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Up next for this guy will likely be some stainless brake hoses. Nothing I'm doing until spring gets here, but I did buy a set of Goodridge hoses. Anyone have these? Any tips or tricks for installation?
5 piece set? Have seriously considered those after installing them on my wife's Maxima.
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Up next for this guy will likely be some stainless brake hoses. Nothing I'm doing until spring gets here, but I did buy a set of Goodridge hoses. Anyone have these? Any tips or tricks for installation?
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5 piece set? Have seriously considered those after installing them on my wife's Maxima.
If I had to do it all over again knowing what I know now after the "classic tube fiasco" I would have definately went with the Goodridge hoses.They have a simple round banjo fitting that bolts up at any angle and are all hose from the banjo to the frame fitting. Just make sure you use some kind of tubing clamp in the original steel line clamp location to keep them away from the spring in turns. You'll see what I mean when you pull the front hoses. Now for the bummer part. If you're looking for more than looks out of these things you're gonna be dissapointed because they never made a noticeable difference in braking. So I'm gonna amend my earlier statement. Knowing what I know now I would have just let the stock hoses on there. I threw a lot of money at my brake system trying to make it stop as good as it went but I was just pissin' in the wind. When it comes to '03-'04 WJ brakes you just can't polish a turd. They changed the master cyl in the later years because the soccer moms didn't like a firm brake pedal. Same bitches that wont let our sunroofs open the whole way 'cause they're too dumb to crack a window when its open. I don't like soccer moms. They should have stuck with minivans If I still had the dub my final effort was going to be trying to mount up a '99 booster and master cyl because the early brakes were way better. Our 99 had a lot firmer pedal and stopped on a dime and it was still a Teves vehicle with good quality rotors.
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If I had to do it all over again knowing what I know now after the "classic tube fiasco" I would have definately went with the Goodridge hoses.They have a simple round banjo fitting that bolts up at any angle and are all hose from the banjo to the frame fitting. Just make sure you use some kind of tubing clamp in the original steel line clamp location to keep them away from the spring in turns. You'll see what I mean when you pull the front hoses. Now for the bummer part. If you're looking for more than looks out of these things you're gonna be dissapointed because they never made a noticeable difference in braking. So I'm gonna amend my earlier statement. Knowing what I know now I would have just let the stock hoses on there. I threw a lot of money at my brake system trying to make it stop as good as it went but I was just pissin' in the wind. When it comes to '03-'04 WJ brakes you just can't polish a turd. They changed the master cyl in the later years because the soccer moms didn't like a firm brake pedal. Same bitches that wont let our sunroofs open the whole way 'cause they're too dumb to crack a window when its open. I don't like soccer moms. They should have stuck with minivans If I still had the dub my final effort was going to be trying to mount up a '99 booster and master cyl because the early brakes were way better. Our 99 had a lot firmer pedal and stopped on a dime and it was still a Teves vehicle with good quality rotors.
On my 99 i did the brake swap made the brakes 100x better imho. Plus way better caliper design.
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5 piece set? Have seriously considered those after installing them on my wife's Maxima.
4 piece....I didn't realize until after I ordered that there is a 5th hose. Where is this mysterious 5th hose?
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If I had to do it all over again knowing what I know now after the "classic tube fiasco" I would have definately went with the Goodridge hoses.They have a simple round banjo fitting that bolts up at any angle and are all hose from the banjo to the frame fitting. Just make sure you use some kind of tubing clamp in the original steel line clamp location to keep them away from the spring in turns. You'll see what I mean when you pull the front hoses. Now for the bummer part. If you're looking for more than looks out of these things you're gonna be dissapointed because they never made a noticeable difference in braking. So I'm gonna amend my earlier statement. Knowing what I know now I would have just let the stock hoses on there. I threw a lot of money at my brake system trying to make it stop as good as it went but I was just pissin' in the wind. When it comes to '03-'04 WJ brakes you just can't polish a turd. They changed the master cyl in the later years because the soccer moms didn't like a firm brake pedal. Same bitches that wont let our sunroofs open the whole way 'cause they're too dumb to crack a window when its open. I don't like soccer moms. They should have stuck with minivans If I still had the dub my final effort was going to be trying to mount up a '99 booster and master cyl because the early brakes were way better. Our 99 had a lot firmer pedal and stopped on a dime and it was still a Teves vehicle with good quality rotors.
I had some success in doing this type of brake line upgrade on my TJ and XJ. I can't say I'm necessarily disappointed with the braking ability of the WJ (maybe I've just gotten used to it), I just have been going through calipers like water in the last 2 years and want to eliminate old, brittle rubber hoses from the equation permanently. I'm probably on my 3rd set of front calipers (napa premiers with the lifetime warranty).

I can picture what you're talking about with the hoses not playing nice with the spring. I've got some stainless hose clamps with rubber sleeves on the shelf to help with that problem. Short of that, these are straight bolt-ons, correct? I'm not going to have to be flaring tubing or adding new fittings, right?
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Hey bro how's it hangin'? The 5th hose is the one on the rear a arm you replaced. Goodridge doesn't make it. It's a Classic Tube only item. As far as what you're gettin' into,where you live bro I'd be prepared for the worst. I guarantee you'll twist at least one fitting off trying to break the old lines loose.Take a good long look under there this spring bro. You're probably gonna want to change out some hard lines. After I did my survey I got scared and changed everything
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Hey bro how's it hangin'? The 5th hose is the one on the rear a arm you replaced. Goodridge doesn't make it. It's a Classic Tube only item. As far as what you're gettin' into,where you live bro I'd be prepared for the worst. I guarantee you'll twist at least one fitting off trying to break the old lines loose.Take a good long look under there this spring bro. You're probably gonna want to change out some hard lines. After I did my survey I got scared and changed everything
Oh, it's not hangin' too loose buddy. When it's -13 out, they hug pretty tight.

Ahhh...I forgot all about that one. I'll have to source one from Classic I guess, or see if there are any options in the "custom" department. Summit may have some generic stuff stainless flex I could use to cobble up a line. Thanks for the heads up. I painted just about everything under there, paying extra-close attention to the inside of the "frame" where those lines run trying to avoid rust, but paint doesn't solve everything. I'll take a real close look, soak with PB, and GENTLY try fittings. If it looks like I'm going to potentially break something, I may have all new lines priced. Last I remember, mine were in very good shape, but this winter has been friggin brutal so that might no longer be the case.

What's up with you? Any garage/shed projects going on? I've been chipping away at some garage-mahal upgrades to try to keep from going stir-crazy this winter. Ran some outlets, added some lighting controls, prepping for a potential corrugated steel ceiling project....
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Because things always happen at the WORST possible time, and my WJ's got 116k now, I decided to do some preventative replacements. New starter, crankshaft position sensor and camshaft position sensor. The crankshaft position sensor is basically right on top of the starter, so while the starter is out, you might as well do it.

Damn you,damn you,damn you and your preventative maintenance crap you Ohio jinx This pretty easy job really totally sucks at -12 this morning



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Damn you,damn you,damn you and your preventative maintenance crap you Ohio jinx This pretty easy job really totally sucks at -12 this morning



DUDE!!!!!!!! This morning was BRUTAL! -23 on my ride to work. Funny thing...my Jeep started right up. HAAHHAHAHHA.

I wouldn't wish that on anyone. Working on cars in the winter is just downright unpleasant.
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