I have 2001 XJ with a Zone Offroad 3" lift (awesome products!).
Noticed during install that the rear rubber brake line that runs from the axle to the frame mount would stretch under rear end flex.
I ordered a replacement YJ rear brake hose which is a few inches longer.
Inspecting the metal tube that runs from the engine to the rear end, it is badly corroded at the rear end bracket. I imagine this thing will crack and spew brake fluid when I start turning a wrench on it.
So, as a preemptive strike I may just replace the line altogether with this.
1) How hard is it to custom form this type of tube to the frame replacing the OEM one?
2) I can rent the tools (flare, bleeder, etc.), how hard is this project (I am no mechanic)?
3) Is it easier to just cut the corroded tube portion off and install a short extension piece at the rear end bracket?