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while i was looking through all the suspension packages on AC's website, i came up with some questions that hopefully you guys can answer for me.

1 - are the extended brake lines for the rear necessary or just a safety precaution?

2 - are the extended shocks necessary or just extra protect for travel?

3 - and finally, if i do springs on the front, are different struts required as well b/c some of the packages only come with springs for the front?

thanks for any and all help guys.
 

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Here is what I have gathered, though if I am wrong I am sure other members will help out and correct me:

1. The brake lines are needed when you have a 2.5"-3" lift on the rear, which is both a Shackle and Leaf Spring lift. Having done them myself and seen how short they are with a lift, it should be considered a need considering how important of an aspect of your car brakes are.

2. The extended shocks are also for when you have a lift back there (assuming you were still talking about the rear), either shackles or leafs, or both. The stock shocks do not have as long of travel, and when a lift is placed back there you increase the length the rear shock sits at, so the after market is longer keeps you from losing travel with a lift.

3. Don't know. :( Did the radflo coilovers with the Total Chaos control arms myself.

AND TIME FOR CORRECTIONS EVERYONE:
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1. Rear brake lines are needed if you want full travel out of your rear lift.

2. To get full travel you need new rear shocks as once you lift it (shackle or AAL) you travel limit is the extended length of the rear shocks.

Basically, if you lift the rear and keep the stock rear shocks, you do not need the extended brake lines. If you lift it and do get new extended travel rear shocks, you will want to replace the rear brake lines as the stock ones would reach their limit and break if you flex the rear.

3. You can use the AC coils on the stock shocks. You can also get aftermarket shocks.
 
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