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post #1 of 5 Old 12-02-2012, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
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rear brake lines

I am replacing all my rear brake lines. The main line from the front to the splitter on the axle is 1/4" line then 3/16th to each caliper. Can I use 1/4" to the calipers rather the the 3/16th or would be too large?

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no one have any idea if I can use 1/4" instead of 3/16" after it splits to the calipers?

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I'd stick with what was on there originally.

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It won't make a difference if you use " line or 1" line. Brake fluid doesn't compress. Since the volume of fluid transfer is minimal, the small increase if brake line diameter won't likely make a detectable performance difference.

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It won't make a difference if you use " line or 1" line. Brake fluid doesn't compress. Since the volume of fluid transfer is minimal, the small increase if brake line diameter won't likely make a detectable performance difference.
That is what I was thinking. But I am asking due to the fact is is the braking system and do not want to guess.

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