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Stainless steel brake line recommendations?

Postby 07miata » Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:38 pm

What stainless steel brake lines do folks use for the NC Miata? I tried the Goodridge but they don't fit the rear calipers well so I'm looking for recommendations from folks who are actually using them.
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Re: Stainless steel brake line recommendations?

Postby skeeler » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:39 am

I'm running the Goodridge with no problems.
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Re: Stainless steel brake line recommendations?

Postby 07miata » Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:36 am

Thanks for the response skeeler. The connection to the rear caliper doesn't actually sit flush against the rear caliper on mine, although I could probably grind them down to make them fit. It seems the brake line connector is slightly too large to sit in the "notch" on the caliper so it needs to go in at an angle. I've installed SS lines before so I think I know what I'm doing (been wrong before though :oops: ). I started at the caliper to make sure the lines weren't getting caught-up in the banjo fittings or anything. I didn't cross-thread anything as the stock lines went back in perfectly.
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Re: Stainless steel brake line recommendations?

Postby grippy » Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:59 am

I had to open up the notch in my rear calipers a bit for the line to fit in correctly also. No big deal just a PITA.
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Re: Stainless steel brake line recommendations?

Postby 07miata » Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:56 am

Thanks grippy, that makes me feel better. :) Maybe I'll give it another shot at my next fluid draining and see how it goes. Any recommendation on what to use to grind down the caliper notch? I've got metal files and drills but no die grinder (which I'm guessing is the way to go?). Thanks for the help all!
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Re: Stainless steel brake line recommendations?

Postby grippy » Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:59 am

I just used a file, it takes a little time but it is nearly impossible to remove too much material with a file. It really does not need to be too accurate, just a clearence slot to guide the line.
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Re: Stainless steel brake line recommendations?

Postby 07miata » Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:46 am

Thanks, I'll give it a shot.
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