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Hi all

I'm going to replace the front brake hoses on my 98 ph2 gtv 3.0 v6 and have ordered these (275mm)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151885453817?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

But according to fiatdalys these are the ones I need! (435mm)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ALFA-ROME...517702e&pid=100005&rk=5&rkt=6&sd=151885453817

Having looked at my car the ones I ordered should be fine but just wanted to check with you guys?! And why don't the hoses fit onto the calipers there looks like there is a solid brake pipe attached betwwen the hose and caliper.

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If you have the metal pipes between the caliper and strut, I would recommend sticking with them and the shorter hoses.

People fit braided hoses on the basis they are more rigid than rubber hoses. Having the metal pipes between the caliper and strut gives you even better stiffness for half the distance.

When I fitted 305mm discs and calipers ( Alfa 166 ) to my TS, I made up the copper piping from the 166 caliper to the strut to use the V6 short hose as I didn't want to use braided hoses ( which I personally do not recommend ). You can see the pipes I made in this photo - http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums.../2015-07-06_12-27-06_DSC_0095_zpsyfhjnb10.jpg . I now have flexible hoses that are half the length of the standard TS hoses and I really do not miss braided hoses at all.
 

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Oh thats interesting, I have ordered the shorter hoses which screw onto the metal pipe from the strut. It just seems strange to me that there is solid metal brake pipes attached to the calipers when they are pivoting around!

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