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Stainless Steel Brake Lines

Does any body have a good recommendation for a manufacturer or supplier of stainless steel front brake lines for the later model Rangers (2008).

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are you looking for extended lines? the only ones i found were the ones from the RCD lift kit or you will need to have some custom made
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I have a set of extended ones for sale
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No, I dont need extended ones. The ride height on my tuck is stock...and will stay stock.
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To my knowledge no one makes them in stock length.
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I don't know if they'll still do it, but years ago when there was no kit available for my car I called the "Russell Co".
They manufactured stainless steel brake lines. I gave them the information they asked for and they custom
made a set of lines for me. As I recall it wasn't much more expensive than 1 of their kits.
Russell was purchased by Edelbrock in 2001. Why don't you call or Email them and see if they still provide that service?
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If you can get me pictures of the fittings on each end and the length you need, I can get them made for $40 a line.
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I got mine from kartek.

www.kartek.com
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If you can get me pictures of the fittings on each end and the length you need, I can get them made for $40 a line.
DOT approved?

Mine usually run a bit over 100 when i get lines made locally
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According to the shop that I priced them for they are.
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Why are you switching over to a different line your truck is brand spankin new?
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Yes, my truck is relatively new, I have had it for 8 months and it has 9000 miles on it. One of the fittings has come loose on the drives side front brake. The rubber hose is loose in the crimp on the fitting and is leaking brake fluid. I took it to a Dealer and get this "we could see that you are leaking brake fluid, but can not find out from where. If this continues bring it back in". WOW is all I have to say, so I am putting on some hawk HPS pads soon and was just going to do it right with the SS brake lines at the same time.
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As a follow up I have emailed Russel company that is owned by Edelbrock and am awaiting for their reply.
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DOT approved?

Mine usually run a bit over 100 when i get lines made locally
DOT apprived is ****. it doesnt mean they are any safer, just that they have a one in a million chance of being inspected. Ive seen lengths anywhere for 6 to 24 inches for around 20 bucks a line..
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Ive seen lengths anywhere for 6 to 24 inches for around 20 bucks a line..
Same here.
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DOT apprived is ****. it doesnt mean they are any safer, just that they have a one in a million chance of being inspected. Ive seen lengths anywhere for 6 to 24 inches for around 20 bucks a line..
not true. DOT lines have a silicon/plastic all the way around the line, keeps it from fraying and protects the line.
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not true. DOT lines have a silicon/plastic all the way around the line, keeps it from fraying and protects the line.
Agreed. If they are not DOT, I wouldn't run them. They are an inferior line.
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I used www.classictube.com when I upgraded to SN95 front brakes on my 89 XR4Ti. They did a great job, I couldn't be more pleased.

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that is a bad link.
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