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?
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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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.
1995 YJ Rio Grande, 2.5L Low Output Engine My Jeep Worklog
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.
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 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.