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post #1 of 9 Old 12-11-2019, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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Braided brake hoses

My rear brakes are starting to squeal. I figure while Im in there Ill go ahead and replace the oe rubber brake hoses. Does anyone have suggestions on pre-made hose kits that will fit with out a bunch of leaking issues?


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post #2 of 9 Old 12-11-2019, 07:41 PM
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The rear brake lines are hard, not rubber.
There are no preformed hard lines available anymore, only generic versions that you must bend yourself. Be careful that you get standard threads and not metric. Took me a couple hours to find that out.

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The rear brake lines are hard, not rubber.
There are no preformed hard lines available anymore, only generic versions that you must bend yourself. Be careful that you get standard threads and not metric. Took me a couple hours to find that out.

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The hose from the body to the axle is rubber and being I have disk brakes the line from the axle end to the caliper is rubber.

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I purchased the brake line kit from IRO. Installation wasn’t to bad. Currently working on getting all the air bubbles out.
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I purchased the brake line kit from IRO. Installation wasnít to bad. Currently working on getting all the air bubbles out.
Any issues with leaking fittings?

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No leaking issues so far, but like I said I’m still getting the brakes bled. The quality of the new parts was good. I suspect if I have an issue it will have to do with the old side of the fitting connection.

As a note you will have to bend the hard line on the rear driver side brake line on the axle to mate up with the IRO brake line connector.
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post #7 of 9 Old 12-14-2019, 03:42 PM
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Kolak usually has good options, including IRO. There should be kits available for the rubber line between the body and axle, and the rubber lines at the calipers for the rear disc ZJ's.

I've got a steel braided line kit from him on the bench that's been meaning to go into the green pig for years, maybe I'll just throw it in the white one instead. The quality appears to be very nice.


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I built my own using Goodridge parts, zero issues with leaks - brake feel greatly improved from the OEM setup. Not officially street-legal, but 100% guaranteed they work as should. Same parts are used on motorsports and airplanes. They aren't as expensive as one would think, but certainly more than the premade braided hoses.



I've used premade braided stainless steel brake hoses before, and haven't had a single issue with them either. One set was from Quadratec (used in my 5.9 ZJ), the earlier I really can't remember 'cause those I bought back in '06 for my first XJ and reused them on the second one.

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Doesn't help you much but I bought the crown performance brake hoses. Yet to install them but them look like quality units.

For whatever reason they do not include or make the hoses for the rear calipers... Only the front two calipers and the hose from the body to the axle. I'm waiting to install the hoses for when I decide to install the big brake kit on my 5.9... I would like to paint the front axle while Im in there and I've not talked myself into it yet....

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