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Rear Brakle Lines Rusted #974567
12/01/09 11:41 PM
12/01/09 11:41 PM
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GreyDuck  Offline OP
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 25
Minneapolis, MN
My truck is suffering from rusted brake lines. The local dealership says I can get both rear lines pre-bent for about $100 (there are a lot of bends in these lines and I can't see what's going on over the gas tank) Or, I could get some generic straight lines for about $20 from the local parts store. Is it worth the extra $80 for the factory lines? I've bent a few lines in the past but these are quite a bit longer and they have many bends. If I do go with the generic lines how long should I get, is 72" long enough?

Also, is the best way to replace these to remove the box? It seems a lot easier than removing the gas tank. Or, should I use the generic lines and run them somewhere else?

As always, thanks for your time and advice! It is appreciated.

GreyDuck


1990 Truck 4X4 5sp 22re

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Re: Rear Brakle Lines Rusted [Re: GreyDuck] #974568
12/02/09 12:49 AM
12/02/09 12:49 AM
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CJMT100  Offline
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Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 981
I would cut the lines from a part where it isnt rusted and use a compression fitting there.


1996 T100, Mickey Thomson Classics, Bridgestone Dueler AT 265/75/16, custom offroad KC's.
Re: Rear Brakle Lines Rusted [Re: CJMT100] #974569
12/02/09 01:38 AM
12/02/09 01:38 AM
4x4runner  Offline
Wheeler
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 163
North Carolina
I just went through the same deal on my '95 4 runner. I ordered the factory beake lines from the dealer, but they were not the same as the factory lines. I ended up cuttin g the rusted line and installed a compression fitting. My brakes are great and no leaks. Cost me about $4.00 and was much easier than replacing the entire brake line.

Re: Rear Brakle Lines Rusted [Re: 4x4runner] #974570
12/02/09 05:19 AM
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CJMT100  Offline
Rock Warrior
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 981
Also remember, so long as you tuck the line sup good you dont have to follow the old lines 100%.


1996 T100, Mickey Thomson Classics, Bridgestone Dueler AT 265/75/16, custom offroad KC's.
Re: Rear Brakle Lines Rusted [Re: 4x4runner] #974571
12/03/09 08:26 PM
12/03/09 08:26 PM
MAC  Offline
Mudrunner
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 480
Lower Hudson Valley, New York
What kind of compression fitting did you use? oem line is 6mm ?

Re: Rear Brakle Lines Rusted [Re: MAC] #974572
12/04/09 04:14 AM
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CJMT100  Offline
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They sell metric lines and fittings, go to the parts store and ask tbh.


1996 T100, Mickey Thomson Classics, Bridgestone Dueler AT 265/75/16, custom offroad KC's.

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