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    Default Brake Upgrading - Braided Brake Hoses?

    I am upgrading to GS Calipers and 13" rotors. Is it worth it to buy braided brake hoses? Do they really make you stop better or should I save the money and keep my original brake hoses?

    What kind?
    How much to pay?
    Where to buy?


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    This should help with your decision. The search feature is on the menu bar and help you find even more info about your dilema.


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    Default Steel lines

    I replaced the stockers with Goodrich ss braided lines while she was on the jacks and the rest of the system was off. The pedal feel is firmer and more consistent, and the ABS doesn't fire near as much.

    Many feel it's a waste, but I've wasted so much already that brake upgrade doesn't seem unnecessary. Hib Halverson Vette Guru likes them for the better feel.

    I don't see the downside except $125 and 2 hours work.

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    I have had the stainless lines for about 15 years. They felt 'harder', but the rubber ones were a bit aged and probably expanding under pressure.

    One statement mentioned in the referred thread and uttered by the factory that makes many boosters, ioncluding the hydro I installed.

    Like any friction force, "Braking effectiveness is a function of pressure and area applied". Going to larger rotors and pads increases the swept area and you might need a larger booster to fully utilize them. In some cases, your brakes may not be as effective with larger pads/rotors.

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    They are on my list of upcoming mods and will probably do the bias spring at the same time...

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