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Old 11-05-2010, 02:45 PM   #1
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Longer brake lines needed with 5100s?

I did a search and couldnt find any hard facts about this particular situation. Most of what I found say you "shouldn't" need longer brake lines unless you lift your truck 3+ inches. However, After my recent AAL install and seeing how extended the brake lines were with the stock shocks, I am concerned about how they will handle a longer Bilstein 5100 shock. I only have the AAL kit from toytec in the rear on non-TSB springs. ( 4 leaves all together). My plan is too use 5100s at all four corners and Maybe Eibach springs up front.

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Old 11-05-2010, 02:55 PM   #3
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No. When you change shocks in the rear that doesn't affect lift. So you will be fine. The fronts only go up to 2.5" so you won't need them in the front either.

The front shocks will stay at 0. I was worried about how far the rear shocks will extend. I like to do some off-roading once in a while. Last time I went, I think i had all four wheels off the ground at one point. lol
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I run a 3" leafpack with OME rear shocks and stock lines. I just bent the brake line bracket up to give me more play. I've had both my rear wheel off the ground and no issues. But your at what? 1.5"? 2"? In the rear. I dont see a problem.
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Cool. Just want to be sure. How are the OME shocks?
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I would jack up the truck from the frame in front of the the left rear wheel until the wheel is off the ground and see how it effects the the brake lines. I am the same as you, AAL and stock leaf pack and it was too close for me, the price for failure is way greater than the price of lines.
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I would jack up the truck from the frame in front of the the left rear wheel until the wheel is off the ground and see how it effects the the brake lines. I am the same as you, AAL and stock leaf pack and it was too close for me, the price for failure is way greater than the price of lines.
kinda how i felt.
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