How to Install Stainless Steel Brake Lines

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Brake lines have significant role in car breaking performance. When brake fluid gets hot it puts extensive pressure on normal brake lines, Due to this, brake lines start bulging and make car brakes soft. In order to prevent this dangerous situation, many car enthusiasts and communities of street racing have started making changes in brake lines. Most of them now use stainless steel brake lines and increase the level of vehicle’s safety. Average installation cost of stainless steel brake lines ranges from $1000 to $2000. You can save this cost by installing these brake lines all by yourself. Gather these tools and follow the given instructions to get the work done.

  • Torque wrench
  • Drip pans
  • Flare nut wrenches
  • Pliers
  • Rags
  • Impact wrench
  • Jack stands
  • Stainless steel brake line kit
  • Socket wrenches
  • Box wrenches
  1. Remove Wheels and Rubber Brake Line

To remove wheels of your car, put jack stand beneath your car. When it gets in a stable position, unscrew lug nuts of wheels. Select rear rubber brake line to remove and keep notes of how original brake line was placed. It is important, as it will guide you at time of installation of new stainless steel brake lines. Carefully put drip pan under caliper so leaking fluid does not harm the surface.

Try your best to keep it away from painted body of vehicle otherwise paint erodes. Start un-screwing bolts and brake lines by using flare nut wrench. Next, remove brake line clip with the help of pliers. After its removal, put brake line clip in drip pan and place the same pan under brake tube.

  1. Install New Rear Line

Now attach new stainless steel brake line to caliper with the help of 13mm wrench. The torque should be of 17 ft-lb. Before you attach the clip move the brake line at the rear of sway bar. Now you need a 10mm wrench to screw it. It should not be over tightened. Before wrapping up, check reservoir and add brake fluid if necessary. If your vehicle needs a new reservoir, you can purchase it from our online auto parts superstore.

  1. Install Front Rubber Brake Line

After removing rubber brake line from front wheel, install new one on caliper with the help of crush washers. New brake line should be placed exactly like the original one. Replace clips by using 10mm wrench and it should be at the torque of 11 ft-lb. Once it is installed, remove jack stand, replace wheels, and take your car out for a test drive. We guarantee that you will be able to stop car now.

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