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#16 Old 03-16-2002, 06:19 PM
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http://www.cyberauto.com/

Price is even cheaper here, but I wonder why it's only for coupe and 4-cyl. :???:
If it comes in coupe and 4cyl applications, it should be fine for the V6 too I think, because the rear brake assemblies are the same (for disc brake).

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Im definitely getting the TechnaFit lines! $105 US for reputable SS lines with choice of colored teflon coating! mint... thats way cheaper than the $300+ CAN for custom Earl's lines from Ultimate Racing.

good stuff. the price is only $10 US more straight from the Technafit website.

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Doh... no Gen4 applications.
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Im definitely getting the TechnaFit lines! $105 US for reputable SS lines with choice of colored teflon coating! mint... thats way cheaper than the $300+ CAN for custom Earl's lines from Ultimate Racing.

good stuff. the price is only $10 US more straight from the Technafit website.

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Ratko, I'll order with you. We'll talk on ICQ

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When I was trying to organize one, there wasn't enough interest to warrant a group buy on the brake lines.

I also heard from someone (I think Justin), that somene in Cali driving a GS was killed because of the failure of Goodridge (I think) brake lines. Anyone else know about this????

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Im definitely getting the TechnaFit lines! $105 US for reputable SS lines with choice of colored teflon coating! mint... thats way cheaper than the $300+ CAN for custom Earl's lines from Ultimate Racing.

good stuff. the price is only $10 US more straight from the Technafit website.

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Dude $300 CDN for brake lines sounds WAY OFF... someone from TeamSC3 said he can get them custom made at a local shop for USD$120 or so...

Ok seems like I'll miss out if I'm not ordering it with you guys... Sounds like a possible groupbuy for all of us Torontoians??
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GB sounds good!

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Hmmn.. well, I guess the gen4 and solara people are out of luck.

Anyways, about stainless lines:
http://www.seansa4page.com/resource/brakelines.html

Please read it. It's important info. =)

For those that don't want to read, essentially, stainless steel brake lines are actually only braided in stainless steel. The lines themselves are actually Teflon. Failure happens when the stainless braid chafes on the fragile Teflon and the line ruptures - stainless lines are also hard to check up on because they're covered up by the braid - whereas rubber lines can be visually inspected fairly easily.

It also notes that racing applications usually don't have this problem because lines are replaced at the end of each season and inspected before each session.

If you guys do go with stainless lines, please install them correctly (no kinks, no rubbing) and check up on them often. I'm sure no one here wants TN to lose any members. Of course, it's unlikely that all four would fail at the same time.

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BTW, for further reading: http://www.nsxprime.com/FAQ/DIY/brakelines.htm

This NSX owner apparently had installed lines for his Mustang, sold the car, and later found out that the new owner got into an accident after one wheel completely lost braking power. Just food for thought.
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Hey thanks for posting up the links for us. Now I know there are more things to take precaution of.

I used to think I can tackle changing the brake lines myself but I guess I should take it to a mech to make sure the job is done right.
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Theres a shop here in town that sells stainless steel braided lines and Earl's fittings. They do custom brake lines to.

The stainless steel braided brake lines go for around $120 - $130.

http://www.amstreetrod.com



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Just got mail back from RMM, and like you guys said, they have no source, so no group buy from them.

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Welp, here's the official reply from NipponPower:
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Goodridge does not have specs to make the 92-96 Camry lines yet. They hope to have something done by the end of this year. If you need them quickly, you can send me a sample (someone's set of lines) and I can have Goodridge make them for you. If you can get me a set plus 10-15 people, I can do them for $99.95 per set as long as they are 4 lines only.

Let me know.

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What do you guys think?
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Hmm...

What about the Technafit lines? They seem like a good idea.
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Technafit does have the better price IMHO, at least without a group buy. However, their apps don't cover gen4 and Solara (though I'm the only one who seems to be crying about this, haha). I guess we'll just put ss lines on the back burner for now, at least for non-gen3 owners. =)

Maybe some other time.

Anyone up for some Brembo rotors? I need a source...
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Anyone up for some Brembo rotors? I need a source...
www.kvrperformance.com

Outlets in Miami, FL and Ottawa, ON as far as I know. That's where I got my Brembo cross drilled rotors from.

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