Originally Posted by JWA
Well that's a good question but I didn't have the lift issue to deal with either. My first thought is its better to the flexible brake line ends keyed as they exist stock to keep the lines from being pinched or otherwise affected by the caliper's movement while driving.
If the shock mount hole were more round with only the C-clip holding the flex line in place I'd be slightly concerned it could get caught in some part of the suspension. Keep in mind I only deal with 2WD completely stock E-Series so don't really have any experience with lifts, etc
If you have the luxury of time look into having a custom line built to suit your installation. You could also speak with Weld-Tech on how they'd deal with this---I'm sure they've seen this sort of thing before.
Tried the old ones and they're almost there, but still to short at full lock.
Since I need custom hoses, Ill just make an attempt to get SS braided ones, I'll report back the install process and contacts once I figure it out.
In the meantime, does anyone has any recommendation to get SS lines?
Looking in the forum I found:
- Ujoint makes SS hoses. I don't know if they will be compatible with my setup. I don't see why not since the weltech setup it is almost stock (aside from the extra 6"), the only thing I need is some extra hose length.
- I found a post where someone suggested the off road warehouse site, they seem to have "generic" lines. IDK if is the best route.
- I found https://klmperformance.com/
They have stuff for F350 and say they'll do custom.
I'll call weldtech tomorrow and see if they have any info. to point me in the right direction.