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Old November 8th, 2004, 18:08
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In the process of putting 3" lift on my '99 classic. I want to know would I be better off w/ aftermarket pre-made lines or building my own (cost wise). Also are there any cheap ways of going about this w/o replacing the lines like making longer brackets or........... I searched and guess I dont have to w/ only 3" but I want the peace of mind, besides after putting the new leafs on the axle seems to be hanging by the rear line when I jack the back of the truck up. Any info would be great, thanks!!!!
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Old November 8th, 2004, 18:35
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YJ lines. Bolted mine on this week with a 5.5" front end lift and they fit like a dream. a friend of mine had all 3 (2 front 1 rear) and sold them to me for $15.

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Old November 8th, 2004, 20:25
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Re: Brake Line Info

I'm running a rear brakeline intended for a 96 4x4 Dakota. Brand new ran me about $30. Longer than YJ lines if you plan to ever go higher or want crazy flex. Bolts right up. I think making them would just be a pain and you wouldn't save much...
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Old November 8th, 2004, 22:06
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Thanks guys, now I'm on the look out for some YJ lines. Anybody got some they're throwing away or willing to part w/ cheap? ha ha
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Old November 8th, 2004, 22:18
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check the for sale forum on PBB, people with stock YJ's should be getting rid of them all the time after they lift their rigs.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=14
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Old November 9th, 2004, 06:53
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just go to the dealer. I have a friend at a dealer, so the YJ line only cost me $20 and change, but full boat list on it is like $30... and the Dakota line is like $10 more. its worth the peace of mind to get all new stuff when dealing with brakes. Of course my front to back hard line was frozen to the rubber line. So I have a Stainless steel pre-bent line on order from classic tube.. after seeing some hill-decents, I am glad I have gone brand new with the brakes...
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Old November 9th, 2004, 20:41
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very good point, maybe i'll cough up the xtra dough and get new, thanks!
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Old November 9th, 2004, 20:47
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EBRAKE ? my ebrake does not work (inspection time) it has been streched out and bentn the passenger side. im at about 4.5 lift in the back. will a stock ebrake cable work or where do i get a good one
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Old November 9th, 2004, 21:00
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Re: Brake Line Info

You should check out ExtremeCrawlers.com ... I contacted Keith and he made me braided hoses the size that I asked for and not expensive at all. 30 for the rear line, and 75 for the front pair. If your gonna drop 70 bones at the dealer for rubber lines maybe think of upgrading to braided. Just my opinion...

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Old November 9th, 2004, 21:13
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could also check out:

http://www.rockequipment.com/hoses.htm
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Old November 9th, 2004, 21:35
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In the process of putting 3" lift on my '99 classic. I want to know would I be better off w/ aftermarket pre-made lines or building my own (cost wise). Also are there any cheap ways of going about this w/o replacing the lines like making longer brackets or........... I searched and guess I dont have to w/ only 3" but I want the peace of mind, besides after putting the new leafs on the axle seems to be hanging by the rear line when I jack the back of the truck up. Any info would be great, thanks!!!!
For the 99 straighten out the front to go along hte shock tower (you will have to redrill the mounting hole) and for the rear as suggested get the YJ line. The parking brake cable should be fine as it is.
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Old November 11th, 2004, 20:58
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thats what I was lookin for, cheap and easy. thanks guys!
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