Brakes Brake line kit fitment

Shawneebear93

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Any V8 swap guys know if the brake lines/kits for a 5.0L fit a 2.3L? I've done some searching but can't find much. Also can't find many places that sell brake lines for a 2.3.
I know they were routed differently on a 5.0 to accommodate dual exhaust but I'm not sure if there are any other differences; or if putting a kit for a 5.0L on will cause some other routing issue on a 2.3L.
I'm finally getting around to fixing the car up, yesterday was a good day and then I blew a rear brake line backing out of the garage!
 
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KRUISR

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I am pretty sure the lines themselves are the same (no need for size differences). The routing differences, if any, will be inconsequential.

Do you have issues with your current lines?
 

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As far as I know, the only difference is the line that runs from the firewall union on the pass side to the rear. The routing is different to account for the 5.0's exhaust. The 2.3's rear also has the flex line in a different position than the 5.0. That means if you install the 5.0 line to the back of the car, you need to install the mount for the flex line, as well as replace the lines on the axle to reposition the connection point.

Which line do you need to replace? On the axle? If so, they are different
 

Shawneebear93

10 Year Member
As far as I know, the only difference is the line that runs from the firewall union on the pass side to the rear. The routing is different to account for the 5.0's exhaust. The 2.3's rear also has the flex line in a different position than the 5.0. That means if you install the 5.0 line to the back of the car, you need to install the mount for the flex line, as well as replace the lines on the axle to reposition the connection point.

Which line do you need to replace? On the axle? If so, they are different
It was dripping in front of the axle on the passenger side. I haven't gotten it up in the air to slide under and see just where it is leaking from yet.
What I had found searching the internet is in line with what you said regarding the passenger side being slightly different due to the exhaust.
Thank you for your input!