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Brake lines vs Falcons?

Had a Teraflex S/T3 put on and was going back through their work once I got it back. They put the brake line drop brackets on backwards and it was scraping the sway bar. Reversed them the correct way but now I have a new concern with the Falcons larger diameter body.

I know usually there's not much that can be done to avoid the rubber line section from rubbing the shock body and I will split some fuel line or loom to protect the line itself. But my concern now is how close the hard line section is to the shock body, and the angle that it would impact it at under compression. it seems the shock will push the rubber out of the way but when it gets to the hard fitting it could damage it.

Am I safe to bend it slightly by hand as outlined in red doing my best to avoid kinks. I don't think there's enough room to put a hand bender on it but really worried about a compound bend switching the direction by hand damaging or kinking. The other side is a little more drastic but same problem.

Any thoughts or suggestions other than swapping to a full soft or braided line to remove hard line section in question. Pics Below.

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Bend the hard line.

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I'd swap out the brake lines to some better ones and call it a day. Few hours on the driveway taking your time and it's a done deal.
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^ both of those two suggestions are going to help you with your issue; I would (personally) get rid of the OEM lines and getting aftermarket brake lines that eliminate that OEM hard line and give your new suspension travel and no pokey-metal-spear-like-bits to bend or break off.

If budget is a factor, move and or bend the hardlines like Dirt says but maybe buy a el cheapo tube bender thingy o you don't kink it as it is easy to do.




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Thanks! I picked up a $12 bender at the Depot and will get under it in the morning. Worst case i will swap it out with full braided to remove the existence of any hard line as suggested. Hopefully i dont kink anything.

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Oem brake lines are good quality and longer than the ones that come in the metal cloak 3.5 game changer kit. I run falcons and I just bent them by hand. I installed the mc on my buddies and we pulled the brake lines and compared and stock were longer and appeared better quality.
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Get some new lines and get the skids for the Falcons you will need them !

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I have the Falcon 3.3 on both Jeeps, both I bent by hand. No biggie.

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Got it bent...bender wouldn't fit so i put a block of wood between the sway and brake line and bent by hand. Almost crapped out a lung but got them bent with no kinks or deformity. Last night i ordered 30" teraflex braided lines for worst case and they'll be here monday. But the way i have it bent now seems like its fixed for good and rubber portion not even touching the shocks. Ill throw them on whenever i have time.

Thanks for reassuring me to grab and yank!
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