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stainless steel brake line kit

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by marylandbigb, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. marylandbigb

    marylandbigb Member
    Messages: 87

    i have a 1997 ford f250 ext cab 8ft bed power stroke diesel 4x4 auto with a now converted straight front axle from an 1985 f350 does any one know if they make a complete stainless steel brake line kit and if so where?
  2. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    Just 6months ago i re-did all the brake lines on my dads 96 f-350. I looked and never found a KIT. I even went to ford. I had to buy a straight lines and bend them. It wasn't to bad of a job just took alot of time.

    BTW i didn't use stainless. Just normal brake line.
  3. mwalsh9152

    mwalsh9152 Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    another option instead of stainless is Nickel Copper alloy lines, it comes in a 25' roll and wont rot out, like stainless. You can also plumb an entire rear line in about 20 minutes using this line.

    I got it at Napa
  4. ZamboniHDB

    ZamboniHDB Senior Member
    Messages: 338

  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    That's all I use now. Brake, fuel, tranny lines. Much easier to work with, never touch it again.
  6. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    I've had pretty good luck so far with painted brake lines, they seem to be holding up much better to the elements compared to the typical galvanized lines. Stainless would be best-not quite sure why this isn't standard as part of a plow prep on trucks-it seems like a no brainer. I have lost brake lines a half dozen times on various vehicles, luckily none resulted in accidents. I think volvo makes their lines stainless from the factory-they have always prided themselves in superior safety.
  7. ZamboniHDB

    ZamboniHDB Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    If you go this route, don't forget that you need to double flare the ends.

    Just my .02¢
  8. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Advance sells plastic coated lines. I always spray mine down with Fluid Film to protect them. You pretty much can't buy prebent lines. You have to do it yourself.
  9. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    Use an empty spray paint can(or similar) to wrap the lines around. When I do my lines I cut the old ones out in sections so that I don't have to bend them getting them out. Then I match the new line with the old line on the garage floor and bend the new lines accordingly. Then the assembly can be slid under the truck and installed with minimal additional bending/tweaking.
  10. 84forddiesel

    84forddiesel Junior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 16

    Lmc truck sell stainless brake line kits.