In a message dated 07/06/01 12:05:35 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> I've noticed that the catalog listings for stainless steel braided brake
> usually say "for off-road use only". My question is, why? Is it just
> they are so different from the original equipment hoses that they have not
> (US) government approved? Or do they cause the brakes to exhibit behavior
> is undesirable for street use (although I can't imagine what that would be)?
One issue is, as was suggested, DOT approval, which may be lacking.
Beware however - braided Teflon lines can fail. Every time they flex the
inner liner moves a small bit inside the steel braid. Eventually - and this
may take several years - they wear through and leak (I've had this happen on
one of the race cars).
So they are not a one time last-forever solution.
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