to break like the ones I have seen on the trail?

If there is a thread on this please direct me.


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post #2 of 21 Old 02-24-2010, 05:40 PM
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I asked this a long time ago, and was told there were some Ford lines available (maybe 80's model F250's, don't remember), anyhow, I just ended up ordering a set from 4WD. You can get the same set cheaper through Summit though.... Russell Performance 695940 - Russell Street Legal Brake Line Kits - Overview - SummitRacing.com

You might also check and see if there's a truck hydraulic shop near you. I went to one by me and could've got a set made up for less than half the cost of what I paid, but they ticked me off, so I took my money elsewhere.

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I just got the Russel kit today. Going to put it on this Sunday. I'll have to check back in to see how they do. As long as they don't break when I push the pedal in, I think I'm good.

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IMO, don't buy Goodridge lines. I've had two _pairs_ fail over the last year. Boo. They look nice and seem to be solid, but all of the ones I've had (except what's on my Jeep now) have sprung leaks near the top fitting. I don't have enough flex to tug on the lines.

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You can have ss ones made for about $35 each

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I just got the Russel kit today. Going to put it on this Sunday. I'll have to check back in to see how they do. As long as they don't break when I push the pedal in, I think I'm good.
I haven't had any issues with the Russel ones.

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You can have ss ones made for about $35 each
I don't think that's gonna save him any money, a kit's cheaper.

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post #7 of 21 Old 02-25-2010, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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I am going to see if I can get a helpful parts person to help me compare (I know good luck) but there is a Jeep guy at the local advance that may not mind taking the time. My brake lines are not being stretched but they are not in the best of shape so I figured why not replace them and upgrade since I am already going to bleed the whole system. Thanks for the F-250 info I will look into that.

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I posted this in the other brake thread...
try this NAPA part number 38622 - it's 27"s

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post #9 of 21 Old 02-25-2010, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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is that napa part for the front?

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It is, but the rear from the same truck is what I used. I'll try and find the part number

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post #11 of 21 Old 02-25-2010, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, your part number helped a lot! I did some searching with that number and found this page http://www.grobe.us/Jeep/Tech/Drivet...BrakeHoses.htm
It gives many examples but all are front hoses.

I used that and dug some more on Napa's site and found some info for the rear.
The rear hose from a 1990 Dodge Ram 1500-3500 NAPA part #UP38744 looks to be a match and is 26.25" $35
The rear hose from a 1995 Dodge Dakota NAPA Part #UP38636 also looks to be a match and is 22.125" $30
The rear stock hose for a YJ is 17" and $17

I decided I am going w/ the Dakota rear and the 1990 Chevy 1500 which are both about 5" longer than stock
The one mentioned in the post above part#38622 is from a suburban and is $8 more and not any longer.

I appreciate the help maybe this can help others.

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This really has helped me and I know its been some time. How did the rear Extended Brake lines (1995 Dodge Dakota NAPA Part #UP38636 ) work? Thank you for sharing!
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I agree, a follow up to your decision is what is missing from this great topic. I'm in the market for either a hard-line extender or just longer brake lines.

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post #14 of 21 Old 11-14-2011, 04:52 PM
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I gained about 6 " of extra flex line by removing the torx bolt that holds the hard line to the frame and pulling the hard line through giving it a little bend and re bolting it to the shock tower so the soft line is pointing straight down.
Sorry for the run on sentence.
Cost $0 brake bleeding 0 cool factor 0 got the job done fast priceless.

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post #15 of 21 Old 11-16-2011, 05:56 AM
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4.7stroker thats what I had to do ment.after soa.. But the rear I am afraid wont last with flexing n front lines look like they need replacement. So I would like to get newer extended ones.
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