The GBody Blazer brake upgrade question

Rt Jam

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YMMV then, it appears some have had success with the stock one and some haven’t. I’ve heard others say the stock bracket worked too. I tried it with the stock and found that it didn’t put the brake line in a good spot without risk of it binding or getting smashed. Perhaps it’s because I have AM brake lines.

I too tried both Blazer bracket and G body brackets. The some do some don't comes down to how much hose tension or folding are you going to put up with.

One this I noticed is most have the stock coil spring in the car. So with the car on stands or a few years on the road at ride height. Sweep the wheel left and right and decide if the hose is happy.
Since I have coil overs. I disconnected the springs and swept the wheel from full left to full right A N D repeated this with the suspension fully compressed. I admit, it may be a rare scenario that a car will be at compression and full steer at the same time. I am here to report both brake line set ups will not satisfy under both conditions at all ride heights.

I was truly hoping the stock set up work satisfy me. I prepped the brackets before installation and bought all new brake lines, only to throw them in the garbage after not being satisfied with their position at full lock.

 

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Longroof79

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Bravadas came standard with all wheel drive which is basically a 4 wheel drive vehicle.As such, you can't use Bravada parts.
Thanks for clearing that up, I wasn't aware of the Bravadas being only 4WD or AWD.
 
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Clone TIE Pilot

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I read over on an Olds forum that 1986 Corvette front brake hoses work well with Blazer brake swaps.

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57 Handyman

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Basically,now that I've been able to resolve wheel and rim clearance issues, there are two remaining issues regarding the front blazer brake upgrade: (1) which hose brackets to use Blazer or El Camino brackets and (2) overall hose length between bracket and caliper. I appreciate the tip to try an 86 Corvette hose.
 

1KWIKSIX

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Basically,now that I've been able to resolve wheel and rim clearance issues, there are two remaining issues regarding the front blazer brake upgrade: (1) which hose brackets to use Blazer or El Camino brackets and (2) overall hose length between bracket and caliper. I appreciate the tip to try an 86 Corvette hose.
Blazer brake hose brackets rubbed tires near full steering lock so removed for factory G body brake hose brackets which work perfectly
 

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