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Will I need longer brake lines for 2" Body Lift and 2" Suspension lift?

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11 Jun 2019 23:39 #209864 by Jim Jim
Hi Mates,

Been busy working on prepping my Jimny for paint job, was not on the forums lately.

I ordered spacers for a 2" Body Lift and about to order 2" spring spacers as a temporary suspension lift until I decide on springs, shocks etc.
I intend on changing the brake hoses, wanted to know if I will need the 2" extended ones from Jimny Bits for example.

I see some guys say do and some said not necessary, as Indicated I wanted to go with stainless steel braided lines anyway but needed your input on getting the longer ones.

Cheers and thanks Mates.

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12 Jun 2019 04:08 #209868 by Lambert
Definitely. Effectively you are moving the mount points 4 inches further apart. Are you looking at damper relocation too if you are using spring spacers?

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12 Jun 2019 10:39 #209870 by Jim Jim
Hi Lambert, I will purchase longer dampers. So I have to get 2" longer brake lines as well.

Thanks.

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12 Jun 2019 11:07 #209871 by Lambert
You need to match the brake lines to the lift, especially if you are considering removing the front anti roll bar as it will allow the front axle to move even further on full droop. The last thing you want is to have a brake line ripped off because it was too short.

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12 Jun 2019 11:14 #209872 by Jim Jim
I will not remove any of the ARB's
I wont be doing any extreme offroading with the Jimny, I will do that with my Defender when its completed. :)

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12 Jun 2019 11:28 #209874 by Lambert
Ok. But that then begs the question why bother with the body lift on the Jimny and even the lift? I'm not saying don't do it because it is your car and your choice, it just seems a lot of work if you have another off road car?

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12 Jun 2019 11:33 - 12 Jun 2019 11:35 #209875 by Jim Jim
The Defender will take some time to complete, so needed another practical 4x4 to run around with.

We are also prone to hurricanes here and I am the owner of an Amateur radio Station which is part of our emergency response preparedness team. I am lifting the Jimny in case of flooding etc., will be equipped with emergency communication radio gear and GPS tracking.
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12 Jun 2019 11:38 #209877 by Jim Jim
Also not a lot of work for me too Lambert, I love cars, working on them and used to have a Euro Performance garage.

If the teflon was cheaper here I would have actually machined my own spacers, both the body and spring lift types. I have a lathe here and a milling machine, love making stuff too :)

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12 Jun 2019 11:40 #209878 by Lambert
Ah. Good erstwhile reason. Just be aware that it can get very expensive once you get into serious modifications. Hurricanes don't sound fun. Be careful out there!

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12 Jun 2019 11:47 #209879 by Jim Jim
This was my garage in Canada which I closed in 2014 to move back to the tropics..

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12 Jun 2019 11:50 #209880 by Jim Jim
Its expensive there, can you imagine how expensive it is here where taxes on automotive stuff is 60% on the both the cost of the parts and shipping combined.

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12 Jun 2019 12:00 #209881 by Jim Jim
The 1300 seems fairly ok for now, speed limits here are 80 KPH on the highway, most do 100-110KPH.

I was toying with the idea of doing a Toyota twin cam engine swap for a bit more torque for towing a small trailer.
If I cant find a half decent engine, I will more than likely go with the Baleno 1600 swap later.
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