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Old 12-24-2013, 10:20 AM   #1
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Brake pedal went to the floor!

So driving the other day, and some ass cut me off. I hit the brakes hard and stopped but then I hit them again and nothing, to the floor. I luckily could pull over right next to a pep boys. Brake fluid was everywhere and I ran my had behind the front driver side spring perch and felt rust. So rust had eaten away at the line and a hard brake pushed a hole right through. I got a quote from the service guys of $428 to replace the one line. F that! So I limped home using nothing but my E-brake. Now I'm looking at getting stainless hard lines from Quadratec. They have a full set for $200 but I'm seeing other kits for $100 from Omix-Ada. Is going to stainless worth double the price? I don't wan't this to ever happen again and potentially fuse a huge accident.

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When it's time to up grade I'm going to go stainless. I think it's worth it.

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When it's time to up grade I'm going to go stainless. I think it's worth it.
I agree with you and I'll probably go stainless when it's time to swap mine out as well. But playing devils advocate, your factory lines last a good number of years (I don't know what year your TJ is) and theoretically the new Factory Style Lines should last just as long. If money was tight I think the factory style will work fine.

I personally like the idea of never having to worry about rust and I like doing things once, so I'll probably go with stainless.

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Same thing happened to me, though luckily just pulling out of my uncle's. I went all stainless and bent my own lines. Wasn't hard at all, and the stainless rolled brake line was only about 70 bucks. And I have tons left over for if i need to replace my front lines sometime.
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Old 12-24-2013, 01:51 PM   #5
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My jeep is a 2000. Yeah I don't think I want to risk this happening again. I plan on keeping the jeep forever. Lol
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