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Old 06-08-2011, 07:35 PM
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Stainless Brake Lines: DOT approved or not????????

So i just made a set of front stainless steel brake lines by using a local racecar shop. I spent $65 as oppossed to $120-$200 for DOT aprroved kits.
They are not cheap lines or fittings but they are not DOT approved. My family does travel with me in my truck, so i thought i would ask your thoughts.

Are these brake lines really inferior or have some companies just not spent the money to have them DOT aprroved?? R&D and approval does cost money!

Has anyone ever had stainless lines fail? They have to better than to the stock rubber lines!?

I hear big lawsauits can happen if you wreck and they can pinpiont your brake lines. I find this very hard to believe!

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Old 06-09-2011, 10:21 AM
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If made correctly they should be fine that said..Mine are DOT...I'm supprised they sold you non DOT for the street..
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well he got them made....so they arent DOT approved and thats what he is asking, do we think he will be alright to trust the stainless steel lines he got made?

i think thats what he is trying to say...good luck man i dont have any advice just wanted to clear up the question
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Thats why I said they should be fine...question seemed clear..maybe my answer wasn't?
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Whoops. Sorry. Disregard what I said then. Haha I don't know what I read.

I would think you could trust them. I went to a hydraulic shop for my fuel pressure gauge line to the test port and there part I got made is alot more heavy duty than the ones they sell online. So I think you should be good
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to clarify, these were NOT custom made hydraulic lines. I bought universal 27" stainless brake lines with one built in 45 degree end, one fiiting to tie into existing hardlines and one banjo fiitting to the caliper. The use AN -3 pressure fittings that are tightened using 7/16 wrench. Mine were made and packaged by Allstar brake lines, a very large company. They use these in race cars, trucks and any other racing application.

If a guy can trust these going 150mph in a racecar then i am thinking they can stop my truck at 60 mph.
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Old 06-10-2011, 04:21 AM
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I am no expert but I would think as long as you have the correct pressure rating, flares and banjo fittings you should be ok.
I am trying to find a way to do that now with the after market brakes on my race car. They make flexible SS hoses with the correct fittings, but they are not cheap.
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