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Old 16th December 2010, 10:42 PM
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I've been looking at the various rubber, stainless braided and braided pvc covered colour brake pipes. Has any body used the DIY braided kits before, are they any good or am I better off buying pre crimped parts?
I'm building a very budget car with the idea being the cheaper it is the quicker I can afford to build it. How ever the brakes are the only part I'm not scrimping on as it could end up doing a few track days.
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Old 16th December 2010, 10:50 PM
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Peeps keep saying it's cheeper to DIY.. (on the sierra) but each end is about 8 and on the sierra there are 12 on the 6 line kit. so I don't see how it stacks up against a prebuild costing 60.

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Old 17th December 2010, 12:01 AM
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euro quip ends are 3.30 each in rally design i got some today think it cost me 40 to do all the braided lines on my car.
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Old 17th December 2010, 10:52 AM
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euro quip ends are 3.30 each in rally design i got some today think it cost me 40 to do all the braided lines on my car.
ye me too bout 50 quid with 4m of stainless hose 4 calliper fittings and 4 bulk head fitting with nuts 3 t pieces and 10 m10 nipples
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Old 17th December 2010, 12:14 PM
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Same as Ash, its nice quality stuff too

only downside is when you are mucking about with the freshly cut end and some of the braiding sticks into your finger like a needle
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Old 17th December 2010, 12:30 PM
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Not specced up anything recently but these people (who were local to me at the time) made me up some braided brakelines for my motorbike for way less than i could buy a kit.

May be worth a call?

http://www.thinkauto.com/
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Old 17th December 2010, 09:08 PM
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60 for all fittings and 3mtrs of stainless braided hose,mind your finger ends on the braid when you put the ferrules in.
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Right braided hose it is then.
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Old 17th December 2010, 10:38 PM
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Ive used the diy stuff before its great the trick is to wrap the area you want your cut with a good helping of electrical tape then grip it in a vice (gently ) and use a thin grinder disc with a little tension from the other hand.

Great results every time !
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when you order them make sure you order some extra olives, dont ask how i know
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