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Old 07-22-2015, 05:39 PM   #1
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Default Brake line flare type & fitting required for rear lines.

Im replacing the entire rigid line from the valve below the MC to both of the new cylinders on both rear wheels. Keep in mind I also installed a new rear flex line.

My question is what type of flare will i require to make and what size fitting do I require at the following points...

- attachment point on valve below MC.
- attachment point on top of rear flex line.
- attachment points on the split block below flex line.
- attachment point on the cylinders at the wheel.

Thank you for your help in advance.

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All the flares are standard Double flares. You will need a special tool make them. Why not just preflared line the correct length? Use a tubing bender to bend them.
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All the flares are standard Double flares. You will need a special tool make them. Why not just preflared line the correct length? Use a tubing bender to bend them.
I could but Im opting to have one line instead of numerous pre-made lines joined together by unions to connect the valve in front to the flex line in the rear.

I will use pre-made lines from the bottom of the rear flex to the wheel cylinders.

What coupling will i need? Im assuming the following...

- 5 male 3/8 couplings for the wheel cylnders (2) and top/bottom block on rear flex line (3).

The only one im not sure is the replacement for the valve under the MC, mine is rusted in one piece and needs to be replaced.

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Default Brake line flare type & fitting required for rear lines.

What type and size coupling is needed for the RIGHT DRIVER SIDE on the tee block of the rear flex line do I need?

I heard it was 1/4" vice 3/16" like the rest of them. Is that correct?

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Default Brake line flare type & fitting required for rear lines.

I'm not sure if you mean the drivers side or passenger side, but on mine, the passenger side used 3/16 and the drives side used 1/4.
Hope that helps.
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Default Brake line flare type & fitting required for rear lines.

Yup thats right!

I just finished the whole job 30 mins ago.

All new lines from the MC to the rear including new flex and cylinders.

All new sheos/drums and pads/cross drilled and slotted rotors in front.

Brakes on dime! Should be good for awhile.

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