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Old 03-08-2001, 12:26 AM   #1
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Post Do you think the Goodridge SS brake lines or the Cobb's SS brake lines is better?

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Do you think the Goodridge SS brake lines or the Cobb's SS brake lines is better?

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Old 03-08-2001, 07:09 AM   #2
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never used cobb's... does he make em himself?

i've used Goodridge and they perform as intended... that's all i can tell you.
great mod in improving the brakes on the RS...

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Old 03-08-2001, 09:52 AM   #3
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From what I understand Cobb's are modified Goodridge's. I forget what is different. He told me once...
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Old 03-08-2001, 11:23 AM   #4
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Well... I was debating this a few weeks ago. I decided on Cobb's. Two reasons:
1.) no one could tell me if regular Goodrich lines were coated on the outside to protect from dirt and corrosion. I asked several times and mostly got no response. Once I was told to check teh Goodrich site which I had already done and they provide no information on these lines, only on the parts that these could be assembled from and there was still no mention of the coating(or maybe they mentioned both)
2.) A groupbuy on the cobb lines brought them down to 85 bux. Cheaper than the buy's on the Goodrich's.
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Old 03-08-2001, 10:12 PM   #5
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mrbell,
Me too, I am also worried about the protection of those SS lines, Cobb's site state that there are clear protective covers on the brake lines.
But from Goodridge site, I cannot find any info on the lines.
That's why I am going to take the Cobb's instead.
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Old 03-09-2001, 04:21 AM   #6
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And you see, I just bought cobb's because of the great GB price rallyrcr scored us... i guess I jsut get lucky like that sometimes. I too am interested in exactly what the difference is between the cobb and the others.. who's up for some research?
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Old 03-09-2001, 07:08 AM   #7
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I saw cobb's and his are protected by a clear coat.
Well they are DOT approved.
Those are the two big reasons I'm getting Cobb's.
And for the confusion: In the middle on some ss brake lines there is this fix part that connects to the strut, I think, well the problem was that there was more slack on one side than the other. I guess this was a problem. Trey's brake lines are not fixed.

Does that help any?
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Old 03-09-2001, 08:00 AM   #8
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If you're talking about the solid metal fitting that goes into a mount on the strut and then is clipped in, I'm pretty sure Cobb's lines have these...
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Old 03-09-2001, 09:57 AM   #9
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SPO says that the GOODGIDGE are the best in the world but I hould probably go with Cobb just because I want to get all of my stuff from him.
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Old 05-20-2001, 12:32 AM   #10
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Well, I have a set of the Goodridge SS brake lines in my hand right now. I got mine for $80 (shipping included) in a group buy from Primm Motorsports - great price!

Since I haven't installed them yet, I can't say too much about how well they work (although I've driven a car with SS lines on it before and really liked it). The Goodridge lines look first rate in quality and the company guarantees them FOREVER! They actually have a little plastic card in the box that says "Forever Guarantee". (That's a little ambitous, I think. I'm sure I'm going to be perfectly happy with them.

Now the bad news. They are not DOT approved and thus, not strictly legal for road use. (Although, it'd have to be an awefully bored - and well informed - cop or inspector who'd bust you for using them.) They also do not appear to have any clear coating on the outside. (Not that I imagine they'd need any. Your rubber ones do just fine. The SS ones will do even better.)

If I didn't already have the Goodridges, I'd probably pay the $5 extra in the current group buy and get Cobb's just for the DOT approval (and Trey's reputation). But, I sincerely doubt there's any significant difference.

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Old 05-20-2001, 06:38 PM   #11
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I recently got the Goodridges from Primm,ex.priceand they look well made(not installed yet).The DOT thing doesnt worry me.And yes they arent coated,but,Im plannen on gettin some fairley tite fitting tubing and covering them.I really dont think thatil do much and its cheap.
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Old 05-20-2001, 07:44 PM   #12
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Any picture of Primm's one. When I receive the Cobb's one, I want to compare.

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Old 05-21-2001, 12:41 AM   #13
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It is my understanding that the Cobb lines allow the use of the stock Subaru clips whereas all others require spliting or grinding to get the clips to fit. Most people are Ziptie 'n the lines ... Not my frist option with something as important as brake lines.

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Old 05-21-2001, 05:07 AM   #14
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I just received a set of stainless lines from iSR. I ordered these thinking that they would be Goodridge lines ($144 shipped). Well, they are not - I've had Goodridge lines before. These have no name written or stamped anywhere - just the initials "J.T.S." or something like that. I wanted to install these this weekend when I put the 4-pots on but was reluctant to, not knowing the manufacturer.
Does anyone have a clue who supplies stainless lines to iSR?

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Old 05-21-2001, 06:16 AM   #15
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Goodridge are top quality. A cheaper way to buy them is to buy from Demon Tweeks or someone in the UK.

(the mount bit does slide on them to match the strut location, it just sticks a bit at first)

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