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Old 05-12-2019, 09:07 AM   #1
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exstended front brake lines

got a 71 k20 what are you guys using with 4 and up lifts?
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Old 05-12-2019, 10:30 AM   #2
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Re: exstended front brake lines

http://www.offroaddesign.com/catalog...brakelines.htm

super built lines / quality product / good service / once you go away from rubber hoses the pedal get more firm .

bottom of the list it says our lines fit 67-72 with some info to check before ordering .
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:10 AM   #3
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Re: exstended front brake lines

NAPA '75* C20 replacement hoses. There is a mounting clip on the hose you'll want to pry off. But these hoses are longer and are just what you need w/o any added hype. They do what the hoses the factory installed did for all those years. Stop the truck and feel just fine. When I ordered the ORD 'kit' I found the rear hose was wrong and not usable. It comes with the wrong ends. Maybe they got that right by now, but I've seen others post having the same issue here.

* That's the year I am used to asking for... any mid-70s C20 will fit. I use '75 because that's what year Vette HEI plug wires I always ask for. They think I have a whole bunch of vehicles
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Old 05-23-2019, 11:09 AM   #4
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Re: exstended front brake lines

I ran into this same problem with my 70 k2500. I was looking all over for some lines that would have the extra length but found nothing that wasn't outrageously expensive. I resorted to taking a small hard brake line and routing it from the splitter block, through the frame rail, and attached to a small metal bracket I welded to the frame. This gave me an extra 4-5 inches so now I can go through the whole range of motion without pulling at the hose.
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Old 05-23-2019, 11:32 AM   #5
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Re: exstended front brake lines

Be aware if you get braided steel lines some of them use AN fittings. From my experience it can pretty tough to get it hooked up on the weekend, adapting from NPT to AN is not usually something any parts place can help with.

I've used the c10/20 lines many times on lifted 4x4s, works great. They are so long because they are routed along the lower control arm in the factory application.
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Re: exstended front brake lines

thanks all for the info.. i`ll let you know how it works out.
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Old 05-23-2019, 10:24 PM   #7
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Re: exstended front brake lines

My 71 K1500 has only a 2" tuff country spring lift (I think it's closer to 4"), and my stock front hoses were to short. I took my stock front hose to Indianapolis Spring Co. and they made me 2 new ones right to the length I requested. The brass fitting wasn't exactly like the original but it works just fine. Little pricey, but I was trying to keep original look if possible.
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