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    stainless steel braided brake lines

    stainless braided brake lines
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    i dunno. Conversely, is there any valid reason to replace a solid line with a flexi line?
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    I can't think of a good reason for doing so unless the steel line is damaged. The benefit of stainless brake hoses is the resistance to expanding under pressure. Standard rubber hoses which are reinforced with either steel or nylon cording, have a much greater tendency to expand thus wasting some of the braking effort and pressure. Hoses are used where there is a need to accomodate motion in the suspension and steering. The ridgid steel lines are used where no movement is acting on the line because they are cheaper and more ridgid than even stainless hoses.
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    stainless brake lines
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    and the benefit would be....?
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    stainless braided brake lines
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    assuming that nothing is leaking now.. is that really a benefit?
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