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oldskool3
08-03-2006, 09:35 PM
Does anyone have there ss lines and if so how do you like them. Has anyone had any problems with them? Any other line suggestions?

oldskool3
08-03-2006, 10:07 PM
Also where do people buy there pads from. I was thinking of going with Axxis ultimate pads. Any oher suggestions? Thanks again

paul christians
08-03-2006, 11:06 PM
I am using the BMP ones my self,and for pads cannt remember what ones RUDYS dad put in...pm RUDY...

static
08-04-2006, 12:31 PM
i recommend SS lines with with some kind of protecting layer over SS braid

I have UUC ones and love 'em

///M-TRD3
08-04-2006, 12:45 PM
For Pads I have Hawk HPS pads on which are awesome, and am hoping to go to SS lines soon too. Ive heard good things about the IE ones.

tominizer
08-04-2006, 09:30 PM
I have the UUC SS ones on my E30 M3........... they look pretty damn awesome. Seem to work just fine. I especially like the protective coating over the SS

static
08-04-2006, 10:26 PM
^^ wise man

UUC ones are only slightly more expensive

oldskool3
08-04-2006, 11:06 PM
thanks for the info guys ill check out the uuc lines.

Axxe
08-05-2006, 01:49 AM
I have IE's, they work. I'm crazy and replace stop parts every two years anyway, so longevity isn't too much of a concern. Remember that no matter what SS line, they still have a rubber line inside, which deteriorates. I wouldn't go more than 5 years on a set of lines.

markh
08-05-2006, 02:26 AM
Remember that no matter what SS line, they still have a rubber line inside, which deteriorates. I wouldn't go more than 5 years on a set of lines.

Stainless Steel Brake Lines use teflon hose, which does not expand under pressure as much as a rubber hose, hence the firmer brake pedal feel. However, Teflon hoses will cut easier than rubber and are normally protected by a stainless steel braid to prevent failure of the brake line due to damage from road debris. I tend to agree that this is a part that should be replaced periodically as part of your routine maintenance. I can tell you from first hand experience, brake failures are no fun......

For what it is worth, I have stainless steel brake lines and love them but keep an eye on the entire brake system.

Axxe
08-05-2006, 02:41 AM
The SS is also so it doesn't expand, and it's a teflon LINED rubber hose if anything, teflon on it's own is just a coating to provide constant slippiness (technical term).

markh
08-05-2006, 02:56 AM
Teflon is a material that can be used in many forms, including being made into a hose. Most, I will not say all, stainless steel brake lines are made the same fashion, a Teflon hose covered by a stainless steel braid to protect and support the hose. Some companies also use an external coating over the braid to provide further protection. Lets not even get started on what is needed for brake lines to be DOT approved....

IE Website Description:
Replace your tired old rubber hoses with teflon lined stainless steel braided hoses. A lot of brake problems like pulling to one side, sticking and draging calipers can be traced to hoses. The cost is actually about the same as new rubber lines and the SS lines will give a firmer peddle feel. These lines are not DOT approved.

UUC Motorwerks Website Description:
Inner TeflonŽ line is covered with woven stainless steel braid that will not expand under pressure. The advantages include better brake pedal feedback and a firmer pedal, along with superior brake modulation. Results will be immediate.


StopTech Website Description:
StopTech brake lines consist of a TeflonŽ inner line that is covered with a layer of stainless steel woven braid. The Teflon tube is very resistant to expansion under pressure and will not degrade from exposure to brake fluid. The stainless steel braid provides support for the Teflon and the weave is extremely durable against incidental impact and abrasion. StopTech brake lines feature a Clear Abrasion Resistant Cover for maximum protection against chaffing

The Sly
04-10-2007, 07:40 PM
guys while we are on the subject of SS brake lines ..A stupid question for ya.

6 lines comes in the package and i know of 4 where they go but what about the other 2??

Thanks

Sly

e30_kid89
04-10-2007, 08:01 PM
id guess if theres a set of 6 then 4 are for the two rubber brake hoses in the rear on each side and the other 2 lines are for the front. did your kit not include a line for the clutch slave cyl?

T.Dot_E30
04-10-2007, 09:06 PM
there are two additional hoses that go from the bottom of your car onto the rear sub-frame.

They are usually a bitch to replace.

The Sly
04-10-2007, 09:08 PM
there are two additional hoses that go from the bottom of your car onto the rear sub-frame.

They are usually a bitch to replace.

Ha there you go...That should be fun ...thanks for the help

oldskool3
04-11-2007, 11:09 AM
Ha there you go...That should be fun ...thanks for the help

Hey Sylvain thats the one that messed up for me the lines where rusted to shit. Hopefully yours are a lot better than mine.