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Stainless Steel Brake Line

Discussion in 'Wheels/Tires/Brakes' started by novanutcase, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. novanutcase

    novanutcase FEOA Member

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    I swapped in a set of Rear Disc Brakes from a '92 GT into my wagon and have been looking to swap out the rubber Brake lines with a set of SS ones. My question is is there a difference in regards to the front brake lines between ZX2's and regular Escort sedans and wagons? How about the 2nd gen vs 3rd gen lines?

    I ask because since I have 2nd gen rears and 3rd gen fronts I'm going to need to do a mix and match if they aren't compatible along all years.

    John
  2. Swift

    Swift FEOA Donator

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    I had 2nd gen car with 3rd gen front subframe and brakes, out back 2nd gen gt disks. 3rd gen struts all the way around.
    Ordered gt stainless lines and all was fine, except the hanger on body for the switch from hard to soft lines had to be shaved slightly to allow retaining clip in groove.
  3. 1993tracer

    1993tracer FEOA Member

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    Just remember stainless lines are high maintenance.... They are going to need to be checked regularly like on the race cars they are normally used on. I understand even the super cars still use rubber lines for street driving.
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  4. 04Svt

    04Svt FEOA Member

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    If you do custom lines just don’t make them too long for brake systems. They have a tendency to balloon if they are long from what I’ve heard.

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