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    So now I need some new brake lines

    Coming home from work, I was in the right lane when the guy in the left lane one car length ahead decided he wanted to make a right turn. He turned right in front of me, and I stood on the brakes. I knew something was wrong immediately, because while I came to a stop, the pedal went down to the floor. Luckily I didn't hit him. I was only two blocks from home, and drove 5mph using the emergency brake to stop. I later checked it out to see that everything's covered in brake fluid

    So now I need some new brake lines-img_20190920_171303.jpeg

    It may be hard to see from the photo, but it's leaking from the extended brake line.

    So, what are some good options for brake lines when you've got 2.5 inches of suspension lift?

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    So now I need some new brake lines

    What brand were they? I have the five ply extended ones from Crown? 3-4 in lift.


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    Re: So now I need some new brake lines

    They were crown brake lines, but it's been so long that I can't remember much more than that.

    Any tips on what I should replace them with? I don't really want to go with stock length. RockAuto has some SUNSONG for $20 a set, and some stainless for $90 all the way around (I have a Ford 8.8, so don't need rears).
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    Re: So now I need some new brake lines

    oops, I didn't read your message well enough - I thought you were asking if they were Crowns.

    That seems to be the only affordable game in town.
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    Re: So now I need some new brake lines

    I edit on the fly. Initially 30 sec I did ask that.

    So somewhere I read YJ lines can be used on a TJ and are longer than stock.


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    So now I need some new brake lines

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000C71AL4...wranglerorg-20

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000C6ZP02...wranglerorg-20

    Or go to a parts store and ask for 95 YJ front brake lines.
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    Re: So now I need some new brake lines

    No one in town has 2005 or 1995 brake lines. I did find that autozone has what looks like the right stuff:
    https://www.autozone.com/brakes-and-...494_99391_2362
    https://www.autozone.com/brakes-and-...493_99391_5913

    Free overnight shipping, and a $10 off coupon for signing up on their email list brings the total to $42, and I get them on Monday.
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    Re: So now I need some new brake lines

    I noticed this comment when I looked at those:
    TJ owners, you will need to buy 1/16" thick copper washers. These come with 1/32" thick washers and will leak on the caliper side.
    That's really the only thing that prevented me from going with those.
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    So now I need some new brake lines

    I believe if you go the YJ route the washer comment still stands no matter what brand.
    Its just a washer it shouldn’t break the bank


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    Re: So now I need some new brake lines

    I received the duralast brake lines from AutoZone today. I'm pretty happy with them. I'm not sure if the silver metal portion is coated to prevent rust or not, but time will tell.

    So now I need some new brake lines-img_20190923_175820-2.jpeg

    It is about the same length as the crown line it's replacing

    So now I need some new brake lines-img_20190923_182245.jpeg

    So now I need some new brake lines-img_20190923_184721.jpeg

    So now I need some new brake lines-img_20190923_184702.jpeg

    So now I need some new brake lines-img_20190923_184715.jpeg


    You can see where the old line me burst

    So now I need some new brake lines-img_20190923_182302.jpeg

    So now I need some new brake lines-img_20190923_182300.jpeg

    I was able to lock up the brakes after replacing the lines. Hopefully these will last a while



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    Re: So now I need some new brake lines

    Great! I like the thick rubber protective covers.


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    Re: So now I need some new brake lines

    FWIW those are brake hoses, not lines. Lines are rigid metal.

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