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Steel brake lines

Looking at some steel brake lines on ebay, it looks like a descent set will run around $80+ (for 5th gens). My question is, do they just replace the small portion of brake line that connects to the caliper, or do they replace all the brake lines in the car? Or, can anyone just give me some general info on upgrading brake lines?
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Yup.
Stainless steel brake lines replace the stock rubber lines from the caliper to the hard line(s).

I have a set of Goodridge SS lines on my 3rd gen.

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I've been wanting some of these for a while. I'll get around to it this summer I hope. Goodrich is good. I've heard Earl's is good as well but not as much about them.
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what exactly do they help with
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They don't balloon like the rubber ones doo.
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Automakers use rubber lines to cut costs. over time, it's possible for them to rot and/or crack. Stainless steel lines are just more of a reliability mod. They replace the stock rubber hoses.
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pedal pressure. more firm. also stainless doesn't fail the way rubber does.
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Well, rubber lines deteriorate after x amount of years. They rot and expand etc due to weather changes.
Stainless steel...one solid line that holds brake fluid pressure lovely...

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Re: Steel brake lines

do the goodridge have a good protective coating to protect from debris?

I'm probably going to start a poll on brake lines, but I wanted to search first...
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Re: Steel brake lines

Thanks... do goodridge have a protective coating?

Mike on honda tech (from import replacement parts) has made me a good offer on techna-fit... they have russell and goodridge too, but he suggested techna-fit for their protective coating...

A while back, I actually tried to order some techna-fit for $91 from another site; unfortunately, they said they placed the order with techa-fit, who would ship directly, and then a week and a half later said they had never gotten tracking info and therefore refunded my money... that is my only reservation with techna-fit.
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Thanks... do goodridge have a protective coating?

Mike on honda tech (from import replacement parts) has made me a good offer on techna-fit... they have russell and goodridge too, but he suggested techna-fit for their protective coating...

A while back, I actually tried to order some techna-fit for $91 from another site; unfortunately, they said they placed the order with techa-fit, who would ship directly, and then a week and a half later said they had never gotten tracking info and therefore refunded my money... that is my only reservation with techna-fit.
what price did he give you on those lines??

EDIT: I looked at techan-fit's website, I like what I see. The teflon is a very good thing. Prices for brakelines are comparable to earls or goodrich. The clutchlines are made from the same material and are only $30....... Insane. I'm in for actual feedback from anyone who uses their products
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The goodridge dont have a "Protective coating" but I think there worth it.
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Re: Steel brake lines

Thanks Lazarky. I've only heard good things about goodridge (and that the hardware is top notch), but haven't heard bad about the others... Several suppliers have said they sell more techna-fit... like them a lot, and have not had problems with them... Import Replacement Parts has goodridge for 109, but I think I might go with techna-fit or russells anyway... pretty sure I want that coating.

just hoping to figure out if they will work with the legend calipers... then again I might not worry about it... if I need to replace the front lines down the road I can sell the ones I pull back off for a few bucks.

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what price did he give you on those lines??

EDIT: I looked at techan-fit's website, I like what I see. The teflon is a very good thing. Prices for brakelines are comparable to earls or goodrich. The clutchlines are made from the same material and are only $30....... Insane. I'm in for actual feedback from anyone who uses their products
$94 shipped (~10 less than the site)... I also thought they look pretty good... as good as the competition... and yeah... they are kinda a rip off of sorts, but I'm not qualified to make my own...
http://performance.importrp.com/tech.../i-490872.aspx

do you know if russells have the coating?

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