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braided steel brake line sizing

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ryan22re, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. ryan22re

    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    is -4 too big for lines, you know the flexible ones? thats 1/4 inch for those who dont know...

    -3 would be 3/16...but i dont have a die to make them up...or any -3 line...

    i really cant see it being a problem, other than converting it to the calipers and such.
     
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    if you go from a small line to a larger one you lose pressure at the caliper. (i.e a 3/16" from the master to rear then a 1/4" from the 3/16" to the caliper.) you'd need to find some hydraulic formulas to find out exactly how much.
     
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    A bigger line is going to move less fluid unless you really increase the MC bore size. The pressure will be less where you need it.
     

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