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  • #3625
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    Looking into some braided brake hoses, and just wondering my options. Only a VS with VT front upgrade, so nothing extreme

    Safebrake, Goodridge, any others? Has anyone used these brands and are either any good?

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    Braided brake lines are readily available, but aren’t cheap. If you even half handy with tools, making up new steel hard lines is easy as and cheap. Actually a nice relaxing job.

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    What hoses did you use on your car? I know they aren’t “cheap” but well worth it. As for the hard lines I do plan to remake them all

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    Maybe UPC I think they are called but can be pricks to deal with…

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    sorry mate maybe I have miss read your post? I have braided lines to replace the rubber lines to the calipers, they were made up custom for me by PBR here in Adelaide. All the other lines are the ones I meant, they are all hard lines. Some people have had hard lines made when they move the ABS etc, they are the ones that can be very expensive.

    edited because of dumb ass iPad auto correct!!

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    Fuck UPC. They can EADC

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    All good, maybe I should’ve been clearer in saying I’m replacing the flexi rubber hoses with braided ones

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    The braided line that split rear brake line that didn’t come with my brake kit and had to buy extra I got from hopper stoppers

    Where good to deal with and new what they where talking about

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    Goodridge used to be good for evos and rexes, not sure if they make holden stuff. Been a few years since I used them but price was good, as was quality.

     

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    Goodridge hoses are pretty good they are barbed on the fitting end for extra strength when crimped to the braided hose. I work at Race Brakes Sydney and make the conversion front lines here and can make virtually any hose custom here as well. A pair of front commodore conversion hoses start from $150 a pair. We also carry the 3/16 hardline and the tube nuts in stock for your hard lines if needed . We are currently looking at sponsorship on this forum as we previously did with the Street Commodore forum.

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    I want to get braided all round on my ute as well, will upgrade booster whilst i am at it

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    We are currently looking at sponsorship on this forum as we previously did with the Street Commodore forum.

    We would be happy to have you guys on here :good:

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