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    Making stainless steel braided lines

    I am thinking about making my own stainless steel braided lines, they would be my leader lines to my bags (shockwaves) to go along with my polished stainless hard line.

    just wondering if anyone has experiences with this

    heres the line i am gonna use:

    http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

    fittings

    http://store.summitracing.com/partde...4&autoview=sku
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    this is exactly what i need to do for my hydrobooster, if you use aeroquip style fittings (aircraft approved) you should be fine

    heres a good how-to

    http://hydratechbraking.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=133
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    Thats the wrong stuff bro. thats the rubber lined hose used for fuel, not what you want to use. You need to use teflon lined hose, which summit does sell, but they don't sell the fittings for it (go figure). fittings for teflon lined hose come in three parts, the main fitting, the nut, and a sleeve. You slide the nut on first, then put the sleeve between the braid and the teflon, then you put the fitting in, and tighten the nut until it starts to get tight, then tighten the fitting onto the nut to avoid screwing up the braid. Look in your phone book for some local hydraulic shops. They will carry the proper fittings, and even line.

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    thanks for the how-to


    hmm, that is the hose the summit recommends for running compressed air. it looks like i got some investigating to do.
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    u dont need the teflon shit for air.. thats mainly for brake likes..

    ben.. ive used that shit before.. its really nice just pricey
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    Originally posted by slow 89
    u dont need the teflon shit for air.. thats mainly for brake likes..

    ben.. ive used that shit before.. its really nice just pricey
    thanks matt, did you have any problems with leaks at the hose ends at all?
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    Originally posted by slow 89
    u dont need the teflon shit for air.. thats mainly for brake likes..
    It is true that you do not have to use the teflon lined hose, but it is a better product. And will handle more pressure. And the cost is about the same. So why not use the better product ?
    And it is not mainly for brake lines. Brake lines are 3/16 (-3) or 1/4" (-4), and the hose is available in sizes up to 2" (-32). More and more people are using it for fuel lines also, because of some of the additives in fuel eat at the rubber lines.
    Matt, don't you have a how to on your site on assembling the lines ?
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    Originally posted by IRSd_mini
    It is true that you do not have to use the teflon lined hose, but it is a better product. And will handle more pressure. And the cost is about the same. So why not use the better product ?
    And it is not mainly for brake lines. Brake lines are 3/16 (-3) or 1/4" (-4), and the hose is available in sizes up to 2" (-32). More and more people are using it for fuel lines also, because of some of the additives in fuel eat at the rubber lines.
    Matt, don't you have a how to on your site on assembling the lines ?
    I purchased the fittings the other day, so once they get here (local places wanted tooooo much for the fittings) I'll be putting up that how to. The one posted above however is pretty decent and pretty much covers the same material.

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    I used the same stuff on most of my underhood. (the rubber stuff). It works great, looks great..no complaints. I will say to cut it right, for my select tools, wrap tape around the spot you are cutting and use a cutoff wheel in the grinder to cut it. Anything else seems to bend the braid and it is a bitch to fix.

    I have the teflon SS lines on my power steering and used the same method. The problem with those, they arent nearly as flexible as the rubber ones.
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    Originally posted by SlammedDime
    but they don't sell the fittings for it (go figure).
    After digging around a little, Summit does sell the fittings for Teflon lined hose: click me

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    thanks for all the help, now i am not sure what to use, i still might end up using the rubber just because of the bends that its gonna have to make. But i am not completely set yet, if any else has anything to add please do!
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