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plastic brake lines???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by darkshadow, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. darkshadow

    darkshadow 1 ton status

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    anyone ever mess with that?
    i saw a guy in a gerage fixing some car with plastic brake lines witch used compression fittings?

    since i am messing with my brake lines right now wondering if it would be worth swaping it all over to this plastic stuff, nice not to have to worry about rusting lines and such.



    worryed about the psi braking needs of our trucks me=88 3/4 ton sub
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    na most likly fuel lines. ford is big on them. and some others are now doing it. if thay were black thats what it most likly was. yet a nother ford idea?
     
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    nah nah it was white hard lines
    i asked the guy as i was waiting for my buddy to get his rad.

    he said it all he uses now, it was a few years ago, he ran them to the rears then put them to the propotioning valve.
     
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    well you got me there. sorry cant help any more .:confused:
     
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    Interesting, never heard of it.
     
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    new one on me!

    I havent seen any plastic or nylon BRAKE lines,but I'd be one of the first to convert to them if there is such a thing!--I hate fixing rotted brake lines,not to mention LOSING the brakes when they pop at a critical moment!--Tranny lines rot in record time here too...I hope this new plastic line catches on--its about time they did something to end the corrosion problems with the steel tubing.. :crazy:
     
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    Heard of it for air brakes, never heard of it for hyd brakes. Might be worth looking into.
     
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    sounds like vinyl tubing which is NOT a good idea... some mechanics come up with cheap ways to "fix" things the easy and cheap way. and compression fittings are a VERY bad idea there only designed to hold like 300 or 500 PSI and your brakes will put out about twice that. Yes they will work but you never know when your gonna push that pedal down in traffic and nothing happens...
     
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    The plastic is used on sprint cars, speedway sells it. It's NOT dot approved. Might be ok for a trail rig, but not worth the risk for a street driven rig imho...

    LINK HERE
     
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    Yeah i will stick to good old steel brake lines...if they were gonna change them to something else it should be...aluminium or copper, but not plastic!!!

    dont you run them plastic lines near your headers son :haha:
     
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    oh> why not?
     
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    "Plastic" and "brake lines" should not be in the same sentence. Especially when there is compression fittings involved. IMHO
     
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    I ***think***

    it was some sort of comprestion fitting, i think

    it was a long time ago, and he had some sort of tool that conected the lines, i cant say for sure what it was.


    maybe if i am in the area one day ill go and ask him, it was simaler looking lines to what thor posted but i dont 8think* it was brass fitting like that.
     
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    both of those are bad too, just replace them with stainless lines as they rot
     

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