jeepcoma Posted September 20, 2011 Share Posted September 20, 2011 Brake lines are starting to look scary so the next big project I'm going to tackle is a completely new braking system. I've been doing some searching through the forum but wanted to start a thread to collect my own info and notes and ask questions, maybe it will help others who are doing the same. OK so here's the plan, strip out the existing stuff and start from scratch! My height sensing valve still works but has seen better days, BUT I would like to keep a functioning system for those days that I put the MT springs to work and have a heavy load. I'm thinking the best way is with a remote bias adjuster in the cabin so I can just turn a knob and set it. Has anyone done this or have recommended parts? Not sure of everything I'd need to get, but will probably try to figure this out. While I'm at it and doing all the custom plumbing, I'd like to do the dual diaphragm upgrade. From what I've read, I can just order a new booster and MC for a '99 XJ, and it's a direct swap? Something like this: Any recommendations on brand? When it comes to brakes, I don't want to cheap out, so spending a few extra bucks for a new unit vs pulling something from a junkyard isn't a big deal. $50 for a new MC and $75 for a reman booster seems pretty good. Next up is brake line. I was going to go with stainless but have read a lot about how difficult it is to do properly, problems with work hardening the end if you cut it with a regular pipe cutter, harder to bend and form, harder to flare cleanly. I came across this stuff called Cunifer that's supposed to be very good, easier to work with than stainless but also rust proof. Anyone use it before? I'm also not sure yet how much I need to get, but a kit like thiswith both sizes of line and various fittings seems pretty good. My research has ended here for now though, I need to figure out plumbing and what sizes go where. I think that kit should give me plenty of line to work with and have plenty left over for the next job. I also got some new tools to do the job right :banana: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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