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theorhetoric
01-05-2009, 01:14 PM
anybody know where to source these..I swear I have found them before but I can't remember where..

extremeskillz
01-05-2009, 01:32 PM
www.Tirerack.com. They are the Goodridge brand. I have them and the response is better then the rubber hoses.

ciento44
01-05-2009, 01:36 PM
Our vendors sell them too. Support them.

MCS Buggies or Dr Tweak.

They both carries Earls i think.

extremeskillz
01-05-2009, 01:38 PM
Yea them too. I did mine about 2years ago before i knew they had them. Oh wellz.!

RedRkt01
01-05-2009, 02:27 PM
Our vendors sell them too. Support them.

MCS Buggies or Dr Tweak.

They both carries Earls i think.

I carry Goodridge, KVR and Techna-Fit. They're each around $100 IIRC. I can set anyone up with them anytime.

My celica currently uses the KVR units. Superb if you ask me.

ciento44
01-05-2009, 02:45 PM
KVR is good stuff... Looking into their rotors and pads for a certain Escort.

Trance4c
01-05-2009, 02:47 PM
I have seen multiple GoodRidge line failures personally! Please, do not use these lines, the braided line snaps at the fitting attached to the caliper. Serious injury may occur!

ciento44
01-05-2009, 02:49 PM
Wait... so it's just GoodRich now? Last i heard people were complaining on here about braided stainless lines in general...

RedRkt01
01-05-2009, 02:58 PM
I've heard the same as Trance......

extremeskillz
01-05-2009, 03:21 PM
Well I have had no issues to date but ill keep my eye on them. In fact when spring rolls around i have to work on my ebrake so ill see how they are holding up.

Trance4c
01-05-2009, 05:05 PM
Well I have had no issues to date but ill keep my eye on them. In fact when spring rolls around i have to work on my ebrake so ill see how they are holding up.

Its typically the rears.. I'd just check, make sure the line isn't crimping around the fitting.

theorhetoric
01-05-2009, 09:08 PM
I carry Goodridge, KVR and Techna-Fit. They're each around $100 IIRC. I can set anyone up with them anytime.

My celica currently uses the KVR units. Superb if you ask me.

so about 100 per set and 2 sets are needed for the car..

ciento44
01-05-2009, 09:35 PM
I think a set is all 4.

$100 for four corners is typical going price for Earl's these days and it don't get much better.

extremeskillz
01-05-2009, 09:44 PM
Its typically the rears.. I'd just check, make sure the line isn't crimping around the fitting.

Yea when i installed them i made sure they weren't binding or anything but still ill give them a looksy!

theorhetoric
01-06-2009, 01:22 AM
excellent..sounds great. mine are starting to crack:(

celica9303
01-06-2009, 04:47 AM
Do SS brake lines replace all the lines in the car? From master cylinder to all the calipers? Seem Ike a lot of work for shiney lines no one will see lol. Id like do them some day just for the possibility of better stopping power. But am unsure if I want t re bend all the lines in the car. Maybe I'm wrong. Clue me in please

celica91gts
01-06-2009, 05:38 AM
they don't run all the way from the master cylinder. the master cylinder goes to steel brake lines which do not move. and then from that goes to the rubber brake lines near the wheels. and the rubber lines to the caliper. when you purchase ss braided lines you only replace the rubber part of the brake system. and it's a good investment. since i've gotten the car i've already had to replace 3 brake lines. and brake fluid is not gentle on the skin, do it once and forget about them.

RedRkt01
01-06-2009, 02:16 PM
Seem Ike a lot of work for shiney lines no one will see lol.

SS brake lines are not for show. That's not the piont.

extremeskillz
01-06-2009, 02:31 PM
^Exactly they get rid of the problem of rubber lines which expansion under heavy load or even when warm. SS lines don't expand giving you better braking responce!

ciento44
01-06-2009, 03:59 PM
I actually ran my fronts all the way from the master cylinder to the calipers.... Got rid of ALL that bs. So i has bling.

KoreanJoey
01-07-2009, 02:10 AM
I have seen multiple GoodRidge line failures personally! Please, do not use these lines, the braided line snaps at the fitting attached to the caliper. Serious injury may occur!

No, this is crap. The reason those lines fail is usually from people hanging the calipers on the brake lines. They've got a teflon inner lining that will fail if bent. No problems if you don't stress the lines.

RedRkt01
01-07-2009, 01:55 PM
No, this is crap. The reason those lines fail is usually from people hanging the calipers on the brake lines. They've got a teflon inner lining that will fail if bent. No problems if you don't stress the lines.

That may be true, but I'm not so sure. The amont of times I've heard of that happening is a bit much for me to swallow. For someone to have been so stupid and hang the calipers like that everytime this story pops up is crazy. Maybe I have too much faith in people........

ciento44
01-07-2009, 01:59 PM
That may be true, but I'm not so sure. The amont of times I've heard of that happening is a bit much for me to swallow. For someone to have been so stupid and hang the calipers like that everytime this story pops up is crazy. Maybe I have too much faith in people........

Those same people did it with their stock lines... but them being rubber, they don't have the metal outside to kink and tear the inner lining.

I've been guilty of hanging calipers before.... usually if i'm in a big hurry or emergency repairs. The stock rubber lines if in decent shape WILL take it for a short time. Definitely not a good idea, but they're more likely to withstand it than braided lines.

Trance4c
01-07-2009, 02:24 PM
No, this is crap. The reason those lines fail is usually from people hanging the calipers on the brake lines. They've got a teflon inner lining that will fail if bent. No problems if you don't stress the lines.

Wuuuhhhhaaattt?? Well, whatever you think. I'm not trying to sell the market here on what I'm saying. I have enough automotive knowledge, have had my own fail, my buddies fail and that is two personally which is all I need to know about. So, crap does as crap is I guess. Cause its not due to anything your talking about, it just point blank cracked and failed. Take it for what its worth, but I don't care to have a line break in a moving car.

RedRkt01
01-07-2009, 02:27 PM
Wuuuhhhhaaattt?? Well, whatever you think. I'm not trying to sell the market here on what I'm saying. I have enough automotive knowledge, have had my own fail, my buddies fail and that is two personally which is all I need to know about. So, crap does as crap is I guess. Cause its not due to anything your talking about, it just point blank cracked and failed. Take it for what its worth, but I don't care to have a line break in a moving car.
:mswerd: to ya mutha.