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Brake line routing

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by 1977/85scottspecial, Nov 6, 2003.

  1. 1977/85scottspecial

    1977/85scottspecial Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 60

    Hi, I made this up a little while ago and was just wondering if it will work. I have rear discs so thats why it has some flexline on the outer part in the rear. I know there is probably an easier way but I just wanted to do something a little different since I am redoing the whole truck. Thanks, Alex

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  2. Alan

    Alan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,393

    I would run the 1/4" into the tee and come off that with the 3/16. As drawn there is no benefit to running the larger line to the rear and then choking it down before you split it to each side. Use a 1/4" tee and reduce for each side line. It may be possible to get a tee with one side 1/4 and the other two 3/16.
     
  3. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Alan's right.

    I'd also add in an adjustable rear proportioning valve so you can "fine tune" the rear disks.
     
  4. 1977/85scottspecial

    1977/85scottspecial Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 60

    Thanks guys, Would something like this work?
     
  5. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Yep,that's exactly what you want.
     
  6. 1977/85scottspecial

    1977/85scottspecial Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 60

    So that would splice into the 1/4" line before it got to the flex line going to the rear end right?
     
  7. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Yes.

    You can put it in the cab,where you can tinker with it,or under the hood,and leave it alone once it's set up.
     
  8. 1977/85scottspecial

    1977/85scottspecial Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 60

    That was my next question. I was thinking about putting it in the cab for adjustments. Thanks wyldman.