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Where to Place the Four Loom Clamps to Support Brake Lines in Kit HBA16-252-82


I just received this kit the other day, but it seems incomplete. The brass X and T fittings and unions labeled G, H, and I in the online diagram above are shown connected to both the metal brake lines and the flexible brake lines that go to each wheel. My question is- how are these fittings secured to the trailer frame? There were 4 large plastic loom clamps included as well as many smaller ones, but these will not work on G or H. In any case they would likely quickly break if used to secure I to the frame as roadway impact forces will be transferred through the flexible brake lines as the suspension articulates. This will place stress on the metal brake lines, flexing and eventually breaking them. What am I missing here?


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In short; they're not secured to the trailer frame. Presumably you would strategically place the loom clamps near those fittings you mentioned from kit # HBA16-252-82 to limit any movement of those fittings. The rigidness of the metal lines will help keep those metal lines in place so the clamps would not be needed for the metal lines.

We do have other loom clamps if you want more, # A0500 for 1/2 inch and # A0250 for 1/4 inch. We also have clips, # T0936600, for more brake line support.

I would place clamps somewhere between A and F, between G and H, between H and I, and between G and I. The flexible lines need to be able to move so you would not put clamps on them.

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