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Unread 07-01-2014, 08:07 AM   #1
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Front brake lines

I'm rebuilding the lift on my jeep and in the process want to do something about my front brake lines. The section from the frame to the axle is braded line about 22 inches long. They rub on the shocks and I tried to rotate the lower connection to point them away from the shocks but the fitting on the end is a stock jeep shape and can't be rotated. How do you deal with this issue? How can I keep the lines off of my suspension as the jeep articulates?





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Unread 07-01-2014, 09:56 AM   #2
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I'm rebuilding the lift on my jeep and in the process want to do something about my front brake lines. The section from the frame to the axle is braded line about 22 inches long. They rub on the shocks and I tried to rotate the lower connection to point them away from the shocks but the fitting on the end is a stock jeep shape and can't be rotated. How do you deal with this issue? How can I keep the lines off of my suspension as the jeep articulates?



You could try some zip ties. I would sleeve the brake line in rubber hose if you're worried about chaffing and zip tie the line the shock or wherever you need to route them. Of course this only works if they're long enough to not pull taught after you tie them up. Good Luck!

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Unread 07-01-2014, 10:02 AM   #3
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You may be able to rotate the brake hoses at the connection to the hard line at the frame to get the hoses to lay straight down and not forward as shown in your pictures. I run those same hoses and they don't come close to the shock body on my rig. You may have to disconnect the line from the hose to do this and of course bleed the brake system afterward. The first pic looks like the hose has a twist in it the way it's mounted anyway.
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Unread 07-01-2014, 10:31 AM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestions. I'll take a look at it tonight LJ Dave and see if your suggestion would work.

What do any of you think about a line with a round banjo fitting that I could use to direct the line away from the shock and spring? I don't know the specs, this is just an example.

http://m.summitracing.com/parts/ear-63010224erl
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Unread 07-01-2014, 11:43 AM   #5
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I made a clamp out of a metal hose clamp. I used one hose clamp to fasten a electrical clamp to the shock body. The electrical clamp keeps the line from chaffing. And the hose clamp allows me to place it anywhere that works best.
See the lip whwere the hole is located? I bend the very edge up so when the hose clamp goes over it will not slide out.



I have used this on the trail or when I see a fellow wheeler about to tear the brake line out.


Dont do this...
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Unread 07-01-2014, 11:50 AM   #6
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I made a clamp out of a metal hose clamp. I used one hose clamp to fasten a electrical clamp to the shock body. The electrical clamp keeps the line from chaffing. And the hose clamp allows me to place it anywhere that works best.
See the lip whwere the hole is located? I bend the very edge up so when the hose clamp goes over it will not slide out.



I have used this on the trail or when I see a fellow wheeler about to tear the brake line out.


Dont do this...
Thanks for the tip. Looks like the guy that installed my rear track bar upside down installed those brake lines.
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