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Replacement brake hoses choice

PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:34 am
by lalojamesliz1
I was thinking of replacing my brake hoses on my 91 all-trac. They look old I'd feel safer if I replace them. I see several brands available on rockauto, are they all good or should I stay away from certain brands?

Re: Replacement brake hoses choice

PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:57 pm
by Mr Alltrac
If your replacing why not upgrade to stainless braided lines. You can find either hel or goodridge brake lines online.

Re: Replacement brake hoses choice

PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:39 pm
by lalojamesliz1
Mr Alltrac wrote:If your replacing why not upgrade to stainless braided lines. You can find either hel or goodridge brake lines online.

I'd like to go the ss hose route and just might but financially I'm better off spending around $50 depending (on brand) instead of $130 for the ones on fleabay right now
I've spent a lot of cash on this car since I got it back the end of July and i didn't even plan on buying my car back :D

Re: Replacement brake hoses choice

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:20 am
by underscore
Personally I'd trust name brand rubber lines over no name stainless ones. The fancy lines might make a difference on an actual race car where milliseconds count, but on a street car I doubt anyone could ever tell the difference anyways.

Re: Replacement brake hoses choice

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:52 am
by lalojamesliz1
:D

Re: Replacement brake hoses choice

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:34 pm
by Corey
I've been using SS lines on the front for 5 years/60,000km and they still look good. They came with my Ksport kit and I have no idea who makes them.

On the back, I just installed BF Goodwrich lines. These are beautifully made and are made when ordered, they come with a pressure test result sheet and the manufacturing date.

One thing I don't like about the rear line kit however is the coupling that secures to the brake caliper is very long compared to OEM, so it doesn't allow any flexibility in the brake line before it feeds through the strut bracket. If I were to order these again, I would ask them to make that coupling shorter if possible.

Re: Replacement brake hoses choice

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:04 pm
by lalojamesliz1
Corey wrote:I've been using SS lines on the front for 5 years/60,000km and they still look good. They came with my Ksport kit and I have no idea who makes them.

On the back, I just installed BF Goodwrich lines. These are beautifully made and are made when ordered, they come with a pressure test result sheet and the manufacturing date.

One thing I don't like about the rear line kit however is the coupling that secures to the brake caliper is very long compared to OEM, so it doesn't allow any flexibility in the brake line before it feeds through the strut bracket. If I were to order these again, I would ask them to make that coupling shorter if possible.


Did you order them from goodwrich directly?

Re: Replacement brake hoses choice

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:10 pm
by Corey
Right,

You can order all 4 corners, or just front/rear. It will take a couple weeks since they make them to order.

I would email them and ask if they can shorten up the shank of the caliper side - its too long.

https://www.goodridge.co.uk/products/ca ... 4590777095

Re: Replacement brake hoses choice

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:14 am
by lalojamesliz1
Sweet! Thanks Corey 8)
$111 shipped from them sounds much better than $130 from fleabay