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Front brakes #1063855 09/12/13 03:21 PM
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wsquaredodie Offline OP
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Just read the 8/28 posts on brakes. Uneven wear for me was caused by partially seized up caliper pistons. In the process of full replacement, both sides, rotors and pads as well. Now for my call for help....I do not know what was in the minds of the engineers in 1993, but that little hard line between the caliper and the flex brake hose is just about the dumbest thing I could even think of. Does anyone out there have a part number, after market or not, of a flex hose that will go directly to the caliper? As I do not see a binding or rubbing issue if the hard line is bypassed, would love to convert.

Input please. I live in the rust belt and those little hard lines are front and center to corrosion. (3.0 4x4 sr5)

Thanks, Bill

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Re: Front brakes [Re: wsquaredodie] #1063856 09/14/13 03:23 PM
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I'm guessing one of the custom brake line shops should be able to build you one. You'll have to contact them and give them the specs. Hopefully, this will be a good choice of changing that hard line out to a flex line that doesn't lead to an accident. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

Maybe they could build that line in stainless steel? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

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Re: Front brakes [Re: BamZipPow] #1063857 09/16/13 01:07 PM
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wsquaredodie Offline OP
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Thanks. will check it out and post results. As to the stainless, my experience in the chemicals industry is that stainless needs to be the right grade for it to be effective. The varieties of crud on the roads, especially in the northeast, may make this a difficult quest. After all, look at the "stainless" exhaust systems that rot out. Another potential problem is that stainless alloys like to gall in the thread areas. It also dislikes bending. Would be interesting though.


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