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      11-28-2012, 05:22 PM   #1
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SS Brake Lines?

I'm planning on attempting on doing a full brake overhaul over the Christmas break from full fluid flush with Castrol SRF, putting on performance brakes kit including calipers and rotors and Cool Carbons.

Is it a good idea to get some SS brake lines whilst I'm at it?

I know that it's supposed to have improved pedal feel etc but I guess I'm worried about catastrophic failure of the lines which some people have spoken about.

Does anyone here run SS lines and/or have any feedback regarding performance and/or failure?

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      11-28-2012, 05:44 PM   #2
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I'm planning on attempting on doing a full brake overhaul over the Christmas break from full fluid flush with Castrol SRF, putting on performance brakes kit including calipers and rotors and Cool Carbons.

Is it a good idea to get some SS brake lines whilst I'm at it?

I know that it's supposed to have improved pedal feel etc but I guess I'm worried about catastrophic failure of the lines which some people have spoken about.

Does anyone here run SS lines and/or have any feedback regarding performance and/or failure?

Thanks
Hey buddy fwiw I'd recommend getting the Nashin kit from Pete. Price wise very competitive and performance wise first rate. Oh and they come with ss lines
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      11-28-2012, 05:58 PM   #3
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Hey buddy fwiw I'd recommend getting the Nashin kit from Pete. Price wise very competitive and performance wise first rate. Oh and they come with ss lines
Thanks Pav but unfortunately I've already bought my kit and it's been sitting in the garage for the past 2-3 months waiting for me to get some low dust/higher performance pads than OEM.

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      11-28-2012, 06:12 PM   #4
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      11-28-2012, 06:15 PM   #5
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I have some Goodridge brake lines for my 1M. Highly recommend getting some. Very good quality, same lines Brembo use in their BBKs.

When you get brake lines, make sure you get 6 piece ones and not 4 piece ones as the rear end has 4 pieces of hose and most kits only replace the outer lines and not the inner ones.
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      11-28-2012, 06:33 PM   #6
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Stoptechs here. Can't comment on pedal feel as I swapped over to castrol srf at the same time. Can say that combo led to a stiffer pedal with more progressive feel. Haven't had any issues so far.

You can always find horror stories about any mod if you look hard enough. If you're serious about improving track braking performance then SS would be mandatory IMHO.
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      11-28-2012, 06:45 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies guys!

Sounds like it's an overwhelming yes so I guess I'll order some now and hopefully the install goes ok haha.

Probably leaning towards the Goodridge ones. I like how they have a lifetime warranty. Not sure if the others do.
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Thanks for the replies guys!

Sounds like it's an overwhelming yes so I guess I'll order some now and hopefully the install goes ok haha.

Probably leaning towards the Goodridge ones. I like how they have a lifetime warranty. Not sure if the others do.
Alex quit yapping and get them done already before its going to be another 2-3 months hahahah
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      11-28-2012, 07:50 PM   #9
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Alex quit yapping and get them done already before its going to be another 2-3 months hahahah
Hahaha I know right.

I'm trying to order some Goodridge ones now. At least I've already ordered the pads so once everything arrives I'll be 100% ready for the attempted install job...

Hopefully I don't fk everything up otherwise I'm going to have to tilt tray my car to someone who actually knows what they're doing
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      11-28-2012, 10:23 PM   #10
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So... what's the plan with the stock 135i brakes?
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      11-28-2012, 11:45 PM   #11
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I got HEL braided lines from UK, made with ADR certification. Half the price than buying local. Pedal feel is excellent and stable on road and track.
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Are all SS brake lines covered with an outer layer of PVC/similar material to keep the dirt out?
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Are all SS brake lines covered with an outer layer of PVC/similar material to keep the dirt out?
They should be. And you can choose different colours for the PVC.
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      11-29-2012, 01:09 AM   #14
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So... what's the plan with the stock 135i brakes?
I plan on on selling them with the fresh pads that came with the kit.

Interested? =P
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Has anyone replaced their hydraulic clutch line(s) with SS lines?

A buddy of mine with a e36 M3 replaced his and was blown away with the increased clutch feel. He said it was a better improvement than when he did the CDV delete on his car.

Any thoughts?
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I plan on on selling them with the fresh pads that came with the kit.

Interested? =P
Don't you worry, Pat will be more than interested! lol
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I plan on on selling them with the fresh pads that came with the kit.

Interested? =P
Quite possibly I'll see how the stash of cash is holding up after my summer trip, if it's still for sale then haha...

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Don't you worry, Pat will be more than interested! lol
All your fault... damn you! Hahaha
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Froop, just wondering if you were able to get around to this yet. Let me know how the SS lines feel. I am in the market for some.
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      09-27-2013, 08:01 PM   #19
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Froop, just wondering if you were able to get around to this yet. Let me know how the SS lines feel. I am in the market for some.
All of my brakes parts are STILL waiting to be installed

Ended up just buying some ECS ones and will be going in with the BMWP brakes kit and some
Cool Carbons.

Should be going in hopefully within the next month with the coilovers, M3 rear end etc.
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Hay Alex your a track day addict, do yourself a favour and sell all your BMW brake parts and purchase a BBK they come with hoses, pads, and floating rotors.

After you fit RB turbos, the M3 rear end and sort out your suspension system you will need a BBK weather it be Nashin or something else.

I think I know you and I recon you have already thought of this just do it
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Hay Alex your a track day addict, do yourself a favour and sell all your BMW brake parts and purchase a BBK they come with hoses, pads, and floating rotors.

After you fit RB turbos, the M3 rear end and sort out your suspension system you will need a BBK weather it be Nashin or something else.

I think I know you and I recon you have already thought of this just do it
No money Pete! What are you trying to do to me?

It might be something I'll consider in the future but for the meantime I'll probably just get this kit installed first and see how it fares. Hopefully the Ti shims and F30 backing plates will help with keeping it a little cooler.
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No money Pete! What are you trying to do to me?

It might be something I'll consider in the future but for the meantime I'll probably just get this kit installed first and see how it fares. Hopefully the Ti shims and F30 backing plates will help with keeping it a little cooler.
Could always pick up a piston upgrade kit from Harold IF you get any cracking on the piston rings (or maybe even do it now that they're not installed? I think they're about 150 bucks). I have Ti shims, CC's, performance rotors and F30 backing plates. I've not tracked yet, only some hardcore bedding procedures and the setup felt really great after the pounding

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