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SS brake lines questions?

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by tsev, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. tsev

    tsev New Member

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    I've been looking at stainless steel brake lines and wondered if anyone had tried fabricating any of their own? I was considering trying this since a friend of mine had about 15 foot of braided stainless steel line he got from work and said that he'd let me have it if I could get them fabbed up. I also wondered if anyone knew what pressure strength any of the known companies use for their lines? The line I can get hold of is rated to 100 or 400 psi (I can't remember right now). Personally I think that's a little too weak to try and use.

    If anyone has any ideas or insight please share.
     
  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    bad idea
     
  3. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    I'll second that^^

    Working load on brake lines is over 1000psi.. Burst is around 3000-4000 psi. So 400 psi lines would cry for mommy and then swiftly kill you with a lack of braking ability.
     
  4. seanjuan

    seanjuan Senior Member

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    yep.
    SS lines have enough problems if they aren't swapped out often enough. building your own would be dangerous to you and everyone else on the road in front of you

    make sure your e-brake actually works
     
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