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Old January 7th, 2011, 01:59 PM   #1
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Metal Brake Lines

Looking for a winter project I noticed that there are quite a few metal brake lines on the market. I know that I should get a DoT approved set but I am still wondering if there are any differences. Any recommendations? Any ones with known problems/failures?
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Old January 7th, 2011, 02:09 PM   #2
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Looking for a winter project I noticed that there are quite a few metal brake lines on the market. I know that I should get a DoT approved set but I am still wondering if there are any differences. Any recommendations? Any ones with known problems/failures?
Goodridge is probably the biggest supplier of DOT approved braided stainless steel lines, and yes, the make a considerable difference in how firm the brakes feel. These type lines are mandated is several forms of racing, and I have never heard of any failing in over 40 years of competition......
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Old January 7th, 2011, 03:21 PM   #3
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Thanks JFP. So it is worth to spend the extra money and go for the most expensive ones...?
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Old January 7th, 2011, 04:26 PM   #4
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Thanks JFP. So it is worth to spend the extra money and go for the most expensive ones...?
Shop around, I've always found Goodridge to be competitively priced. What I would not do is use some unknown, cheap crap off of flea bay; after all, it is your brakes and potentially your life riding on them……….
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Old January 7th, 2011, 06:29 PM   #5
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and what exactly is wrong with stock rubber lines?
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and what exactly is wrong with stock rubber lines?
I am just really paranoid about brake pedal feel and travel. Have been using Motul RBF600 for a couple of years now and still change it before and after every track-weekend. So I guess metal brake lines and bleeding the clutch are the next step.
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Old January 7th, 2011, 10:26 PM   #7
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maybe you are over braking...I found the braking in my '99 to be just great....no fade.
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Old January 7th, 2011, 10:36 PM   #8
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I might be. As late and hard as I can.
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Old January 7th, 2011, 10:42 PM   #9
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sometime it is how long you stay on the brake...and you may be braking in areas where you really don't need more than a tap...just to set the front end.

After almost 20 years of instructing with GGR this is one of the things that is the hardest for folks that are newer to track driving...
when they start the are frying the brakes and after several years and lots on instruction, they find that their brakes last much better because they are using them less or in a better more efficient way.

what pads are you using?
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