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Old 02-25-2008, 04:19 PM   #1
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SS Brake Lines a Waste *DEBATE*

hey guys,

im currently thinking of getting the Stainless Steel Brake lines.

ive heard things on both sides of this debate. but i dont wanna piss my money up a rope so to speak...

i have to get pads very soon and i figure i might as well do it while im down there...


so if people can give me insight on either side of this issue that would be great. i dont wanna make an uneducated decision...


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Old 02-25-2008, 04:20 PM   #2
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btw i have SVT brakes with stock everything and i will be buying HAWK HPS Pads very soon to replace them and using my stock rotors.
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Honestly I cant really feel a substantial difference. The pedal is firmer and stops shorter for me. I am also stock brakes and pads
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do you think its worth it?

cuz theyre 130 and then 20 bux or so for fluids...so 150 bux...
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There's little argument that OEM brake lines do age and tend to soften a little which causes a minute amount of expansion under heavy pedal pressure. Rarely is it enough to dramatically impact braking. However, if you are looking for a possible edge and a firmer pedal new brake lines either OEM or Braided will help. Since braided lines don't cost a lot more it might make more sense to go in that direction. For safety purposes go with a DOT approved set. Normally these will have a plastic sleeve over the steel braid. Bare braided lines are known to slice thru a tire in no time should they rub with it.
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ya i would imagine they would

well my brake lines are less then a year old.

do you think its worth it to do it even?
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your not an autocrosser/road racer...spend the 150 somewhere else.

ps: CFM dropped there price on eibach sways to 235
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canyons bro :)

you should know that...lol
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Waste of money. I have 130k miles on the car with a good 8k on road courses. I'm just now thinking about replacing my lines this summer.
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ok that was my question...was how long are the stock lines good for...ive had mine about a year with some pretty heavy canyon duty in there...
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