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Old 01-18-2011, 09:41 AM   #1
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I recently had a chance to take a closer look at my brake lines that are mounted on the frame and had a revelation - I'll have to change them on real soon. In light of that I started looking at more durable options such a stainless ones. I was wondering how many of you guys actually use those and if benefit of not changing them ever again would justify the cost 'coz those are pricey

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Old 01-18-2011, 03:23 PM   #2
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Considering the ones on your jeep are 15 years old.......do you plan on keeping it another 15 years? Stainless is a waste of good money unless you're doing a show jeep and lines are exposed.

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I recently had a chance to take a closer look at my brake lines that are mounted on the frame and had a revelation - I'll have to change them on real soon. In light of that I started looking at more durable options such a stainless ones. I was wondering how many of you guys actually use those and if benefit of not changing them ever again would justify the cost 'coz those are pricey
Well stop dragging your feet. Heats on and I have a hole roll of brake line. We'll bend them up and throw them in. I can't promise much over 70*. Just gets to hot after that to do anything but drink beer.
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I use 'em! I have to have extended lines and the rubbers were the same price. Plus the extra strength is great too.
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:58 PM   #5
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I use 'em! I have to have extended lines and the rubbers were the same price. Plus the extra strength is great too.
I was talking about those on the frame, not the flexible ones. Although, those come when I'll do the brakes.
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I recently did a lift and had to replace (3) of the (4) long brake lines. Be prepared to replace parts if you start taking them apart.

There is actually an advantage to the stainless brake lines... Yes, they flex like longer rubber ones but they do not have any give to them when pressurized from inside. Rubber ones will slightly swell when you press the brakes. Stainless ones do not, passing 100% of the pressure on through to your calipers/wheel cylinders for instant response when pressing the pedal. Im on my first set of them, I like 'em. Personally, I was not going to get them until I decided to get the lift kit straight from rough country and save $125 in shipping compared to JC Whitney. Therefore, I had a little extra to spend...

You will also want some 3/16 brake line, a small pipe cutter and a 3/16 flare tool.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:01 PM   #7
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i go with the stainless steal ones tjats wat i have and there great
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You guys slightly misunderstood the "stainless steel lines" I'm talking about. I'm talking about those mounted on the frame delivering the pressure from the booster down to the axles. The rubber hoses that go from those to calipers are going to be changed regardless when I'm going to do a major overhaul of the brake system and I know those are great when stainless steel braided. I was rather questioning the benefit of changing those metal lines to stainless steel ones
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good idea i think that also wat i did
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You guys slightly misunderstood the "stainless steel lines" I'm talking about. I'm talking about those mounted on the frame delivering the pressure from the booster down to the axles. The rubber hoses that go from those to calipers are going to be changed regardless when I'm going to do a major overhaul of the brake system and I know those are great when stainless steel braided. I was rather questioning the benefit of changing those metal lines to stainless steel ones
If your talking about buying a kit of prebent lines, the advantage (other than good stainless doesn't rust) would be not bending and flaring them yourself.
Personally I would buy a roll of 3/16 hardline, some tube nuts and make them myself (I have a double flare kit and a tubing bender-there not that expensive).

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