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The Benefits of Braided Stainless Steel Hoses in Our Brake Conversion Kit

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Some of our kits, such as the 1962-1972 Mopar B-body and E-body High Performance Brake Conversion Kit, come with braided stainless steel hoses. If you've worked on vehicles before you may have seen the standard rubber brake lines and wonder why we use this stainless steel variation in our kits. There are actually many advantages to the braided stainless steel lines, but it's important to understand the differences between traditional rubber lines and these stainless steel lines first. 

The biggest difference is what's on the inside. These lines are responsible for sending brake fluid out to the calipers. Rubber hoses have a polymer lining to protect the rubber from the brake fluid, while stainless steel tubes use a Teflon coating on the inside. The movement of your braking fluid to your calipers plays a big role in the braking system of your car; stainless steel lines allow the fluid to move freely without expanding and weakening like you'll find in a rubber line. In the short term, this means a more responsive braking system, while in the long term you are at less risk of your brake freezing up on you. 

Plus, stainless steel brake lines just look better. They are the kind of lines you'd expect to see in a great muscle car! We include them because they improve the performance and the visual appearance of your vehicle. If you are working on a muscle car from the 1960's or 1970's, we probably have the disc brake conversion kit that you need for it and the stainless steel brake lines to go with it. Place an order with Pirate Jack today!