I bought a flairing tool but I haven't had much luck with it. Tried a few flares and can't seem to get it to work right. Must be a trick to it. I was going to buy a roll of tubing and the ends and make my own lines. Probably end up doing what you did. My instructions show to run seperate lines to the front end. Not sure why. Decided to put new springs under the front end. Having some made up that are a one inch drop. That gives me 4 inches all together. Now I need to figure out what shock I need to put on it. Not sure how to figure that out and get the right one.