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post #1 of 11 Old 06-27-2020, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Wj Jeep WJ Rear brake line lenght

Need to replace the rear steel brake lines (those once running along the rear axle - left and right)
What lengths should I buy?

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post #2 of 11 Old 06-29-2020, 10:50 AM
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I just bought some copper nickel brake pipe and fittings and made them to fit. The pipe was easy to bend by hand without damaging it.
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post #3 of 11 Old 06-29-2020, 05:02 PM
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you should be able to purchase the lines pre-bent, with fittings already installed, based on the year and model of your ride. measure the ones coming off, and use that number to double-check the ones you buy. pretty simple really.

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Pretty simple if I had those. I cut them, threw them away and then figured out I didn't check the lengths. Update: I ordered dorman lines. I was trying to install not pre-bent ones and striped threads in the axle hose. Total bummer. The problem is you need to know what flaring to use. Those once I bought were single flared and didn't work. Sometimes it's just better not to be cheap.... I'm two weeks behind the schedule now since I need to wait two weeks to get the dorman once.. bummer again
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post #5 of 11 Old 06-30-2020, 08:55 AM
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i take old parts to az to be sure the new match. you can buy longer lines and bend a loop to fit,ez.
ugly but noone sees them...

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i'm posting this to show how easy this is, not to suggest or endorse the company listed. all pre-bent rear lines for your jgc are the same. just order a pre-bent set. there's nothing to guess about lengths, diameters or fittings. you are over-complicating this, by trying to bend stuff yourself, without knowledge of lengths, where the supporting coil springs go (if applicable) or fitting types. https://classictube.com/product/jeep...1200220032004/

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post #7 of 11 Old 07-01-2020, 07:00 PM
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That set is good value - $199 for all the hard lines front and rear. If you look up Mopar prices, just the longer rear axle line alone is well over $100 these days, and I think the front-to-rear line is around $180.
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post #8 of 11 Old 07-02-2020, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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I did order a dorman OE replacement. I don't like tinkering with brake systems. Paid $177 for it. just dunno when it arrives. I also tried to diy and (guess what) stripped the threads in the metal cube attached to the real axle so no thank you for diy bending.
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post #9 of 11 Old 07-02-2020, 10:27 AM
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factory or not ,it aint ez to line up threads. you may do it again. you might need to bend it a little !!

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post #10 of 11 Old 07-05-2020, 06:25 PM
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As far a 'ClassicTube' prebent brake lines I hope their kits and service are better than 4 years ago. Below is what happened to a member I became friends with over on the ZJ forum where his kit lines were wrong, didn't fit, had to used adapters, etc..

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/...lines-3756801/

Look at the link within my thread for more details. After a nightmare customer service experience at least ClassicTube finally refunded his money.

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post #11 of 11 Old 07-06-2020, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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I ordered Dorman replacement from a local store.
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