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Upgraded brake lines

The brakes are definitely the weak link in my Ranger. I'm putting the cobra discs on the rear and something better on the front. Is it worth it to upgrade all the lines too?

If anyone has done it can you tell me how cheap/easy it was? What did you use and what improvement in feel did you get?

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Drilled and slotted rotors
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^^agreed

also when is the last time you bled your brakes? and replace the fluid?
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All done recently. the pedal feel has been terrible since new. I'm not asking about the other stuff, it is already getting upgraded. I'm just asking about the lines/hoses.
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Oh sorry
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If your pedal still feels terrible, Then you didn't bleed your brakes right, or your pads or rotors are on wrong.
If your pedal is really spongy, re-bleed the brakes. Brake lines don't need replacing unless they're broke. Bigger lines won't help you any.
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There is not a problem with the system, it just doesn't have much feel and never has. Much of that comes from drum brakes which are getting replaced, but hoses that don't stretch as much can help. I'm asking if anyone who has switched over to braided hoses or the like can help me decide if it's worth it.
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your drums only do about 20% of the stopping power. 80% of the brakes used to stop your truck come from the front.
IMO its not worth going braided anywhere, but if you have the hankering to do so, then go for it.
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