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Old 05-02-2016, 05:11 PM   #1
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Stainless Brake hard lines

The hard lines on the psd have been leaking due to rust out issues with the steel oem lines.I have spliced pieces into them now for 3 years at the rate of one per year! Last year I replaced all the hoses and the hard ling that runs across the rear axel.Last week the abs came on and of course there is another pin hole in the hard line up by the transmission.At this point I wont even drive this thingwith these old lines,let alone pull the trailer.I did some serious research on the net and was able to locate a shop that forms sets of hard lines in stainless that include every line from the master to the caliper hoses.They bend them on a cnc machine useing prints of oem lines and told me they can do just about any vehicle from the 40's up to 2015.They even put the armour springs on them,made from stainless. They came ups today and I am REALLY impressed!Nice clean bends with no scrape marks.Tomorrow I will strip all the junk off and(time permitting) start to install the new lines.I will get some pics when they are done. NOTE,I have NO connection to this place other than being a customer.If anyone wants thier number,PM me as I'm not going to put it up in a post.
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Old 05-02-2016, 05:26 PM   #2
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Nice idea !!!!

I have never had a steel brake line leak ??? Rubber ones dry rot yes. Is it cause you are in the rust belt ????

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Old 05-02-2016, 06:38 PM   #3
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Inlinetube...replaced all my lines with stainless..quite a project in the driveway but worth it..2001 GMC Sierra 1500 HD
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Old 05-02-2016, 07:35 PM   #4
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This is the HQ for the rust belt! Salt in the winter and chloride in summer for dust control.

InLine Tube is where I got them.
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Old 05-03-2016, 01:22 PM   #5
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SS brake lines

Had the brake lines on by old dodge pickup rust out twice. It seemed to collect moisture under the bed and do them in. Replaced them with SS lines that I bought in bulk and fitted them myself. Only one caution, since the material is harder than the original doing a double flare is harder and getting a perfect connection is harder. It was worth it in the end. Glad you had a good experience with yours.
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Old 05-03-2016, 03:31 PM   #6
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Exclamation leaky steel lines

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Nice idea !!!!

I have never had a steel brake line leak ??? Rubber ones dry rot yes. Is it cause you are in the rust belt ????

Have replaced many OEM lines on autos, mostly mid 80's Ford . They will rusr from outside as well as inside. Brake fluid is hydroponic, will absorb moisture from the air.
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Old 05-03-2016, 03:52 PM   #7
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Be sure to flush out your brake system every few years and put in fresh fluid. They can rust internally as well. That old fluid can hold a bit of moisture.
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