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Custom Extended Brake Brackets

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by mh.meier, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. Aug 12, 2012 at 3:01 PM
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    I wasnt sure where to post this but here goes.

    I lifted my Tacoma a while back and noticed my brake lines didnt have enough play. So I went to the local Lowes home improvement store and bought a 1/2" X 1" X 4ft steel flat for like 8$

    I bent it using unusual methods to about a 90 degree angle, drilled two small holes in it and painted it black. I removed the rear brake brackets and placed my new bracket in between the old bracket and the axle. I used the factory bolt to mount the new bracket and an appropriate sized bolt to mount the new bracket and old bracket. I had a few extra inches of play in my brake lines even at full flex. I repeated this process for the front brake lines, but only bent the new brackets about 30 degrees. A cheap simple way to increase thelength of your brake lines without having to purchase new lines.

    Here are some photos for refrence.

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  2. Aug 12, 2012 at 3:05 PM
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    That's one way to avoid having to buy extended brake lines. Nice ingenuity.
     
  3. Aug 12, 2012 at 3:09 PM
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    My front brake lines have plenty of slack left at full droop. Not sure that was needed.

    This'll work for mild suspension changes. If you really change things around in the rear to up your travel, you're gonna need extended brake lines.
     
  4. Aug 12, 2012 at 3:18 PM
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    Well my brake lines did not have plenty of slack, especially in the front. So this was a cheap way for now to fix that. Not to mention super easy. Took all of 10 min.
     
  5. Aug 12, 2012 at 3:19 PM
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    Thanks amigo
     
  6. Aug 13, 2012 at 7:38 PM
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    Super easy, super cheap. I will eventually buy new brake lines after the SAs but right now this will do.
     
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