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Unread 10-08-2011, 05:40 AM   #1
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Do you / are you suposed to change soft brake lines with SOA Lift?

Hi, my jeep came with a torn driver side front soft line. It has spring over axle lift, is it suppose to have different lines?

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Unread 10-08-2011, 05:59 AM   #2
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Hi, my jeep came with a torn driver side front soft line. It has spring over axle lift, is it suppose to have different lines?
You would want them longer. The added flex from SOA will stretch and rip a stock one. As for material makes no difference if the line is rubber hard or braided. I make small extensions from frame to rubber line. Cheap and easy fix
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Front hoses from a late 80's full size Chevy truck work nice. They are 10" or so longer.
You only need to re-drill the hole where they mount to the caliper to 7/16. Make sure to also pick up 7/16 copper washers for them.

They are about $15 each.
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Front hoses from a late 80's full size Chevy truck work nice. They are 10" or so longer.
You only need to re-drill the hole where they mount to the caliper to 7/16. Make sure to also pick up 7/16 copper washers for them.

They are about $15 each.
I have a 1965 cj with drums, willl this work?
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I have a 1965 cj with drums, willl this work?
The fitting that goes into your drum would be different.

Maybe an older pickup with drum brakes might work.
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Hi, my jeep came with a torn driver side front soft line. It has spring over axle lift, is it suppose to have different lines?
It's really a matter of distance and not whether it's spring over or spring under.

If you can't find stock lines from another vehicle that'll work, there are shops in most areas that will build custom lines.
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I have a 1965 cj with drums, willl this work?
I had a 62 with drums and what I did is ordered two stainless ones and used couplers to joint them with the stock rubber lines for twice the length and it worked just fine for years.
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