Cheaper Alternative Braided Steel ST165 Clutch Line?

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Cheaper Alternative Braided Steel ST165 Clutch Line?

Postby de_engineered » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:07 pm

Seems the going rate for a ST165 transmission braided steel clutch line is about $60, example [url="http://speed-source.net/?wpsc-product=toyotascion-clutch-line"]here[/url].

By comparison, my WRX line was just $25. The Celica one looks no longer or more complicated than that or any other line I've seen.

Is there another (and cheaper!) make/model's line that will fit the connectors? I feel like getting a custom line made might even be cheaper
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Re: Cheaper Alternative Braided Steel ST165 Clutch Line?

Postby CMS-GT4 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:35 pm

I assume you could build one yourself like one would for brake lines.
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Re: Cheaper Alternative Braided Steel ST165 Clutch Line?

Postby de_engineered » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:52 pm

CMS-GT4 wrote:I assume you could build one yourself like one would for brake lines.


That's what I was thinking. I'll have to see what they go for in one-off, and maybe see if folks here wana do a group buy. I'll get back here with the estimates when I get them.

Anyone know off hand the connector styles?
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Re: Cheaper Alternative Braided Steel ST165 Clutch Line?

Postby de_engineered » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:56 pm

Aaaaactually, [url="http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/121168200298?lpid=82"]this is more to my liking[/url], and only $33 shipped.
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Re: Cheaper Alternative Braided Steel ST165 Clutch Line?

Postby alltracman78 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:06 pm

Why waste $25 on it?
Just use the stock one.
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Re: Cheaper Alternative Braided Steel ST165 Clutch Line?

Postby de_engineered » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:56 am

alltracman78 wrote:Why waste $25 on it?
Just use the stock one.


It made a difference in my WRX - bit apples to oranges, but idea remains the same. And there are worse ways to spend $25 after all.
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Re: Cheaper Alternative Braided Steel ST165 Clutch Line?

Postby phattyduck » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:06 pm

alltracman78 wrote:Why waste $25 on it?
Just use the stock one.
Why waste $100 on stainless brake lines? Oh, wait...

It does help if you have a heavy duty pressure plate.

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Re: Cheaper Alternative Braided Steel ST165 Clutch Line?

Postby de_engineered » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:30 pm

phattyduck wrote:
alltracman78 wrote:Why waste $25 on it?
Just use the stock one.
Why waste $100 on stainless brake lines? Oh, wait...

It does help if you have a heavy duty pressure plate.

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Exactly. This is part of my Camry build, which will get some heavier built internals as time goes on, so this is just part of that upgrade path.
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