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Default Braided Steel lines, anyone run them?

I was thinking of redoing my brakes and I kinda wanted to run them on car. I remember it making a huge difference on my dirt bike when I installed them. Does anyone make some? Also if someone has run them, do they play nice with the computers in the car?
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I was thinking of redoing my brakes and I kinda wanted to run them on car. I remember it making a huge difference on my dirt bike when I installed them. Does anyone make some? Also if someone has run them, do they play nice with the computers in the car?
I have the goodridge lines and they are great imho, coupled with the motul rbf600 fluid I def noticed a difference
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I've got goodridge as well. However, I had a custom clear teflon sleeve put over the braids to protect them from road debris. This is something I'd recommend doing. The brake feel on the car stock is pretty good, but the lines will make a noticeable difference.

BTW, can our cars run anything higher than DOT4?
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were the lines a kit or will I have to cut them down myself?
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were the lines a kit or will I have to cut them down myself?
They are a kit, there are no lines that you can cut yourself, unless you have a machine to crimp the fittings. Inorder to get DOT approved lines they must be properly crimped.

Goodridges site only show applications for the 2.0T. However, I sent in my measurements for my V6 Aero and they sent me the correct ones. Not sure if it's the same as teh 2.0T though.
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Well then I suppose I'm in luck since I have a 2.0T then, how much did it run you?
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Well then I suppose I'm in luck since I have a 2.0T then, how much did it run you?
I'm actually a dealer for goodridge, but they only give me good deals when I buy in bulk. I just put in an order a couple months ago for 40-50 lines. However, I won't be putting in anymore orders anytime soon. I'm not sure what the retail price is, I'm guessing anywhere between $150-$200
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My brakes are fine, but when it's time. Those little things will be upgraded.
rotors, lines, pads.

this one is $160. hope its insulated.

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what you mean eIk p@rts or what ever it is?

EDIT: silly word filters
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im gonna order some some time but i was thinking this summer just a whole makeover including a flush rotors pads lines and fluid but they make a difference the pedal becomes much firmer.
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I was thinking of redoing my brakes and I kinda wanted to run them on car. I remember it making a huge difference on my dirt bike when I installed them. Does anyone make some? Also if someone has run them, do they play nice with the computers in the car?
I have the Goodridge brake lines installed on my car and they did make a little bit of a difference. However its not going to be a night and day difference since our cars brake setups are already pretty darn good stock.
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I have the goodridge lines and they are great imho, coupled with the motul rbf600 fluid I def noticed a difference
I also bought the Goodridge SS lines. Waiting for the EBC "red stuff" pads to arrive, then will install on the front & rear. Had these same SS lines & EBC pads on my '08 Corvette and really loved them.
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I also bought the Goodridge SS lines. Waiting for the EBC "red stuff" pads to arrive, then will install on the front & rear. Had these same SS lines & EBC pads on my '08 Corvette and really loved them.

They have EBC RED for the front and rear for the 345 brakes? Awesome
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Got them from: racepages.com Finally found them for the 345 mm fronts and should have them in by next weekend.
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BTW, can our cars run anything higher than DOT4?
read the manual. says DOT 4 only, do not use DOT 5.
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I run Goodridge SS lines on my car with EBC Greenstuff pads and EBC slotted rotors with PBR race fluid (still DOT4).

The difference is compared to stock is a more linear feel and I've yet to push my brakes hard enough to make them fade. The pads perform quite well cold and even better hot, not as much brake dust either.

Also, when fitting my brake lines, I retained the stock connections as the Goodridge ones didn't fit as well.
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