The existing steel brake lines are now too long because they formerly stopped at the backing plate. If you have a flaring tool, you can cut and flare the end to the proper length. We gently made a loop to shorten ours and it worked out fine. If you do loop the tube, it's recommended that you fasten it to the old tab as shown to eliminate metal fatigue from vibration. Ideally a bracket should be used to retain the loose end of the rubber hose.