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How do you guys keep your extended Brake lines from rubbing the tires?

I just picked up a 2017 Rubicon with a lift (donít know which). It has extended length stainless brake lines, but I noticed this morning while crawling around under it that the rear lines are chafing against the tires a tiny bit. It looks like I can just zip tie them to the rear sway bar, but Iím curious how others deal with this issue...

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I had that issue on the front of my TJ when I went to the MC 6pak shocks.... I had to use really, really long front lines. Finally what I did was I removed the caliper and basically put a single twist in the line so that it coiled inward. Then for added protection (probably didn't need it) I covered the line with that self sealing/adhering silicone tape (called tommy tape but there are many brands). Can't say I ever had an issue after that and the tape never showed signs of wear.

Now my case was rather unusual and I had 14" of travel in the front. Before that, with my long arm and regular long travel shocks, I never had this issue.
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Just twist the line a bit as sweetpee said, mine looks like this, I splitted a 3/8" vacuum hose where it rubs against the swaybar bracket, I'm sure if I play a bit more with it I could avoid that too
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Thanks guys. I can see where the PO did the same thing - twisted the line away from the wheel and also put fuel hose on as a chafing guard, but it still bugs me... I think I'm going to zip tie it with something small that can break easily if the extra length is needed. That way for daily driving, I'm not risking rubbing the lines against the backs of the tires.

You can kinda see what I'm talking about here:


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I've seen some people use a spring to keep the brake line out of harms way. I managed to break an extended front brake line on a silly little obstacle in Moab a couple of years ago - I still have no idea how that happened but I always carry spare lines and a couple of quarts of brake fluid. I was back on the trail in about 20 minutes.
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I've seen some people use a spring to keep the brake line out of harms way. I managed to break an extended front brake line on a silly little obstacle in Moab a couple of years ago - I still have no idea how that happened but I always carry spare lines and a couple of quarts of brake fluid. I was back on the trail in about 20 minutes.


Thatís a great idea. Those brake lines look vulnerable.


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How do you guys keep your extended Brake lines from rubbing the tires?



Youíre talking about these?

https://teraflex.com/shop_items/5907...hicle=Jeep+SUV

Look like a good idea. Is there something similar for the tests?


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Youíre talking about these?

https://teraflex.com/shop_items/5907...hicle=Jeep+SUV

Look like a good idea. Is there something similar for the tests?
For some reason I can't edit my previous post. I meant to say "Rears". Would the same thing work for the rears, as I have some contact being made there as well. but the Terraflex info and install video only shows installation for the front...

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I believe they make them for the front because of the movement/rotation of the rotor in relation to the axle, whereas the rear doesn't have that issue.

If you're rubbing in the rear maybe these could be used to control them.
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