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Old 10-02-2010, 06:10 AM
viall26 viall26 is offline
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So my question has to do with this. I'm putting a 4 in lift on my 91 2wd ranger. The brake line up front look like they may be an issue. Do you guys think I'll be ok? Or is there an easy way to extend the lines? Or am I going to have to replace the whole length of brake line. I thought there might be a way to just add 6 in or so. Any thoughts.
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Old 10-04-2010, 11:06 PM
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my ranger was fine with a 4" lift. but mine is also 4x4 and a 93. but MOST vehicles in general are ok without modifying most parts(like brakelines, etc) at 4" and below, UNLESS you plan on flexing the crap outta it. Cuz if you plan on flexing your axle you'd better extend the lines... and you can really only extend them that i know of by either taking them into a shop(what i did, extended mine 12"), re-routing them, or by buying pre-made extended lines from skyjacker, i think they make em.
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waiting for: dual steering stabilizer, put on 3" body lift(in my room), dual shock setup, electric fan, possible SAS with a waggy D44
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Old 10-05-2010, 06:59 AM
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buy some braided stainless or rubber brake line so that when your suspension moves your brake line wont get bent because it moves with the suspension
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:34 AM
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dont get rubber if you do re-do the lines. rubber is cheaper but when it gets old the brake line will stretch and make it feel you have brake pressure in the pedal but its not actually squeezing the pads together.

how much travel are anticipating on getting outta the lift?
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93 ranger ext. cab 4.0L auto 6" SJ/custom lift--37" super swamper truxs M/T tires--lock rite locker w/ 4.56 gears up front--warn hubs--exploder 8.8 w/ disc brakes 4.56 gears and detriot locker--one-piece driveline--bushwacker cut-out flares--Bilstein 5150 shocks--2 10" xcite subs w/ 1600W Crunch amp-- tinted windows

waiting for: dual steering stabilizer, put on 3" body lift(in my room), dual shock setup, electric fan, possible SAS with a waggy D44
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:05 AM
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Thanks everyone. i just picked some up from the 4 wheel auto parts shop hee in town. Thanks for the info.
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:24 AM
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Default Re: Not sure if this belongs here, but .....

I'm glad someone else is lifting a 91 2WD. I've had to splice brake lines before because the little nuts on the end got stripped by an eager beaver with a set of vice grips, I forget exactly what they're called, but they're metal and they slip over the brake line and slip over a section of new brake line and crimp on and they form a seal. It's not as great as a whole new brake line...but they're only a couple bucks.
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