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Extended brake lines for 1" lift?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by David M, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. Feb 23, 2012 at 8:32 PM
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    David M

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    This may be a dumb question, but do I need to add extended brake lines for a 1" lift?

    I have a 2004 DC Tacoma 4x4. I'm installing the Bilstein 5100 adjustable struts up front on the .85" lift setting and ToyTec 1" lift shackles with the Bilstein 5100 shocks in the rear.
     
  2. Feb 23, 2012 at 8:41 PM
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    Snowman

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    You should be fine without extended lines.
     
  3. Feb 23, 2012 at 8:42 PM
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    you should be fine

    I havent put my extended lines in yet :anonymous:
     
  4. Feb 23, 2012 at 9:17 PM
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    Not for 1" of lift.
     
  5. Feb 23, 2012 at 9:36 PM
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    Didn't think so, but was't sure. Thanks guys.
     
  6. Feb 24, 2012 at 6:27 AM
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    At what point are the extended brake lines needed.. 2", 3" ?? And along those same "lines", what is the max height before other mods are needed? UCA, diff drop, etc. ??

    Thanks
     
  7. Feb 24, 2012 at 6:28 AM
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    im have been running about 3" lift with no issues and no ext brake lines.....
    allpoo expo's
     
  8. Feb 24, 2012 at 10:37 AM
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    When I spoke to Dan at Wheeler's about it he said that up to 3" is fine as long as you're not doing any serious flexing while off road. Don't think normal driving travel is going to be a problem.
     
  9. Feb 24, 2012 at 9:30 PM
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    I you still run stock shocks in the rear, they will limit
    your droop, so its not necessary to extend the line.

    If you replace the shocks with longer ones to enable
    more droop, then you definitely should extend the rear brake line.
     
  10. Feb 25, 2012 at 1:17 AM
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    I got a 2inch lift with original break lines and it's fine. Once you go over 3 inches or if you do serious off roading is when you need the extended lines.
     
  11. Feb 25, 2012 at 9:10 AM
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    I put the Wheeler's 5-pack on. 1.5 of lift. At full droop, the stock line was strained. I was suprised. If you offroad at all, I strongly suggest you jack it up and do a droop test in youre driveway and see what the line does. Each truck can be a little different. Check yours to be sure. Losing your brakes unexpectedly from a broken line is not something you want.
     
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    Where is everyone getting extended lines from? Does Stoptech, Gates, Russel, goodridge or any others make extended lines for us?
     
  13. Jan 30, 2013 at 11:31 AM
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  14. Jan 30, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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    How do you know that its time to install the extended lines? I have an OME lift with additional 1 inch spacer and i dont feel that the brakes are strong enough to stop the truck on short distances? Will extended lines fix that for example? Sorry if it sounds dumb..
     
  15. Jan 30, 2013 at 2:56 PM
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    have you ever thought about putting new brakes on ;). no extended brake lines wont do a thing to make your brakes stronger. When was the last time you've changed your brakes front and rear.
     
  16. Jun 25, 2013 at 6:46 PM
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    Bumping an old thread. Got goodridge 2" extended lines- looks great.

    For a 1" lift up front, the OE lines seem to have enough slack, but for the rear, when on the lift with OE suspension, the OE brake line was taught.
     
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