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Offline greenzeppelin

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Suggested Brake Line Kit supplier's?
« on: July 10, 2019 - 01:15:59 pm »
Good day everyone, back after a long absence!  :canada:

Does anyone have any recommendations or suggestions, negative or positive, for Brake Tube Kits?

I've been looking and can see a number of suppliers: YearOne, Classic Industries, SS Tubes, Classic Tubes, Mancini(did they change the site for the worst??), etc..

Hoping to hear anyone's experience with any suppliers good or bad and how the product quality ended up as.


Any help or insight is appreciated,

thanks in advance
Cody

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Re: Suggested Brake Line Kit supplier's?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019 - 01:19:16 pm »
As of late (over the last 5-8 years) I make my own lines, however prior to this I used some inline tube stuff which was good.

https://www.inlinetube.com/pages/product-list?year=5420768338871701650&make=5731768694316103777&model=5643470183098032595&submodel=null&ymm=1973|DODGE|CHALLENGER
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Re: Suggested Brake Line Kit supplier's?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019 - 01:53:49 pm »
i have this past weekend built the rear LH brake line with GearWrench/KD Tool# 2517 & Eastwood Flaring Tool# 25304. But was not very happy with the 2517 tool and its lack of close bends. My local auto parts stores didnt stock the Eastwood or Lisle plier style benders. The Eastwood tool up here in Canada was $309 (i just returned it). At a cost of under $200 for a stainless tube kit, i think ill go that way once determined the best supplier and shipping costs to Western Canada.
Cody

1973 Dodge Challenger 340, 4spd, 18x8 & 18x9.5

1989 Plymouth Reliant (K-Car!!) 2.5L, auto SOLD!

Offline 70chall440

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Re: Suggested Brake Line Kit supplier's?
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019 - 02:11:43 pm »
Yeah sometimes it makes more sense to buy than to make. Hard to compete with the price @ $200, its a deal.

I have spent quite a lot of money on tools because I have a lot of cars/projects so I knew I would use them many times. The best tool is the hydraulic flaring tool, once you get the hang of it makes awesome flares every time. I have all of the double flare and AN flare tools as well because I do some hard AN tubing from time to time. Bending the line is always a challenge and I have tried a lot of different devices to do this. The one I use the most is a plastic tubing bender, I think I got it at Home Depot to be honest. I made a tubing straightener which comes in handy as well. 
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

Offline 73440

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Re: Suggested Brake Line Kit supplier's?
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2019 - 09:17:25 pm »
I have bought a full set from Inline Tube also.
They looked good , but I have not installed them yet.
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Re: Suggested Brake Line Kit supplier's?
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2019 - 10:15:55 pm »
I bought and installed a SS Inline kit and the fit is good. Here's a wee trick you may find handy- put a small smear of a good copper antiseize on the tube end under the flare nut before you install them. The SS lines are harder than the old mild steel lines and they can be a biotch to get to seal without cranking the bejeezus out of the flare nuts and the antiseize makes that chore easier. You'll be glad you bought the set. Goos luck  :cheers: