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Old 03-21-2013, 07:07 PM   #1
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Default Brake hardlines slightly stripped threads safe?

I had SS lines that were defective, and they ended up stripping off about 1/3 of the threads. Got a revised set of SS lines and I had to really tighten them down for no leaks. I believe the torque spec is about 15lbs but I probably have them much higher, probably 30-50lbs. It's been 2-3 months since doing the install and no leaks. Just wondering if it's safe to run my car at the track like this or should i get them replaced/repaired.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:07 PM   #2
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If it was my car, I would replace.Maybe its just me but if things aren't 100% correct, Ill worry!
Especially with brake components.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:10 PM   #3
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I don't think anyone on here is going to make a suggestion that may potentially put you in any harm or danger.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:55 PM   #4
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Thanks. I will most likely try to find a shop that can check it out. I just didn't know if the connection between the hard line and SS line gets tension where it could disconnect itself. I would imagine it would be uncontrollable if it did disconnect which could result in a terrible accident.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:12 PM   #5
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I'll stick my neck out a little bit.

The flex lines are not suppose to see any tension. That's the reason you are not to hang the calipers by the brake line while changing the pads.

At the track? How big are the run off zones?

No one can predict how good compromised threads are.
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:11 PM   #6
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I'll stick my neck out a little bit.

The flex lines are not suppose to see any tension. That's the reason you are not to hang the calipers by the brake line while changing the pads.

At the track? How big are the run off zones?

No one can predict how good compromised threads are.
Thanks. The run off area can be adequate to nothing.

I got a quote from the shop. $150 each side and $300-500 for service/install. They got the parts quote from Toyota which might be more expensive then Subaru since I know things like oil filters are 2x to 3x the cost at Toyota.

I might just buy the parts myself and do the install if it's easy enough. If it comes flanged and all I hope connecting it won't be bad.
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:28 PM   #7
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Easy enough to replace them and COULD be deadly if you don't. I personally would replace them.
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:24 PM   #8
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I found out both the front hard lines will cost about $160 at the local dealership so i'll most likely order them soon since they are backordered. Takes 2-6 weeks.

The front driver side looks very easy and shouldn't take long to install. The passenger side will be a pain, removing the strut bars, and a few other things.
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