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post #1 of 5 Old 01-10-2011, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Brake Line

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I have blown the brake line that runs from the front to the rear distribution block, running inside the frame rail. My question is what is the best way to replace it? Does someone sell reasonably priced replacement lines? Or should I make my own?

Does anyone know what size/ type of tubing I need? I assume they are double flared 45 degree fittings, is that right?

Any advice is apreciated.
Thanks guys.

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post #2 of 5 Old 01-10-2011, 06:47 PM
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I just recently replaced mine. I have bent my own lines in the past and even used compression fittings in some cases. But this time I tried something new. I went down to the local "speed" shop and picked up 11 feet of stainless steel braided lines. i also brought down my old line so they could match up my fittings. I couldnt be happier. the new line runs down the same path as the old one and uses the same connections. I was even able to use the stock line holders in the frame to secure the line. Just me 2 cents.

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post #3 of 5 Old 01-10-2011, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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How did the cost of the braided compare?

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was about 90 bucks and took ten minutes.

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That sounds a little steep for a brake line. Though hard to argue with the ease.

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