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2500 hd all new brake lines

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by slimquinella, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. slimquinella

    slimquinella Member
    from maine
    Messages: 30

    yup today went to check out my brake light, need to replace all the brake lines lucky me, there goes 700 bucks
  2. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    Yep. Been there done that
  3. BlizzardBeater

    BlizzardBeater Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    Any chance you have the ability to do it yourself? If you are proficient in cutting and flaring brake lines it's a pretty simple job, just time consuming.
  4. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,525

    There not bad to do takes me about 4 or 5 hours to do them all. Usualy the bleeders on the calipers are junk too.

    SNOWANDICEMAN Senior Member
    Messages: 225

    I did mine with the stainless steel lines from inline tube.
  6. gmcdan

    gmcdan Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    when i do mine i put a coat of por 15 on them .
  7. Joe D

    Joe D Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    You can buy complete stainless line kits so it's just a bolt in job
  8. crazyboy

    crazyboy Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 370

    I'm going to have to do mine sooner than later, and these are what I'm going with. Price isn't unreasonable.
  9. slimquinella

    slimquinella Member
    from maine
    Messages: 30

    i got the copper plated nickel lines, It cost a bit for the brake job but i'd rather be with brakes then without brakes
  10. sledrider2005

    sledrider2005 Member
    Messages: 49

    where can i get a full s.s. brakeline kit for a 2500hd crew cab thanks
  11. mayhem

    mayhem PlowSite.com Addict
    from Peru MA
    Messages: 1,016

    One of my rear lines ruptured a few years ago and I had the rears done, cost me $800. Gotta do the fronts at some point.
  12. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,525

  13. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,525

    No need to do that if u use good brake line.
  14. mikelawtown

    mikelawtown Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 429

    I went out this morning with 26inches on the road and before i got out of driveway i lost a line. And lost alot of $$$
  15. shovelracer

    shovelracer Senior Member
    Messages: 525

    Look up Classic tube or Inline tube. I've done a 2500 hd a few times. Not worth the hassle to make them when you can buy perfect lines for basically a hundred or so more than cost. I use Classic. Great product but their communication stinks. Usually 1 week on Chevy. Best to call.
  16. Grambo170

    Grambo170 Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    I purchased my truck from a dealer in May 2012 truck in for service June 2012 brake line ruptured on dealer replaced line and all new calipers due to severe rusted in, 2nd brake line rupture July 2012 returned to dealer ask if needed replace all brake lines they only did the ruptured one. September 2012 had to do an emergency stop for oncoming police vehicle third brake line ruptured and hit vehicle in front of me, Luckily for me the other drive was in a real rush and didn't want to talk about it, says no damage and leaves. Back to dealer and what a discussion I had with the general manager,in the end all brake line in entire truck replaced. NO COST .....My truck is a 2006 silverado 2500HD crew cab.

    So everyone know you should go to the NTSHA web site and file your truck under complaints and keep all receipts of work done. Hopefully they will do a recall and maybe get some money back.
  17. shovelracer

    shovelracer Senior Member
    Messages: 525

    6-8 years is the range on east coast trucks. It should be made good practice to replace at 5 years from my experience.
  18. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

  19. hammerstein

    hammerstein Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    I just replaced the rear line on my 06 2500 with 19,000 miles. I also noticed a small fuel leak on the lines to the engine so I put those on also. I sprayed all lines with fluid film probably a little late but couldn't hurt. Taking the bed off made the rear line very easy. There is no reason that these should be leaking this soon.
  20. icudoucme

    icudoucme Senior Member
    Messages: 367

    What year and how many miles? Mine is a 04 2500hd and had 100,200. I replaced with SS. Fuel lines might need it in the neck few months