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Old 11-28-2006
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Brake hoses too short

My brake lines are too short after the 3" of lift from spindles and I can't find any ANYWHERE. I found brake hoses all the way up to a '97 but nowhere near an '05. Will those hoses work or am I going to have to get them made? I've searched for almost 3 days on this site, and the suspension system sites and any random place and I can't find a thing. I need atleast 5 inches extra in hose length and they don't have to be the SS braided. Can someone help me? A specific link would be awesome because some people mentioned camburg, procomp, and all the big names but I never found anything. Maybe I'm just blind.
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Old 11-29-2006
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im pretty sure RCD makes a longer hose with there kit. i dont no if they sell them seperate tho. zabeard had his own made. stainless steel and he got them the length he wanted. you look into doing that?
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Yeah, I think that's going to be my only choice at this point. They quoted around $215 to be made and installed. $75 a piece to be made and the rest is labor. It's the only place anywhere near here that can make 'em and I can't find any online.
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ya, that way you know it will be the right size. there not hard to install, you may save some money doing it urself if u no how. you have to bleed the brakes tho after.
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Yeah, they said it'd be roughly 185 for install. I think that they're just being stubborn and think that I know nothing. I've done everything to my Ranger and my old Chevy myself. I had a master cylinder go out on the old Chev and had to replace that myself and bleeed the brakes. No big issue, just time consuming for me.
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Old 11-30-2006
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Its usually smarter to get new steel lines that are longer instead of geting longer hoses. Unless you've got some massive amount of wheel travel.
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heres what i did, just unbolted the bracket from the frame and moved in down a few inches, the hard line will bend/extend with no problem

heres a pic, look at the frame right above the bolt that holds the bracket, you can see the factory hole

http://render2.snapfish.com/render2/.../of=50,332,443

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About how many inches did you move that bracket down? Do they get tight when turning full-lock? I was thinking about doing that, but then I didn't know if I would be able to move it far enough. My torsion bars are almost all the way loose and I'd like to take it back up to where I had it above stock. Anyways, will that give me enough play?
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Same problem as with a 3" spindle lift. You just have to move the bracket that the hard-line is on down the frame. You will have to bend the hardline down, but it's got plenty of "bends" that can straighten enough to do that.

Piece of cake. Save your money.
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Same problem as with a 3" spindle lift. You just have to move the bracket that the hard-line is on down the frame. You will have to bend the hardline down, but it's got plenty of "bends" that can straighten enough to do that.

Piece of cake. Save your money.
Thats what I did. I just was pm'ming him back and forth about it.

I can take pics if needed.
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Brakelines for new lift = $150
Getting them installed = $85
Gas to get there = $4
Not paying a dime for the same result = priceless

There are some things money can't buy.
For everything else there's............wait, I don't have Mastercard.


But thanks to everyone who saved me over $200.
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For everything else, there's RANGER-FORUMS...
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your welcome !!
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