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Stainless vs oem brake hoses?

Stainless vs oem brake hoses?

Postby SteveJB [OP] » Jan 13 2016, 3:10am

Are stainless brake hoses really better than stock? What advantages do they have over the stock rubber ones?

Is there a good place to get them price wise? Any suggestions on brands? I'm changing the lines so I am going to change the hoses too.

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Re: Stainless vs oem brake hoses?

Postby 19trax95 » Jan 13 2016, 3:23am

They can provide a firmer pedal in some cases since they don't expand much, whereas rubber hoses might expand a tiny bit when the brakes are pressed.
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Re: Stainless vs oem brake hoses?

Postby Hendey Lathe » Jan 13 2016, 2:59pm

If your not going off road, SS lines look nice but really don't add much performance wise. The stainless braid is only there to protect the rubber hose inside from nicks and/or abrasions. I worked on a sprint car here in Western Pa. for 13 years and I prefer Kevlar braided lines over stainless. When the stainless braid gets nicked, it leaves nasty little jaggers that aren't fun to work around. You don't get that with Kevlar braid.
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