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post #16 of 21 Old 04-07-2009, 06:08 PM
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From my experience, it is always better to use the rubber hose. When I bought the skyjacker braided for my truck, one of the ends stripped out as soon as it got semi tight, and since then I have been very uneasy of using them. For my jeep, I found stock hoses for other vehicles and used them. Here is the link for the rear hose I mentioned (http://www.napaonline.com/MasterPage...ke+Hose+-+Rear). For fronts I have Chevy outers on my 44, so they would be different from the original poster but mine are for a 70's Chevy. Another major advantage to using a stock type hose is that if one ever has an issue, it is easy to find and replace.

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post #17 of 21 Old 04-07-2009, 06:14 PM
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Thank you, a 22" will work fine for the rear.

I am going to run a 2.5" lift w/out sway bars. Would the stock lines pull/break @ full flex? I was trying to get 18" lines just for a peace of mind. If memory serves the stock one are 16".
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post #18 of 21 Old 08-16-2009, 11:37 AM
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I bought the Russell braided lines for my CJ5 and both fronts have failed! Blown right apart at the fitting!! Never again will I buy them. I am now running the NAPA '79 Ford F150 hoses(I have 4" lift and the '78 CJ 11" disc brakes.
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post #19 of 21 Old 08-16-2009, 11:38 AM
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Oh yeah, when the second line blew it resulted in me rolling my CJ over.
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post #20 of 21 Old 08-16-2009, 12:02 PM
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I went to a local diesel truck garage (Caterpillar) with one of my old hoses and told them I needed a pair of these with these fittings, and 6 inches longer. Now I'm driving around with 18 wheeler brake hoses....BIG and fat. Oh yea, they charged me $42 for the pair.

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post #21 of 21 Old 08-16-2009, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Kman1983 View Post
Oh yeah, when the second line blew it resulted in me rolling my CJ over.
I really hope you weren't seriously injured.

I'd be visiting a lawyer if this had happened to me.


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