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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-14-2005, 16:36 Thread Starter
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Braided brake lines

[IMG]I am doing a brake up grade on my BA XR8 Ute. Using DBA4000XS rotors and QFM pads. And I was thinking of installing s/s braided brake lines. I want to know, is there is much of a differance between the OEM to the braided lines and how huch does it improve you brakes.
I can get the s/s braided lines for $40-$50 each depending on the fittings. Is that a good price or to exspensive. The manufacture is also QLD transport approved for the manufacturing of the s/s braided brake lines.

And with a set up such as this how much of a differance will it make. Note, I am not going to do any serious raceing in it, so I dont want to pay for Brembos.


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Re: Braided brake lines

braided lines are there so the rubber doesnt expand under the heat of the brakes and break fluid. with std rubber lines and you put enough heat into them you fill find that the peddal will feel spongier and spongier over time, just like blowing up a baloon.

if you are serious about some racing (especially track) theya re worth while egtting, on teh road with teh light braking here and there, they are just for bling factor.

it will not imporve you brakes, like a bolt on part, just keeps the lines from expanding under heat
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Re: Braided brake lines

yah what he sed,

if ur going to the trouble of up grading , put the good lines on.
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Re: Braided brake lines

stronger pedal, more sensitive also.

that price is good, I paid 60each I think from Hoppers.
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Re: Braided brake lines

Also gives you the security of having much less chance of a line rupturing.

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Re: Braided brake lines

better brake feel but if you don t drive hard then your waisting your money just stick with DBA gold and good pads
but you cant beet braded lines for the feel when your brakes get hot
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i still get slide spoongyness in the brakes after a rather rapid decent on the local hill climb track, but not even anywhere close to what it used to be
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Re: Braided brake lines

yeah definatly go for the braided lines, like others have said better brake feel and less spongyness under heat. $50 is a good price

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