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Old 02-05-2008, 09:22 AM   #1
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Talking Russell Steel lines

quick question, is RusseLL steel brake line DOT approved?
Also whats a good price on them.... 3 peice kit?

and anyone who has them installed on there focus, can you let me know how they are.


Option.... GOODRIDG ?

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Yes the Russel lines are DOT apporved... I bought mine from CFM... install is simple as long as you know how to bleed brakes.
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the goodridge lines are pretty decent also... at the time I bought mine though they were $30 more expensive, I really couldn't find any reason to spend $30 extra, so I went with the russell lines... Really awakens your brakes..
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put it this way.....I put Hawk HPS Pads a Russell SS lines on my svtf. I now have warped rotors and my pads were SMOKING.......total brake fade. the pads gave out before the lines did....lol.....
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I have a set of Russells. Okay, but lack the rubber grommit to attach it to the strut.

I have on order the re-designed Aeroquips from BAT Inc. They are now DOT approved, and feature all the OEM attachment hardware.
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Stainless lines are worth every penny, just in the improvement in brake feel. I have never really worried if they were DOT approved, NO ONE ever checks. I have run stainless lines on things for over 20 years and never had an issue.
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Stainless lines are worth every penny, just in the improvement in brake feel. I have never really worried if they were DOT approved, NO ONE ever checks. I have run stainless lines on things for over 20 years and never had an issue.
While I tend to agree with you, if you were, however, in a serious accident and an investigation discovered non-DOT approved lines you could get "hosed" by a good criminal lawyer in a civil suit (sorry for the pun).
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all understandable, thats why i've posted this about DOT approved lines. i don't want to get no cheap shit for that reason mention by Geezer.

back to the Goodridge, does anyone have that installed on there car? i ask this question cuase the remark made here is getting to me :

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I have a set of Russells. Okay, but lack the rubber grommit to attach it to the strut.
I have on order the re-designed Aeroquips from BAT Inc. They are now DOT approved, and feature all the OEM attachment hardware.
Also by the looks of the goodridge, its doesn't seem like it will have that problem.... OR AM I BEEING TO RETARDED ABOUT THIS PROBLEM?... LET ME KNOW!

thanks for everyone ones response and hopefully more to come!!!

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FYI, im LEaning more towards Russell Lines.... :)




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The only problem I had with the russell lines is the lack of front strut grommet also. I found my front tires slightly rubbing on the lines in hard cornering. I put some rubber hose around them and zip tied it down. No biggie and hav'ent had any problems since. I've heard of others using the old grommets and what not, even putting some heatshrink around the front lines, but I didn't feel like screwing around with it. The price difference was a factor with the goodridge. Upgrade your fluid too and you'll see another increase in difference.

Another thing, and this isn't russell specific but many aftermarket lines don't always fit perfectly. I had to reuse the oem washers to secure the lines in their mounting place. Otherwise too much movement.

As far as brake lines outlasting pads and rotors. That's usually the case.

Personally, I'm glad I got them and view the pros way outweighing the cons. Good luck with your decision.
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