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Old 04-16-2005   #1
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benefits of stainless steel braided brake lines on our cars

What would the benifit of stainless steel braided brake lines be on our cars? Better stopping distance? Is that about it? Does it cut it down a good amount?
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the thing with a braided brake line is it supposed to handle better under harsh stopping conditions. the brake line is made of metal tubing until it gets down the the strut, then it is flexible rubber/hydraulic line to the caliper, (this is so it moves with the turning of the wheel). anyway, under high performance braking condidtions, the rubber line actually expands a bit giving the pedal a mushy feel and it kinda hurts performance, so hense the steel braided line does not expand, giving a firm, high perforance brake condition, or so they say
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the thing with a braided brake line is it supposed to handle better under harsh stopping conditions. the brake line is made of metal tubing until it gets down the the strut, then it is flexible rubber/hydraulic line to the caliper, (this is so it moves with the turning of the wheel). anyway, under high performance braking condidtions, the rubber line actually expands a bit giving the pedal a mushy feel and it kinda hurts performance, so hense the steel braided line does not expand, giving a firm, high perforance brake condition, or so they say
Great post... thanks for the info man.


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so im guessing yes, stopping power would be gained along with distance and feel. like i said up there, most manufacturs use some rubber line in the brake system, i know that toyota uses all hard line in their big trucks and SUV's to help braking power.
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easy to install, well, yeah, kinda.

the installation part is not hard, it would bolt right up to the line coming from the master cylinder on the car, and then bolt right to the brake caliper,. -not hard.

just make sure when you do this you bleed the brake system because now that you have taken that hose off you let air into the lines, which isnt good. fill the master cylinder up with fluid, (it should be low) then have a friend pump the brakes and hold them down while you open the bleeder screws on the caliper, do each one 4 or 5 times till all fluid and no air comes out. start with the right front wheel, that being the farthest from the master cylinder, and go back and fourth between the front wheels. dont worry about the rears drums, you dont need to bleed them.
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