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Old February 6th, 2007, 08:37 AM
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Brake line upgrades - what/where to buy?

Well my brakes lines are starting to show corrosion - so it looks like replacing these will be my next project.

Did a little research and it appears that a few companies are now manufaturing s.s. braided lines.

Where/who would you buy s.s. brake lines from?

Is one companies product better than another?

Is there also a need to replace the brake tubes?

Any advice on brake line upgrades?


Thanks in advance.

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Old February 6th, 2007, 09:28 AM
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Is it just the flex line or are you talking about the hard lines?
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Old February 6th, 2007, 09:31 AM
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Is it just the flex line or are you talking about the hard lines?
I am planning on replacing the flex lines - and wanted to know if I really need to change the tubes (hard lines).
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Old February 6th, 2007, 09:38 AM
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It would be worthwhile to inspect your hard lines as well. They aren't "necessary", but our trucks are 10 years old and with the ridiculous amount of salt they throw on the roads here, it would be a good idea. You can get stainless flex lines from just about every vendor from EE to RTE to RN. For the hard lines, I would recommend the stainless ones from ECR.
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Old February 6th, 2007, 12:41 PM
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I also recommend ECR for hard lines and RTE for flex. Great quality stuff..
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Old February 6th, 2007, 12:54 PM
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Classic Tube manufactures the ECR lines and they are available directly from Classic Tube for the same price. Plus Mike doesnt have to hassle with shipping, which makes him happy.
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Old February 6th, 2007, 03:11 PM
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We Bought a Brake Quip Machine and are making them in-house they are great quality. We have stock and 2" lift in stock.
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Old February 7th, 2007, 05:22 PM
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Just FYI, as you compare lines:
The ECR/CT brake lines are SS lines with SS fittings (rusted fittings on shiny stainless pipe is not a good thing down the line). This applies to the 90 and the 110 lines we developed with CT. The 90 kit comes with the caliper jumpers for both 94-95 and the 97 style.
We also do 90 and 110 EFI fuel lines with them and SS clutch lines. The SS clucth lines however do no have SS fittings and are currently being "re-worked" because I'm not happy with the jumper lines. But that will be sorted in a few weeks.

Couple months we'll have our new mail order dept up and running, and we will stock all this stuff, unlike CT where you usually have to wait weeks for them to make it.

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Old March 28th, 2007, 01:38 PM
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Are any of the hard lines available in singles? I would like the ones for the D-90 rear axle assembly only..
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Mail order dept! That's what I'm talking about! Never thought I would hear you say that Mike!
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Mail order dept! That's what I'm talking about! Never thought I would hear you say that Mike!
Me either, but we are trying. If you have called recently you'll know that the phone gets answered now (novel huh?), and mail orders are being taken and sent within a day or so. Why is this happening??? Because I hired someone to do it so I don't have too!!!
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I think you'll get a lot more business with someone answering emails and phones!
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