G Stop Braided Steel Brake Lines

Discussion in 'Maintenance' started by vwgtiturbo, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. vwgtiturbo

    vwgtiturbo Well-Known Member

    Referencing a conversation with @Bojangles yesterday (and not wanting to completely highjack the other thread), I started researching purchase of steel brake lines (among other things).

    I'm just wondering... is there harm in getting brake lines a bit longer than "normal"? I see that the G Stops are offered with extension options at 2 and 4 inches. I am debating an OME kit that supposedly will give 2 inches, so I planned to order the 2 inch extended lines. However, I may not do the lift kit immediately, so wanted to ask around to see if there was potential for some unseen consequences of running the longer lines unnecessarily. I don't expect any issues, but figured I'd ask in case I glossed over something...

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    The front can be stock length because you are lifting within the travel of the stock suspension. Basically you are raising to a higher point within the stock travel capabilities.

    What are you doing to list the rear? The OEM lines have enough for stock travel. I don't know if the OME shocks allow for more droop.
     
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  4. OP
    vwgtiturbo

    vwgtiturbo Well-Known Member

    The rear is supposed to be lifted a hair over two inches, replacing the stock leafs with a set of Dakars (the shocks are replaced with OME bits as well).
     
  5. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Well the limiting factors are the shocks and bump stops, not the leaf pack. Getting 2 inches longer won't harm anything without a lift. I'm that way now with custom lines.
     
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    vwgtiturbo

    vwgtiturbo Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the insight! I felt the need to gather other opinions, versus simply ordering and installing, only to find some issue I hadn't thought of.
     
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  7. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    If you’re looking to get “flexy” in the rear, you’re handy with a welder and good at geometry; 63” leafs from a Cheby truck are a great option. I personally haven’t put them on a Tacoma but lots of people have, there’s some good build threads out there to walk you through it. IIRC, 28” lines and 12” travel shocks were the magic #’s. Just food for thought. Lol
     
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    vwgtiturbo

    vwgtiturbo Well-Known Member

    My lord... That'd be interesting to see, but far beyond my capabilities/motivation for the time being! LOL
     

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