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Unread 07-27-2013, 05:14 PM   #1
LandoCommando
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Brake Line Installation - Bend Before or During?

I will be replacing my passenger side front brake line tomorrow and to make it as painless as possible I am looking for some experience.
I've never run a full replacement before I am just used to sections with compression fittings so I have no past experience on it.

When I'm running the new line do I bend the entire thing to match the old line first and then fish it through the twists and turns or do I bend the first section, then attach it to the booster then bend another section and then another and so on?

Both options seem like a PIA to me.

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Unread 07-28-2013, 01:53 AM   #2
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Does matter which way you do it. It is not like you have to fish it through several holes in the body. The lines just run along the frame rails.

Also, the brake lines from the dealership are usually $5 to $10 for each brake line bent to factory specifications. I spent $20 to get all the brake lines for my XJ.
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