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Old 03-10-2014, 10:55 AM
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Are custom brake lines DOT legal

I've been piecing together my brake line build over the last few weeks. Today I was told by a local shop it is not legal to build your own brake lines (dot/ insurance wise)...

Is it true that if I use stainless lines with Teflon core that ARE DOT compliant but build them myself they are technically not DOT compliant?

This doesn't make any sense, why would DOT compliant stainless brake hose rated at 3k psi be available to public if when the public builds it it's not compliant....

This is a major deciding factor in my build. I want to build them myself but if I have insurance issues because of it that's a problem


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Old 03-10-2014, 11:38 AM
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news to me.
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I've been piecing together my brake line build over the last few weeks. Today I was told by a local shop it is not legal to build your own brake lines (dot/ insurance wise)...

Is it true that if I use stainless lines with Teflon core that ARE DOT compliant but build them myself they are technically not DOT compliant?

This doesn't make any sense, why would DOT compliant stainless brake hose rated at 3k psi be available to public if when the public builds it it's not compliant....

This is a major deciding factor in my build. I want to build them myself but if I have insurance issues because of it that's a problem


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I got mine from Crown, here: Technical

And yes, be sure to get ones that are DOT legal.
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:34 PM
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But what this guy told me was if I make my own stainless lines (hose) using proper dot certified stuff it's still not dot compliant because I'm not a pro


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In any accident I don't see any insurance issue until they find out those lines aren't DOT. Is it that much cheaper to build them then buy them??
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If they are DOT approved and sold over the counter then I'm sure your fine. If not then stores would not be allowed to sell to the general public and you would need some type of license.

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