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Old 04-19-2019, 12:25 PM
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I just replaced the brake lines on my 1954 ******, I spent $100 at Kaiser ****** and got a complete set lines, hoses and brackets.
Now I need to replace the lines on my 1992 Sport Cherokee XJ. I spent hours on line searching and I can not find anyone who sells a pre formed kit.
I can find them for 1995-2001 but not for my older 1992. The local brake center wants $900 to do the work. Has anyone ever bought a kit for a 1992? Where?
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Old 04-19-2019, 12:56 PM
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It doesn't take much to make your own brake lines. A flair tool and tube cutter along with a tape measure is all you need. Definitely don't pay $900 if you can't find them.
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Do your own and use the copper/nickel tubing.
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Originally Posted by 00t444e View Post
Do your own and use the copper/nickel tubing.
Yep yep yep yep and YES! Cupro-Nickel is much more corrosion resistant than stainless steel, and a dream to work with. Easier than regular steel, by a good margin. (Stainless is a royal pain!)


Bending is easy, even with El Cheapo bending tools from the local autoparts stores like Advanced, Autozone, PepBoys, or even Amazon. If you are at all handy, you can do this very easily and get excellent results.

If flaring has you scared, drop some serious money on a MasterCool flaring kit, and do it right. I have one, and it makes getting perfect flares a breeze. They offer quite a few different kits, so make sure you get one that has the dies YOU need. And did I mention that they are a breeze to use?

Then, maybe sell it for half price, if you think you won't use it again. That's still FAR cheaper than a ridiculous nine hundred bucks.
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Agree with everybody else.
Make your own.
Use the Cupro-Nickel stuff.
Doing the passenger side front with a premade line is going to be a nightmare IMO.
If the engine was out then OK. In my '96 I used to own did it in 2 sections with a coupler.
If it is the flaring part that scares you like BlueRidgeMark said buy this.

https://www.amazon.com/OEMTOOLS-24364-Line-Flaring-Tool/dp/B01DO9142G/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_263_lp_t_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=VCYCBY3HJB399BYJE7G1 https://www.amazon.com/OEMTOOLS-24364-Line-Flaring-Tool/dp/B01DO9142G/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_263_lp_t_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=VCYCBY3HJB399BYJE7G1

I own the Napa Service tool version of this. Will only do 3/16" line but that should be what your Jeep is.
This tool is literally foolproof.
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That looks pretty cool, Ralph. Functionally, it looks like a stripped down version of the Mastercool approach. Much better than the usual cone-shaped flaring tools that are commonly sold.
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Originally Posted by BlueRidgeMark View Post
That looks pretty cool, Ralph. Functionally, it looks like a stripped down version of the Master cool approach. Much better than the usual cone-shaped flaring tools that are commonly sold.
You have no idea how good that works. Also when repairing a line you can use it on the car if you have want to splice in a piece.
After I bought that through Napa, was about $25 with my discount, I came across this:

https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/SER165C

I think with my discount it would have ran me about $65. Had I known it existed I would have just said screw it and bought the kit.
Even though I know I would not have gotten much use, if any, besides 3/16"s out of it.
The one thing I do wonder about is it handling steel line. I think it would be OK but......
Since I refuse to use anything but the Cupro-Nickel stuff it will be fine for me.
Seeing how that stuff is softer and flares like a dream.
To be frank I never flared a line in my life until I bought the '00.
With that tool I flared lines like a pro. LOL.



I know everybody says that using the traditional tool is a piece of cake.
But to be frank that whole deal looks awkward. Thinking when in the vise you have to have it just so etc.
On the '96 when I did the passenger side front just used premade.
And until they started using that chlorine crap on the roads here you never really needed to.
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Oh, thanks a lot, Ralph! A few years after I drop $300 on the MasterCool tool you have to go and post that and make me look like a fool!




Nice. Not as many dies as the MasterCool, but will probably do everything most of us would ever want.
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Originally Posted by BlueRidgeMark View Post
Oh, thanks a lot, Ralph! A few years after I drop $300 on the MasterCool tool you have to go and post that and make me look like a fool!




Nice. Not as many dies as the MasterCool, but will probably do everything most of us would ever want.
LOL.
Yeah but I Googled it when you posted about it. That looks like a quality setup.
Besides how do you think I feel?
$40 more and I could do more and even comes with the little tube cutter I had to buy separately.
And a nice case on top of that. LOL.
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