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Hey all. I tried searching but could only find stuff about how to install or how awesome aftermarket brake lines are. Just wondering if they serve a functional purpose or if they just look cool. Thanks!
 

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From what I heard or read somewhere that when you apply your brake, the fluid creates pressure inside the rubber tube; hence, making the tube somewhat expands. With the steel braided line, it limits that expansion which gives you greater pressure and you can brake faster and in shorter distance.

Not only that it serves that purpose, but there are cases out there where the rubber line got sliced, cut, or punctured, making it weaker as pressure builds inside the tube.

Don't quote me though, let the others confirm and give their 2 cents.
 

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From what I heard or read somewhere that when you apply your brake, the fluid creates pressure inside the rubber tube; hence, making the tube somewhat expands. With the steel braided line, it limits that expansion which gives you greater pressure and you can brake faster and in shorter distance.

Not only that it serves that purpose, but there are cases out there where the rubber line got sliced, cut, or punctured, making it weaker as pressure builds inside the tube.

Don't quote me though, let the others confirm and give their 2 cents.

What he said.....limits expansion under hotter temps and looks good too.
 

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Are they really make that big of a difference? Like the steering damper? Thanks to this thread, I'm now looking into getting one.

Not hijack this thread, but how much are people paying for the Galfer SS line front and back?
 

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feel is much better
Are they really make that big of a difference? Like the steering damper? Thanks to this thread, I'm now looking into getting one.

Not hijack this thread, but how much are people paying for the Galfer SS line front and back?
I have fronts for sale for 60 shipped in the FS section. New is 80 - 90 I believe. Rear is maybe 30-40. I wouldn't waste my money on the rear though.
 

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Are they really make that big of a difference? Like the steering damper? Thanks to this thread, I'm now looking into getting one.

Not hijack this thread, but how much are people paying for the Galfer SS line front and back?
yes they make a difference. a slightly more difference with better aftermarket brake pads. even more so with aftermarket brake rotors.
 

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There is a Group Buy going on on lines right now, check the GB section.
 

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at the track, after several laps you can get brake fade due to the lines expanding. With SS lines you get much better performance. They are well worth the money..I use HEL.
 

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yes they make a difference. a slightly more difference with better aftermarket brake pads. even more so with aftermarket brake rotors.
Kool. I have Vesrah front and back pads. I hope it's worth spending and not just my mind tricking me to think that's it's better.

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There is a Group Buy going on on lines right now, check the GB section.
Forgot about this. I'll check them out. Thanks!
 

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Kool. I have Vesrah front and back pads. I hope it's worth spending and not just my mind tricking me to think that's it's better.



Forgot about this. I'll check them out. Thanks!
i run vesrah pads up front.
how and where did you get a vesrah rear pad?

it is worth the spend. i use goodridge sbk tri-lines. alot better than stock, braking and feel wise, thats for sure.
 

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the steel lines also allow you to feel the feedback from you calipers
 

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Great feedback guys. Thanks for being so informative.

Good point JJH007. I see why it makes a huge difference now.

I believe I got the Vesrah Pads from Kurveygirl.com. If i remember correctly I got the RJL for $92.60 shipped.
 

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Why are you guys buying steel braided lines for the rear? Or trick brake pads for the rear?
I have a braided SBK Goodridge line for the rear. Everyones riding styles are different. I use my rear brake A LOT, so why not get a braided line? Better braking, more feel, less fade....plus they look pretty sweet.
 

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Hey all. I tried searching but could only find stuff about how to install or how awesome aftermarket brake lines are. Just wondering if they serve a functional purpose or if they just look cool. Thanks!
Thats wierd, I expected a certian mod to ask you if your search button was on?
 
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