Adding beefier brake rotors, calipers, pads, etc, will only help so much if your lines are soft and flex. Hydraulic fluid works best when it is confined to a constant volume. Regular rubber brake lines flex and can expand when the fluid is under pressure. This results in less than predictable braking and softer braking. Neither are what you want in any kind of performance driving situation. How do you fix this problem? With some Stainless Steel covered brake lines. The brake lines are essentially the same rubber lines as normal, only there is a woven mesh of stainless steel that covers that rubber. Then the stainless steel is usually covered in something so there is less chance of corrosion. The effects of this type of brake line is that the steel does not flex or expand. Therefore, the brake fluid can only to to it’s destination.
Turn-In Concepts SS Brake Lines
This results in very consistent and stronger braking. The first few drives with the new lines were definitely different. The brakes seemed to work much faster and harder than before. This just shows how soft and spongy the stock lines were. I chose the black color for the lines as I didn’t need these to be super “showy”. I just wanted the good performance from them. And I think the black actually looks better. But aesthetics are all subjective I suppose. The kit came with everything you need and mount easily. I also did a brake fluid change when I installed mine.
The lines were bought during a group buy from Turn-In Concepts. I’m not sure if they still make these brake lines anymore. But if they do, you should definitely buy them. I think I paid about $100.00 for the kit during the group buy. I would expect the price to be similar today.