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      12-29-2008, 08:45 PM   #1
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Stainless Steel Brake-lines

Why didn't BMW include these as standard equipment? If they are worried about crack or bending could they just wrap them in plastic like the after-market ones (i.e. SST) to reduce the risk of fraying from rubbing that BMW might be worried about? These types of lines run about $100 for front and rear lines and everyone who has ever done this upgrade has said it makes a big difference in pedal feel. If it does and its such a small expense, couldn't BMW just add $100 or so to the MSRP and throw them on?

Is there some downside to upgraded steel performance break-lines that I am unaware of that BMW is aware of other than money that has led them to avoid them?

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      12-30-2008, 12:32 PM   #2
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BMW has gotta put the brakes on somewhere to control the costs. I think they also know people who are serious trackers will mod the brakes anyhow.

I ordered some and will put on in the spring.

I am pretty sure neither the M5/M6 have SST brake lines. They certainly do have better brakes.
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