By Jim Oaks

After breaking an aftermarket braided brake line I took it to a local Autozone parts store to find a temporary replacement.  The guy at the counter took the line and actually pieced two (2) lines together to create a 24-inch rubber brake hose.

The first photo below shows the two individual hoses.  The second photo shows the two hoses connected next to the old aftermarket braided hose.

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(Photo by ‘crawlin91’)

The new lines shown are ‘Brakeware’ that I bought from Autozone.  Their part numbers are listed below along with a cross reference to other manufacturers part numbers.

You need (2) hoses from each list below to assemble and make (2) complete brake hoses:

Manufacturer Part #   Manufacturer   Part#
Brakeware 77226 + Brakeware 88291
Wagner   F106887 + Wagner F43757
Bendix 77226 + Bendix  88291
Raybestos BH3684 +  Raybestos BH36593

So, the 77226 gets connected to the 88291 to form (1) hose. Repeat for the other side.

The #77226 cost me $10.00 and the #88291 cost $9.00.  At that rate it costs around $40.00 to do both sides.  The positive note would be that you could get the hoses from any parts store and could only have to replace 1/2 the line if you broke one instead of having to buy a new set from a suspension manufacturer.

Better Option (Because we always look for a better way):

Submitted by Bob:

These hoses are 26″ long:


Manufacturer Part # Manufacturer Part #
Brakeware 70053 Brakeware 70054
Raybestos BH38622 Raybestos BH38623
Wagner BH120541 Wagner BH120542


There are (2) numbers because there is a right and left side. Unlike the hoses above, these do not have to be pieced together.

Get the right and left brake line for a 1995 Chevrolet Truck K2500 3/4ton Sub 4WD 7.4L TBI 8cyl.

Rock Auto lists these hoses fitting:


CHEVROLET K2500 PICKUP (1989 – 1995)
CHEVROLET K2500 SUBURBAN (1992 – 1995)
CHEVROLET K3500 PICKUP (1988 – 1995)
GMC K2500 PICKUP (1989 – 1995)
GMC K2500 SUBURBAN (1992 – 1995)
GMC K3500 (1988 – 1995)


Brakeware 70053

Brakeware 70054

(Photo by ’89PBR86′)


The 1983-1988 Ford Ranger, and 1989-1994 Ford Ranger without ABS uses a drivers side T-block to divide the brake line. You’ll need to get a T-fitting for a 3/16 inch brake line with two female and one male connections.

Submitted By brendank69:

The extension line is 13″ long. A stock 1991 F-350 line is 21.5″ long. Once pieces together, the line is roughly 34″ long. The F-350 and ranger lines use the same thread and mount to the caliper in the same way. It would be helpful if someone could also provide the length of a stock ranger line.

Since the rear brakes are also fed by a 3/16″ brake line, the same extension line can be used to lengthen the rear line. I used this method, and I have enough brake line to support 6″ skyjacker leafs and Belltech shackles with quite a bit of length to spare.

I found that the article was really helpful, but it would have saved me time if I had known some of the lengths of different lines before I went to the parts store. The more that readers know, the easier it is to piece the appropriate lines together to make something that fits your application


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