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Unread 02-14-2013, 02:16 PM   #1
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RRO Lift Kit and Brake Lines

In finding a suitable installer for the RRO 2.5" Lift on my 2013 WK2, the one I like to best says I will need longer brake lines. Just a few inches to make up the difference with the lift. They mentioend that it is not 100% required, but will make the brake cable to stretched with the lift in, and my wheels turned hard.

Id hate to get offroad, with my wheels going every which way, and rupture a brake line.

Everyone that has the lift installed, does the brake lines look streched when your wheel are turned all the way and off the ground?

Once again, they said I don't have to do it, but he recommended it, and would include it in the cost of the lift kit install, $450 out the door.

Thanks for your input.

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Unread 02-14-2013, 02:32 PM   #2
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I answered in the PM but just to write it publicly. I had my lift on at less than 200 miles on the odometer. I did some decent wheeling in Colorado and some pretty serious mudding in Galveston last Spring and other offroading. Never once an issue with brakes. Not to say nothing wont happen but think other than rock crawling I have put this thing through its paces. If it needs to be done then I will do it. I guess in the end it really doesn't hurt to do it.
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Unread 02-15-2013, 05:12 AM   #3
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I haven't done it. I'm no mechanical genius but the RR lift doesn't take anything past factory specs, so why change something already designed to handle the full range of travel? I have the lift, wheeled it, and it still stops just fine. In my opinion they are just trying to get an extra buck.

I hope for $450 they are including an alignment; that is something you will need.
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Unread 02-20-2013, 09:02 AM   #4
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I haven't done it. I'm no mechanical genius but the RR lift doesn't take anything past factory specs, so why change something already designed to handle the full range of travel? I have the lift, wheeled it, and it still stops just fine. In my opinion they are just trying to get an extra buck.

I hope for $450 they are including an alignment; that is something you will need.
Thanks for your comment. I have it at another shop... getting done now. They said 3 hours @ $95/hr. Their main man doing it used to work with Vortech in Alpharetta, GA, and now fabricates from the shops Porshe Race Cars. They were looking forward to doing this the first time on a '13 WK2!

It includes an alignment, though they think no adjustments will be needed.
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