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post #1 of 21 Old 01-07-2008, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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longer brake hoses

have a cj5 4in lift and needing new front and back brake hoses.longer than stock was wondering if anyone knew of a reto fit rubbber hose like off a chevy or something that will fit.dont have the cash to buy the braided ones just yet..

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post #2 of 21 Old 01-07-2008, 03:13 PM
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Save up!!!! Don't skimp on your brakes!!

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I was actually wondering the same thing. While I nderstand the benefits of SS brake lines (less flex = less fade, etc etc) I personally think the extra money spent could go towards something more useful. Hell the rubber lines on there now have lasted 25 years so it can't be a safety concern. Obviously it would be necessary to properly possition them not to get caught in anything and the correct length in order for them not to tear.

And this leads us back to the original question.......

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post #4 of 21 Old 01-07-2008, 04:03 PM
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Fronts, I'm not sure about. However, a rear hose for a 1995 Dodge 1500 works great in the rear. I used one for my 2.5" lift and there is plenty there for a 4". If you go to napa's website they list the hose ends and lengths if you want to do some research. If you have a pre 80 cj5, I don't know if any other stock applications would work, it's kinda a funky end on the caliper.

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post #5 of 21 Old 01-15-2008, 05:33 PM
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The 79 Ford F150 hose, Raybestos BH36931, should fit 77-80 CJ's and it is about 20" long.
Found that on the web

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post #6 of 21 Old 01-15-2008, 05:49 PM
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its was only 69 dollars for russel braided front and rear lines for my cj off of quadratec...not alot of cash to know your going to stop ok
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post #7 of 21 Old 01-15-2008, 06:34 PM
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you probally will pay 15 to 20 dollars each for the stock ones from advance or napa. thats 45-60$$ might as well spend a few extra bucks to get the right part.
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post #8 of 21 Old 01-16-2008, 11:25 AM
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I have not used these myself, but I have read in a couple different places that the Dodge Omni brake hose is a direct bolt in, and about 5" longer. Unfortunately, I don't have ant more info than that.
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post #9 of 21 Old 01-16-2008, 02:02 PM
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hey man gp to 4 wheelparts and skyjacker makes them they arent cheap but i tried everything not to buy them but that what i had to do but the aresimple to put on i put 7in under mine and i had to have them good luck
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post #10 of 21 Old 04-06-2009, 04:59 PM
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Can anyone add or confirm these applications? I am looking for a set of extended hoses for my build before I put the tub on this weekend.

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Jim

P.S. I checked the links etc as well. I use to have a link but they must have gone out of business for extended lines that were cheaper (i.e. not paying just cause you have a lift etc) SS lines.
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post #11 of 21 Old 04-06-2009, 05:28 PM
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Everything I've read says that rubber DOT approved brake hoses are better than stainless steel sheathed plastic hoses. I went to a local shop and had some front brake hoses made for my CJ. I think they were $30 each and they are DOT approved. Your mileage may vary.
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I went to a local shop and had some front brake hoses made for my CJ. I think they were $30 each...


Did the same front and rear on mine. About $50 for all three.
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post #13 of 21 Old 04-06-2009, 07:19 PM
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http://www.quadratec.com/products/12706_23X_PG.htm

Both front an rear and you dont have to run around trying to find someone to make them longer, a cc and a phone and in a few days you are happy. Its cheap enough personally id just buy them and spend time you would spending playing and running around searching who and where to get them done by to doing something else. im sure other parts do will fit but how much money int he long run will you save?
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Yeah, I wish I could have back the 3 minutes it took to drive to the hydraulic shop + the 20 minutes it took them to make the lines + the 3 minutes to drive back home.
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Yeah, I wish I could have back the 3 minutes it took to drive to the hydraulic shop + the 20 minutes it took them to make the lines + the 3 minutes to drive back home.
You're very naive if you think others have just as much convenience to a shop as yourself.

That said, custom rubber brake lines from a local shop will work just as well as the braided steel lines. They perform the same function in the end and the rubber hoses have a long life.

However, I ordered a pair from quadratec as I was unable to find any local shops that could fab up brake lines.
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