On lifts that are greater than 100mm, we strongly recommend a brake lines & locker lines kit for a couple of reasons:
- Stronger: These steel flex brake lines & locker
lines are stronger than the original equipment (OE) brake lines provide
a firmer pedal feel with easier braking power as a result of reduced
expansion in the brake lines. Many Viking customers comment on the
noticeable before and after improvement.
- Longer: These brake lines & locker lines are
suited to match changes to your truck's suspension that are intended for
a lift. Those upgrades include:
- If you have a G55, please e-mail us your VIN so that we can confirm whether your truck needs eight lines or ten lines.
Locker line lengths for W460s and W461s cannot be verified through
use of the VIN, so Viking cannot provide locker lines to accompany the
longer brake lines for those trucks. You will need to find a solution
to the locker lines if you lift your truck more than 1.5" (40mm). For
this reason lifting your W460 / W461 with the ORC-Eibach lift kit THOR
lift/leveling kit is a little more complicated to handle than lifting a
W463 with either of those lift kits. At the moment, Viking is unable to
assist you with resolving the locker line issue for a W460 / W461.
To determine which of these kits is appropriate for your vehicle
except for the G55 as noted above, see the chart below. Note the body
type of your vehicle. Then, if necessary, note the year and whether it
has drum or disc brakes. If you have a W463, also determine the number
of channels for your anti-lock brakes (ABS).
Some of this information may be available through a VIN checker like https://www.searchquarry.com/vin-decoder/,
but Viking cannot vouch for the accuracy of that information. For more
certainty, check with your vehicle manufacturer or user's manual for
help in determining what your vehicle has.
For W463s Only (Brake Lines & Locker Lines)
For W463 G-Class trucks with rear disc brakes and 4-Channel ABS (from
year 2001-present). Comes with 6 brake lines (2 front, 2 rear & 2 at
calipers) and 2 locker lines (front & rear).
For W463 G-Class trucks with rear disc brakes and 3-Channel ABS without
ESP (up to end of 2000). Comes with 5 brake lines and 2 locker lines
(front & rear)
For W463 G-Class trucks with rear drum brakes (up to end of
1997). Comes with 3 brake lines and 2 locker lines (front & rear)
For W460s and W461s (not Including PUR/Professional)...(Only Brake Lines are available for purchase due to unknown required locker line length)
ORCG4: For W460 & W461 G-Class trucks (not including PUR/Professional) with rear drum brakes. Comes with 3 brake lines.
ORCG3: For W461 G-Class trucks with rear disc brakes. Comes with 6 brake lines.
For W461s (PUR/Professional Only)...(Only Brake Lines are available for purchase due to unknown required locker line length)
ORCG8: For PUR/Professional G-Class trucks. Comes with 3 brake lines.
For any vehicles that do not have the above brake specs, please contact us.
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