Braided Stainless Steel Brake Hoses
We recommend braided stainless steel brake hoses to everyone. Here’s why:
- Braided stainless steel hoses are more resistant to damage from rocks, tree branches, etc. you may encounter off-road
- Braided stainless steel hoses improve pedal feel and brake response
- Braided stainless steel hoses last much longer than conventional rubber
This kit includes two (2) braided stainless steel brake hoses 18″ in length.
This product is a pair of D.O.T. approved stainless steel braided brake hoses, with attached fittings for connecting to calipers and hard lines. These brake hoses are 18″ in length.
Special Note For Anyone Performing A Solid Axle Swap
If you’re swapping a solid axle onto a vehicle that previously had an independent suspension, you may find that an 18″ brake hose isn’t long enough to connect your calipers to the brake line on the frame of the vehicle. Instead of looking for an even longer brake hose than 18″, we strongly recommend that you re-route the front brake hard lines so they are mounted similarly to those on the rear axle.
We do not recommend using a very long 24″ brake hose to connect from the stock ifs hard brake line location to the caliper. This is because:
- At full droop, the brake line may act like a limiting strap
- At standard ride height, there is enough slack for the line to catch on a tire lug
Instead of extra long brake hoses, we recommend:
- Connect the brake hoses to a hard brake line mounted on the axle
- Connect the brake line on the axle to the vehicle at the axle center point
Connecting each brake hose to a hard line on the axle is the best way to ensure brake hoses do not get pinched or caught in the suspension system. The, connect the hard brake line on the axle to the vehicle at the axle center point (or thereabouts). This way, the hose between the axle and your vehicle’s brake system will be as short as possible, and it will be clear of a lot of the potential pinch points.
12 Inches, 18 Inches, 24 Inches