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    Stainless brake lines worth it?

    I've been thinking about upgrading to stainless steel brake lines. I'm wondering, are they worth the money? It is about $100 for the lines but I'm not sure about the price for the labor to install them. What is everyone's opinion about this?

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    Everyone that I've talked to that has upgraded to stainless lines has said its definitely worth it. It firms up the pedal so you don't get that initial spongy feel as the pedal travels downward before you feel the brakes grab. Not only that, but they are also much stronger and durable than stock rubber lines, and they can also handle the increased heat of high performance driving much better than rubber lines can.

    I'm planning on upgrading mine next time I do brakes. A shop would probably charge about an hour or so to install them, unless for some reason the stock ones are rusted fast. All the installation really consists of is unscrewing/unbolting the old lines, installing the new ones in their place, and then bleeding the system when you're done.

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    I bet they're easy to install...

    Link?

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    Yes, nice hard pedal too.

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    Links???

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Links???
    On where to buy them??

    WS6 Store, Speed Inc, RPM Speed, ect. Just about any of the sponsors will carry them for around $100 for the complete set.

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    any brand better than the others? I know the sponsors have kits, just surf their sites.

    make sure you get the right set. they come in traction control or not.

    for an install, you can look at a Haynes manual. Like the other poster said, all you do is unbolt the lines and bolt up the new ones, then brake bleed. BTW, Haynes will tell you only the dealer can bleed the brakes if you have traction control. I did it myself and zero problems. I asked a local shop and they said the same thing, no special tools need.

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    You guys keep raping me wallet with all these cool things for my car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    You guys keep raping me wallet with all these cool things for my car.
    Just wait till we come after ye lucky charms laddy!!

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    lol...I have a box in my pantry right now. And I'm not sharing with the kids.

    Well, for us older high mileage cars it is either buy OE style rubber and probably pay close to the same or upgrade to stainless and get something better. I vote for stainless my self.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CamaroFan71 View Post
    Just wait till we come after ye lucky charms laddy!!
    Jaison already has.

    bahaha

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