Steel Braided Brake Lines

Ameer Antar antar at
Thu Nov 1 20:20:01 PDT 2007

What about covering them       with plastic tubing, like heat shrink? Won't
look as cool, but you could       probably get it completely sealed, esp. with
a little silicone at the       ends. Pretty sure you can get clear heat shrink
at a good electrical       supply shop.


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>Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2007       13:01:58 -0400
>From: "Vittorio Bares"       <Vittorio.Bares at>
>Subject: RE: Steel       Braided Brake Lines
>To:       <quattro at>
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> It's the rally       car...lots of sand/grit involved. Most everyone uses SS
>lines in the woods. Never       heard of the trapped grit issue. Doesn't mean
>it doesn't exist - just       never heard of it.
>-----Original       Message-----
>From:       quattro-bounces at [mailto:quattro-bounces at]
>On Behalf Of David       Ullrich
>Sent: Thursday, November       01, 2007 12:40 PM
>To: quattro at
>Subject: Re: Steel       Braided Brake Lines
>My recommendation? Unless       it is a dedicated track car and you are
>willing to change them       out seasonally...don't use them. The braided
>cover traps grit and sand       which then chafes/erodes the underlying rubber
>line. And with the       covering, you have no way to SEE what condition they
>are in....until it's too       late and you blow a line in mid brake.
>1987 CGT 2.3 (ng) (for       sale)
>Baltimore, MD
>On 11/1/07, Vittorio       Bares <Vittorio.Bares at> wrote:
>> Any recommendations for       sourcing these (4ktq) ?
>> I've seen varying       prices from $22 per, to $50 per...
>> TIA,
>> Vittorio Bares

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