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Old 02-13-2019, 02:45 AM   #1
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Question Brake Lines

I tried using Google to get an answer but no luck...is there any reason I cannot just AN Brake lines throughout my truck instead of having to bend steel and flaring for fittings? SS hardline is just as expensive...
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Old 02-13-2019, 03:21 AM   #2
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Re: Brake Lines

You can run stainless steel flex lines throughout, but make sure they have Teflon inners. The Teflon tube doesnít expand with pressure, is unaffected by brake fluid or temperature, and has little deterioration with age.

I ran flex line from the master cylinder to the four corners in my road race car years ago and never had any issues. But itís not cheap.
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Old 02-13-2019, 05:26 AM   #3
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Re: Brake Lines

no reason you cant...but the premade hard brake lines like oreillys sells are pretty inexpensive...you can piece them together...they have all different lengths...that's how I did mine ..but I also have the flare tool so I could cut long pieces to exact lengths...
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Old 02-13-2019, 08:52 AM   #4
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Re: Brake Lines

buy a pre-bent kit for your year/model and save yourself the headache of making your own its not that bad of a price when compared to pricing out all the proper rated flex line and fittings
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Old 02-14-2019, 11:32 AM   #5
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Re: Brake Lines

Nickel copper brake line is my answer to all brake line questions. Looks better, bends better, flares like a boss, and lasts way longer. Also its gold so I like it.


....it is 4x as expensive as regular line tho.
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Old 02-17-2019, 03:26 AM   #6
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Re: Brake Lines

I do commercial sales for O'Reilly's so...my discount lets me do what ever I want. Most behind the counter stuff can get up to 70% off. Plus I can buy from the Jobber side of Summit.
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Old 02-22-2019, 08:13 AM   #7
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Re: Brake Lines

I second the nickel copper. For the hard line parts its the best stuff and then run the braided from the frame to the axle and calipers. When you make up your braided lines have them hydro tested. We did this on all the drag cars and had one fail hydro. Thats the best time for one to have a problem.
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