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post #1 of 11 Old 05-19-2021, 05:25 AM Thread Starter
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Brake line source

Can someone post a link to a decent set of flex brake lines that will work with my 85 CJ7? Stock drums in back and I need the flex lines at each rear wheel and the center hose that comes down to the diff from the frame.

I will make my own steel lines along the axles.

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post #2 of 11 Old 05-19-2021, 05:29 AM
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There are no flex lines at each rear wheel. There is only a flex line running from the cross member to the axle. If memory serves me correctly it is just on the right side of the differential to a junction which splits and runs to each side. Everything from the junction to wheel cylinder is a hard line.
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I was sent a wrong center rear flex line new and will send it to you for shipping. If you PM me the part number you are looking for, I will verify what I have with you. Pretty sure it’s a line made for your Jeep.

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The rear center brake line I have is a OMIX 16733.02 Part number. Part number for a 1985 CJ7 is 16733.03. The funny thing about any description about brake lines on any online site is that they never includes the important info like the connection sizes, only the years that it will work. I have found that you need to measure and verify fitting sizes and hose lengths, etc.

This hose has the same 3/8" size female connection at the 3 connection points, and the hose is 17-3/4" long. The axle attachment thru hole is 3/8" also.
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I would wager that they don’t tell you that because it is based off of what was originally in the vehicle. Who knows what has been done to a vehicle that is 36 years old? My preference is to stick with Wagner and Bendix for brake parts. I definitely wouldn’t have chosen Omix.
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There are no flex lines at each rear wheel. There is only a flex line running from the cross member to the axle. If memory serves me correctly it is just on the right side of the differential to a junction which splits and runs to each side. Everything from the junction to wheel cylinder is a hard line.
Yes not sure what I was thinking (just lifted my 07 JK so prob had that on my mind!). Thx
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I would wager that they don’t tell you that because it is based off of what was originally in the vehicle. Who knows what has been done to a vehicle that is 36 years old? My preference is to stick with Wagner and Bendix for brake parts. I definitely wouldn’t have chosen Omix.
I wouldn't have chosen OMIX either, but try finding a water pump for a 1972 304 (the right shorter one and not OMIX either), or many, many other parts. Every sales person will tell you "oh yeah, it will fit", then won't take returns or it isn't worth sending back. The 1972 Jeep was a one and done year for lots of parts and nobody makes parts for one and done 50 years later. So sometimes it's good to find something that will work - even if it is OMIX. I really only look for stock parts.

I did find front brake hoses OMIX and they work fine - similar quality to originals. But I understand your point.

Forget about an OMIX upper steering shaft bearing, it's like buying a wedding ring out of a gumball machine.

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Google Crown stainless brake lines. They make great lines and it is not the same Crown company that makes POS Jeep parts.

This assumes you have a lifted CJ and need a longer line. If not, get a replacement from a local parts store. This isn't a specialty part if it is still on the stock suspension.
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Google Crown stainless brake lines. They make great lines and it is not the same Crown company that makes POS Jeep parts.

This assumes you have a lifted CJ and need a longer line. If not, get a replacement from a local parts store. This isn't a specialty part if it is still on the stock suspension.
I put on a set of Goodridge Braided SS brake lines and the difference between old rubber flex line and these are remarkable.

If I ever need to replace them I'll look at Crown.
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Those Goodridge are nice lines too. I forgot about that brand.
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