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Braided brake lines vz ss

Discussion in 'VZ Holden Commodore (2004 - 2006)' started by blackteeth, May 13, 2019.

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    i got safebrake braided hoses on the ute they use to be sponsors on here and give a discount to jc members put them on about 3 year ago no probs
    and nothing wrong with HEL braided brake and clutch hoses got them fitted on my bike
    also goodridge are very good too or you can go to your nearest brake business they will make them or get them
     
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    I have Safebrake on the rear and another brand on the front. Fronts were made up by a bloke in Melb or Syd. I'm happy with both. Difference in stopping was amazing. Braids all round made a big improvement on my ute brakes.
     
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    Shouldn't matter what braided lines you use, as long as they're ADR approved, otherwise the car is unroadworthy and you run into insurance issues etc... HEL should be a good bet though.
     
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    I was told that braided lines were illegal.l my mate just got his calipers done up. and thay told him thay were illegal ??
     
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    They used to be illegal but AFAIK the rules changed and approved braided lines are now ok. IIRC they were illegal because they were concerned about backyarders making brake lines that might not be safe.
     
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    I have a wagon and am having trouble finding bearded lines for the rear
     
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    What are you driving? I thought pretty much model Coms were covered?
     
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    Cheers, I think ill go with the HEL lines just because they have lifetime warranty, Safebreak only has 5 years. I did go to a place here that makes the lines but they wanted 90-110 per line, was cheaper than buyin em from supercheap and all that too, so woulda been about 5-600 for a set. Looking forward to chuckin em on!
     
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    No traction control
     
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    I don't think it matters but the SafeBrake are made in Malaysia for an Australian company. The quality seems as good as any. I didn't mind spending a little more thinking they were locally made only to have the parcel come from overseas since they only stocked the main ones, not VX with Harrops. Haven't installed yet, look neat on shelf.
     

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