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Are my brake lines safe disco'd?

Any one running a 2.5" spring lift with disconnects? Im going to Rausch creek this weekend And want to pull my jks quick disconnects off but I also want to make it home. Im concerned my brake lines and abs wires are not long enough.

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Any one running a 2.5" spring lift with disconnects? Im going to Rausch creek this weekend And want to pull my jks quick disconnects off but I also want to make it home and am not sure if the brake lines and abs wires are long enough.
It depends on the length of your shocks. If you are running a TF 2.5" with TF shocks for their 2.5" and their rear relocation brackets, you will be fine.

You can loosen up the ABS line in the front for more slack.


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you should be fine, thats the same lift i had on my old 2 door and i didnt do anything with the brakelines

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Check them, find the first biggest rock you can and flex it out. Just to make a "should be" a definite.

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They have an RTI ramp right next to the office at Rausch creek you can use that to check you brake lines.


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You haven't mentioned shocks or extensions for the shocks, so assuming you still have the stock shocks then the springs will make no difference as the max extension is based on the shocks not the springs.

So disconnect and go for it!
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I have teraflex shocks for the 2.5" kit. I do know that they have too much travel in the rear because fully flexed the springs would fall out until I put in a spacer with a guide.

But I didnt know RC had an rti ramp. I know I am good with he sway bar connected. But not sure with the disconnects pulled off. I will just test before we hit the trail.

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I have the RK 2.5 stock mod with bilstein 5100's.... it did worry me enough that i added teh cheap brackets which just lowers the mounting point... u can even lower the fronts with the stock hardware and a self tapper...


i dont think there would have been a probably after really cheking it flexed, but it gave me peice of mond and it was one less thing to worry about ( i did a few off road trips with no extension in teh front and it was fine )

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I have teraflex shocks for the 2.5" kit. I do know that they have too much travel in the rear because fully flexed the springs would fall out until I put in a spacer with a guide.

But I didnt know RC had an rti ramp. I know I am good with he sway bar connected. But not sure with the disconnects pulled off. I will just test before we hit the trail.
here is a picture showing the ramp its to the right of the office.



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The older front shocks in the TF 2.5 kit can allow the front to flex far enough to damage the front driveline boot and also damage the break lines. The newer kits come with a little shorter shocks than the older kit, limiting travel.

I had the older kit with the longer shocks and spoke with TF about this. They were, as usual, very helpful and I ended up getting the newer, shorter shocks just to be safe.

I realized that it was a great idea while installing them. I lifted the front of my Jeep to allow the shocks to extend enough to make the swap out easier and found my brake lines were tight as a banjo strings! Could have been bad, bad out on the trail some where.

The new shocks were about 2" shorter and felt like I was going the wrong way. Why am I trying to limit travel? shouldn't I be spending the money on longer brake lines and a new driveline instead?
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Why am I trying to limit travel? shouldn't I be spending the money on longer brake lines and a new driveline instead?
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