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..
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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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.
1977 Cj5, 258, T-18, 2.46:1 Dana 20, 2.5" BDS lift, OBA, 38.5's. Chevy 60 frt, 14b Rear, Full hydro, 102"wb, full DOM cage.
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
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.
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?