braded hoses

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braded hoses

by chris_p » Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:18 pm

After alot of messing around finally got some braded hoses to fit well the garage i use did, the thing is i am a little dissapointed with the pedal feel, i thought it would be firmer or higher up what influences this or am i expecting to much. Dont get me wrong when you plant your foot it really pulls up, any thoughts wellcome.
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Re: braded hoses

by Fraz » Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:24 pm

think your expecting way too much from simply fitting a set of hoses ...if you want better brakes fit bigger calipers and discs, Braided hoses just mean they last longer than the rubber ones ...and look better
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Re: braded hoses

by chris_p » Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:33 pm

Hi Fraz, didnt mention because they,ve been on for a bit i've got the lmf bigger disc's on the front, they are the black diamond drilled and grooved all round with the predator pads, thought it might be a case of me expecting to much just was going off what other people have said. Like i said does stop well!
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Re: braded hoses

by vinny_69 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:38 pm

it also depends on your tires and road conditions but my old V6 had mindex discs and pads plus braided front's and that stopped like it hit a wall given the ideal conditions, the braided lines do make the pedal more consistent when your feeling frisky maybe you need to replace your brake fluid
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Re: braded hoses

by chris_p » Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:41 pm

What would you replace it with ( and yes for the smarty pants i know with more brake fluid) but what type to get better feel from the pedal or am i being unrealistic again.
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Re: braded hoses

by vinny_69 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:43 pm

race speck is Dot 5 but i would just stick with some good fresh dot 4 flush all the crap out front and rear
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Re: braded hoses

by v6 steve » Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:45 pm

chris_p wrote:What would you replace it with ( and yes for the smarty pants i know with more brake fluid) but what type to get better feel from the pedal or am i being unrealistic again.

spoil sport :doh: ok and just before vinny does .. it

Brake Fluid :lol:
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