Help! Rubicon Axle Swap into Sport - WTF front Brake lines

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hey all.

Installing Rubicon axles in my Sport S. everything is going smoothly except front sport brake lines don't look like they are going to fit on the new rubi break. I've looked around for something to buy and cant find. how did you guys solve this?

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I believe rubi’s and Sahara’s May have bigger breaks. Not much help, but that may be your issue.
 
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I believe rubi’s and Sahara’s May have bigger breaks. Not much help, but that may be your issue.
They sure do. It seems like some guys have been able to make the brake hoses work tho, that’s the fix I’m looking for.
 

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Yes, the front brake hoses for he Rubicon are different than the sport. I ran into this issue during my swap but luckily the axles came with the Rubicon hoses so I was able to swap at the frame (which was a hassle also though). I suppose you could bend things to make the stock ones fit, but I didn't spend any time evaluating that. Here's a quick video I had done.

Just don't nag me about the shakiness or quality of my video - I'm not an "influencer" and did not get paid to do the swap. And heaven know you don't want to see me in a belly shirt :)

 
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Yes, the front brake hoses for he Rubicon are different than the sport. I ran into this issue during my swap but luckily the axles came with the Rubicon hoses so I was able to swap at the frame (which was a hassle also though). I suppose you could bend things to make the stock ones fit, but I didn't spend any time evaluating that. Here's a quick video I had done.

Just don't nag me about the shakiness or quality of my video - I'm not an "influencer" and did not get paid to do the swap. And heaven know you don't want to see me in a belly shirt :)

you rock man! thanks for the help!!
 

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I watched this video of Teraflex big brake kit install. 7 minutes in they talk about just bending the lines. This is what I did on mine with no issues.

 
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I watched this video of Teraflex big brake kit install. 7 minutes in they talk about just bending the lines. This is what I did on mine with no issues.

holy crap! I dont know I could bend it with out totally f'n it up! you saved my day man. thank you! I owe you a beer if your in the SoCals area some time.
 

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