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Rear brake hose too short?
#1
I installed the 5 leaf-leaf springs in my car, and now when I jack the rear of my car up that rubber hose looks like it is stretched to it's max!! Anybody else run into this? How did you fix it? Thanks!!
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#2
The limiting factor is usually the shock absorbers. Did you replace them with longer than stock shocks? Using the brake hose for a limit strap will result in failure. You'll need to either replace the hose with a longer one, it's possible the hose is incorrect, too.

You can always do like the off-roaders, add limiting straps to the rear axle to limit the downward travel of the axle. Smile



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#3
I just used the Koni Gas-a-just shocks from CJ's. I will take another look, it's just that the last time I had it up it looked like it was really reaching. Thanks for the info.
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#4
I ran into the same issue on one of my cars years back and ended up using a hose from a 70-71 Torino.


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