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post #1 of 8 Old 02-13-2014, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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How Are You Routing Your Front Brake Lines?

Title says it!

When I got my JK back from the lift installer my front brake lines were left hanging like this! SERIOUSLY!


I'm curious how ya'll route and secure your front brake lines.

Please post 'em up and show us how you address this problem.

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When I installed my RK lift that's how they suggested you run them...I have never had any issues.

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Title says it!

When I got my JK back from the lift installer my front brake lines were left hanging like this! SERIOUSLY!


I'm curious how ya'll route and secure your front brake lines.

Please post 'em up and show us how you address this problem.

Thanks, Mr. King
I have the AEV 2.5" lift and they supply you with Zipties to tie it to the shocks. This is only to keep it out of the way.
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I installed stainless lines that came with a bracket that keeps them away from things. Got them from Rock Krawler

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This is an old picture but I pretty much left mine hanging. No issues after three years of wheeling like that. If the terrain appears to have a lot of possibility to yank e6n like downed trees and stuff I sill zip tie them. For the most part tabulate fine though


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Or is this a non-issue? Everyone just lets 'em hang?

The way mine were left I felt that a minimal amount of droop could allow the brake fluid to be liberated from the line and possibly wreck the ABS sensor wire.

I did reroute the lines between the spring and shock and added the tie-wraps. After breaking the tie-wrap on one side I still think it is less than an optimal solution.

Letting mine just hang was absolutely out of the question.

I get the double entendre...

C'mon y'all, show/tell us how you handled it (the brake and ABS lines).

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post #7 of 8 Old 02-18-2014, 09:28 PM
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I have routed mine along the ABS/wheel sensor lines, and tied to the shock. I have torn out 1 wheel sensor already, and like to keep the lines tucked up. Branches can be harsh.

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Pics of my work-around: zip-tied ABS to brake line, and then clips with springs to keep the slack out of the tires when I turn. (added pics!)








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