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Old April 12th, 2010, 05:40 PM
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I've been out of the pocket the last few years on the board, wanted to say hello.

I'm in the process of redoing the brake system on the D90, stainless steel braided lines, upgraded rotors/pads, etc... and was wondering where 'the best' place to get 'the best' stuff is at the moment ?

Money, no so much an issue.

And... Where is Mike H ? haha...


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Old April 12th, 2010, 05:50 PM
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Welcome back... ECR has the full SS brake lines and connectors.
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Old April 12th, 2010, 06:10 PM
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Old April 12th, 2010, 06:10 PM
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Thanks men. I did see those ECR one's and they look nice... though I'm hearing if I am going to go that route, that I should go for the steel braided 'flexible' type lines.

I don't know though.

As... I am not a 'master mechanic'... I had to.

But seriously, I have no idea. I've changed the brakes out before, not a hard job, just want to get the right rotors for the job. I like the kit that AB sells which is the EBC Performance Brake Rebuilding Kit for five hundred and change though.

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Old April 12th, 2010, 06:15 PM
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I find stock parts do a great job and I am a bit of a brake snob.
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Old April 12th, 2010, 06:18 PM
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I find stock parts do a great job and I am a bit of a brake snob.

Yeah, I heard about you... lol... just kidding man.

I did hear the same thing too, I may just go that route. The guy at the brake shop said he could 'turn' the rotors but I also heard this isn't great for Roto-Rooters... I mean, Rover Rotors.

I may be able to just get out of the clear with front brake pads & turned rotors... But for some reason I like spending money on this thing, sometimes unnecessarily.

Thank you for your reply.
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Old April 12th, 2010, 07:30 PM
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Yes, go with the steel braided for the lines to the caliper, but ECR has the hard lines in stainless steel and stainless steel fittings, so they will not rust.
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I am with Ron on the stock brakes - both pads and rotors...fresh start, forget about turning them, just brake clean the new rotors before you smack'em on. You may want to upgrade your brake fluid to a synthetic like ATE super blue (gold or red). I try to flush my brake fluid once a year.
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Old April 13th, 2010, 03:32 AM
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Skimming the discs isn't good, get new ones.
Have you got vented front discs? If not, that is an upgrade worth doing.
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Old April 13th, 2010, 07:35 AM
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Just got a set of lines from classic tube... got the flex lines from RYM.... Really nice stuff. IF you have a lift, get the flex stuff from RYM, if not, RN sells a stock length SS flex line kit that is nice as well..
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