XJ Extended Rear Brakeline
On the frame-side connection in the lower picture you can see a spring clip (arrow) that must be pulled out to remove the line. Don't lose that as it's all that holds the brakeline to the hardline.
There are two types of junctions commonly used; on the left is a Chrysler 8.25" axle and on the right is a Dana44.
The C8.25" vent pases through a hollow bolt that's used to hold the junction in place while on the D44, there's a separate vent hose. I had to add a small washer on top of the junction to hold it all in place as the bolt head was relatively small compared to the hole.
NOTE: If your Jeep is anything like mine, that lower connector on the axle is pretty well gunked up. Clean the area around it to keep gunk from falling into your axle tubes or clogging the hardlines. As I recall, I used an old toothbrush and some WD40 before wiping it down with a clean rag. The picture below is of the fitting two years and 50,000 miles after installation (and cleaning), it really picks up a lot of gunk in that time...
View from the rear looking up at the brakeline connector
Make sure you bleed the brakes when you're done, and enjoy the peace of mind afforded by that longer, more durable brakeline.
Modified May 1, 2005