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Hi Guys!

I know this is a well answered topic but all the threads were old, so I'm starting a new one.

I'm in search for braided brake lines for my car, and of course I have a twist... Mainly talking about the front lines now. As we know the front line normally is a shorter piece, with female fittings on both ends. What I was thinking of (and seen it done elsewhere!), why can't the front line replace the rigid tubing from the strut to the caliper, too? The line would then end with a banjo bolt on the caliper side and go right to the caliper. It would have a rubber piece on it, which looks just like a female fitting, so it can be properly attached to the strut (see attachment!). I've seen this on many many cars, even on retrofits of these exact calipers. What do you guys think? It would be made on order, but HEL and CP Racetech can do it within the standard price, they said its no problem, but I have to provide the length which I would, of course. Also the question is, which brand to go for? I've heard HEL makes them the correct size on 2nd and 3rd tries (I don't have the time for it now), and also CP is cheaper...

Any advice would be highly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Best regards
Dave
 

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I think you should do the rears as well. As I understand it the braiding stops any expansion or bulging in the rubber pipes, if you just put braided hoses on the front then they will be able to take more pressure and put more stress on the rear rubber ones, and so making the rears more likely to expand or bulge.

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Of course I'm doing the rears as well. I'm only talking about the fronts in the question.. I'm getting a kit. Anyone else on the banjo thing?
 

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Sorry. I was confused about the 'mainly taking about the front' statement. My bad.

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Be careful, I had some braided lines. They were slightly too long, vibrated under braking causing a noise and corroded much quicker as a result of the vibration.

Best to stick with standard spec unless there are universally agreed good ones
 

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I think you should do the rears as well. As I understand it the braiding stops any expansion or bulging in the rubber pipes, if you just put braided hoses on the front then they will be able to take more pressure and put more stress on the rear rubber ones, and so making the rears more likely to expand or bulge.

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Fitting braided hoses on the front won't increase the pressure on the rears!

The pressure will be the same throughout the system irrespective of whether the hoses can expand or not.
 

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Fitting braided hoses on the front won't increase the pressure on the rears!

The pressure will be the same throughout the system irrespective of whether the hoses can expand or not.
I stand corrected. Although I think doing the four covers all the bases.

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