I wonder how practical/useful it would be to wrap the SS lines w/tape
(duct?) to keep the elements out? Just a thought.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Sirota <email@example.com>
To: William Schenker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Paul Czarnecki <email@example.com>; Team.Net <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 1999 12:27 PM
Subject: Re: Stock Category brake lines
> William Schenker wrote:
> > Why would stainless steel be MORE prone to wear and abrasion than OEM
> > rubber? I'd think it'd be the opposite!
> Because little bits of grit and grime get inside the braiding while
> driving in the rain, snow, mud, or other messy stuff. Then as the
> hose flexes (as it does whenever you turn the wheel or hit a bump),
> that trapped grid abrades both the braided steel and the hose inside.
> Braided steel brake lines are great for race cars, where they are
> regularly maintained and rarely driven in ugly conditions. They're not
> such a hot idea for street-driven vehicles.