Gen3 braided stainless brake lines

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  1. 98SF19

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    Ugghh . . . these bastards are nowhere to be found! Has anybody found a set that works on the G3?
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    There was a run of them made up custom many years ago, but I doubt any are still around. Which is too bad, as I would not mind shifting to them myself. :)

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    Take a set of new brake lines to a hydraulic hose shop and have them make a set.
     
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    Would it be more cost effective to try and whip up a group buy for these? My nagging to Koni may have contributed to the recent run of coilovers (at least the timing was coincidental). But for the braided SS brake lines, it sounds like there are many more places that could do the work. I'll drop a line to Matt and maybe the group buy feeler section.
     
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    Anybody else interested in this? Please chime in!
     
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    I would pick up a set if the price is half reasonable, just to put on when the ones I just had done die.

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    Totally interested!
     
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    We might have to grab this one by the horns ourselves. We should each see what local shops want for making a single set and whether they'd be willing to negotiate a group buy. Should we focus on all 4 wheels or just fronts? This would likely be somewhat low on car project priority for me, but better to get it moving along while it's on our minds.
     
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    I do not see the point in doing just the fronts. When they go, any or all go.

    pax, smn
     
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    Agreed all four. Nothing close to my area, but I could stretch out a couple of hundred miles.
     
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    For me, I don't think it would be worth going so far out to find a shop. Newberg, you have hydraulics shops near you? I'm sure there are at least 1 or 2 around me, but unless we can get a few more on board, the cost of shipping will probably eat up any price adjustment. I would say let's ask Bizzy for the green light on a group buy post, but seeing as how I had posts in Gen 1/2 and Gen 3 forums pointing to a gauging interest post for something else deleted, I'm a bit hesitant (and confused . . .)
     
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    You could take one new front and one new rear to a pick and pull that has mid 2000s Jaguars, see if one of those would fit, DOT certified versions get you away from fatigue concerns.

    On my Gen 2 I always ran them on the rear, not the front, to improve rear brake bias/response.

    Doesn't look like Gen 2 rears would fit Gen 3, and I know the front lines changed quite a bit.
     
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    No, no hydraulics shops near about. I live in the sticks on Vancouver Island. Might be something down Victoria way that could do this kind of thing, but I have no idea which shop would be good or what kind of cost we would be looking at.

    pax, smn
     

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