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Post by Guest on 20/1/2010, 7:52 am

just rang a shop about new brake lines for the esky, he said its legal to run braided lines from front to rear instead of steel line. As you will get better braking all round, Question it will only cost 700 bucks. Shocked So i decided to try a brake shop instead, no way is it legal, but it gets better he also told me that i can put a braided fuel line in to. Rolling Eyes I have decided to get new steel ones of both brake and fuel works out at 150 for both and i'll be sweet with the law.

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Post by Vannin on 20/1/2010, 8:17 am

Braided lines aren't road legal on anything in Victoria, even if they are aircraft certified.

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Post by Ltd van on 20/1/2010, 11:16 pm

According to ABS here in Seaford they can supply me with braided lines to replace the rubber lines between the caliper and the body and they are legal ??

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Post by Vannin on 21/1/2010, 12:28 am

Braided Lines are one of the things on imported cars that must be replace for ADR compliance.
Be it for a brake line, fuel or cooling... (even the braided covers to go over the hoses can be deemed illegal)
Only exception I have been made aware of is Turbo oil lines, a short section is permisible to a max length 300mm. But this was for Heavy Trucks.

As far as I am aware, the rules haven't changed.

Many aftermarket products claim to be legal, but are not ADR compliant or Aust Std compliant.

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Post by Vannin on 21/1/2010, 12:30 am

Had an 84 HD Sportster import a few years back, came factory with braided brake lines as one of the lavish extras....
Had to have them all replaced for normal Harley Rubber ones........

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Post by Ltd van on 22/1/2010, 11:57 am

Went down to the local Brakes plus store today and asked him about the braided lines and was told providing they are manufactured by an approved supplyer to the correct standards they are legal but i will check with my engineer next week and see what he says

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Post by BRUTLE on 1/2/2010, 8:58 am

Nothing will give you more efficient brakes then steel lines..... the only reason you need a flexable hose in the system is to allow for suspension travel or free movement for steering . in NSW as per everything if it isnt original equipment of equivalent or it doesnt fall under the "owner certified modification" rules then you WILL need an engineers report & braided line fall into the latter .

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Post by Ramble on 1/2/2010, 10:59 am

I got one for you about spare parts shops. get this.
I went to a local branch of a HUGE chain of spare parts shops known as R#$CO.
I ask the KID, behind the counter for an exhuast flange gasket for a holden 202 red motor for my son inlaws tunner.
Belive it not this kid had to look through 3 (thats right 3) books then get on the computer for 5 minutes only to tell me if i wantyed one he would have to order one in, "about 2 days, maybe"
I said your kidding right?..
He looked at me and just said "no"
WTF? You used to be able to find them in a butchers shop (slight exagaration, but ya get my point)

Left in discust and went to the oldest servo in town. ask and you shall recieve.. from on the wall behind the counter where there are half a dozen hanging.
what is the world comming too

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Post by Guest on 1/2/2010, 11:44 am

You should try to get, 1.6 escortmotor parts
Super crap, what sort of car sir
Repo, thats to old we dont stock old stuff.
rare stairs, that will be 1,000 for the pistons 500 for the gaskets.And it will take 6mths to get. affraid

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Post by Ramble on 1/2/2010, 12:44 pm

I dont know if just that iam used to Ol style parts stores or not or iam just remeniceing about the past.
maybe its because the cars we guys are into now,werent so old then and parts were common for them.
Where i used to live in the late eightys there was a shop called ROBBO"s spares and the guys behind the counter used to say if the car was built in australia they have ALL parts in stock.
Plus they were also agents for freedom accesories which did all those neat fibreglass bits from scoops to roof spoilers and roof consoles.
happier days

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