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      10-05-2009, 05:23 PM   #23
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I can't tell for sure whether you notice the difference with steel brake lines on the track. Definitely changing the fluid and pads makes a difference. All that said, without going the full BBK route, I would do all three if I were tracking -- SS lines, fluid and pads. As far as mods go, it's something that you can do yourself.
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      10-05-2009, 10:45 PM   #24
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I bought SS lines but haven't had the chance of installing them. Although I did flush my fluid with Montul 600 prior to my trackday this past weekend. The weekend was rainy and cool, so didn't really beat on the car too much...

Will report back next time I go on the track if fluid alone is good enough. If the pedal feel worsens during the day I will add the SS lines to see the difference.
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Are you referring to the pair of hoses (#7) here?



These hoses are easily accessible, the subframe does not need to be touched.

The AP kit came with all 6 hoses, I would assume Goodrich is doing the same for those that purchase seperately.
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I bought SS lines but haven't had the chance of installing them. Although I did flush my fluid with Montul 600 prior to my trackday this past weekend. The weekend was rainy and cool, so didn't really beat on the car too much...

Will report back next time I go on the track if fluid alone is good enough. If the pedal feel worsens during the day I will add the SS lines to see the difference.

Any updates?
How long are the rear lines? Particularly #7 and were you able to get the #7 lines out easily? They look pretty short on the EAS page: http://www.ecstuning.com/ES257353/

Thinking about doing this next. Thanks.
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Most will likely not notice the difference in feel until the car is being pushed a bit. some cars will notice it right away, even in street driving. It depends what the stock cars oem brake lines look like in design. Some newer cars with larger brakes are using more hard lines near the wheels with only small flex sections where needed. Some of these cars may not notice it on the street, but the stainles lines are always good food for thought while tracking a car.
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I just received my Goodridge kit today and don't see any washers. I don't see any washers in this diagram either.

That's odd? I guess all the mating surfaces are perfectly seated.
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I just received my Goodridge kit today and don't see any washers. I don't see any washers in this diagram either.

That's odd? I guess all the mating surfaces are perfectly seated.
where did you get the kit,and does it have any protective coating over the stainless?
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where did you get the kit,and does it have any protective coating over the stainless?
Tire rack. It doesn't say in the product description, but it does appear to have a thin, clear, rubbery coating over the braided stainless.
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Did you actually install the mid-section that comes with the rear lines in that set? My understanding is that replacing the mid-section requires dropping the rear subframe, which is kind of an excessive thing to do just for the lines. My Stoptech SS kit does not have that section for that reason.
The two lines from the chassis to the subframe can be installed without moving the subframe. You just need to allow yourself plenty of time and not rush the job.
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I'll be replacing my rotors, pads and flushing the fluid next week. My car has 70K km (or about 45K miles). I will be installing the Stop Tech SS Brake Line kit that I have been putting off installing. Now is a good time. I'm sure my brake feel will improve but I'm also sure it won't be from the lines. I've also done about 6 or 7 track days with this car and I've noticed the brake pedal getting mushy towards the end of the day. Hopefully the new brakes (OEM Rotors and EBC Green pads) will deal with this. Nothing scarier than feeling your brakes go away at 140mph braking at the end of the Andretti Straight at Mosport.
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I bought and installed this set: http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E90-M3-...ines/ES257353/

As long as it they are SS, made to fit and have a protecting coating, pretty much all the lines are the same to me.
Did you actually install the mid-section that comes with the rear lines in that set? My understanding is that replacing the mid-section requires dropping the rear subframe, which is kind of an excessive thing to do just for the lines. My Stoptech SS kit does not have that section for that reason.
The mid section does not require to drop the subframe.
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