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Toyota Minute Mod: Stainless Brake Line Protector


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A common upgrade on lifted Toyotas is the addition of longer brake lines, and these replacements are typically stainless steel braided lines. Braided lines provide firmer pedal feel because this type of line expands less than a rubber type line so more pedal pressure is converted straight to a pressure force at the brake cylinders or caliper pistons.

Plastic spiral wrap used

One downside to using stainless braided lines is that the outer braiding is usually more wear fragile than the stock rubber hose. If the line rubs on a shock or other nearby surface, the braid may eventually wear and split open. The braid provides much of the strength of the line so when it does tear there is danger of the inner lining bulging outward, which may lead to complete failure of the line.


Brake line wrapped with spiral wrap

To protect the stainless line I simply use some plastic spiral wrap available at most any electrical supply store. It is usually available in clear or black. The size I used was 1/2" o.d. wrap.

Add some spiral wrap as needed to your brake line to protect it from rubbing on any nearby surfaces.


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