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Old 08-10-2003, 04:14 PM   #1
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Thumbs up goodridge brake lines

Just installed a set of Goodridge stainless brake lines. All I can say is they are worth every penny. Fit, quality and looks are A1. Install was very easy. I went with a set of speedbleeders to help with bleeding(only need one person). Check out their website Speedbleeder.com. Anyway pedal feel is awesome. Major stopping improvement. I am using Carbotech brake pads which in itself is a great addition. All three make a perfect combonation and a night and day difference. If you want one stop shopping the vender I bought these from sells all three(Mike @ Subaruxtras.com).
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Old 12-04-2003, 03:58 PM   #2
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same here very pleased
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Old 01-31-2004, 03:27 AM   #3
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would you say that you can actually get better stopping distance with these lines? I have them for my GC8 STi BBK but I want to get some comments.
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Old 01-31-2004, 03:37 AM   #4
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I wouldn't say my stopping distance decreased, but pedal feel and modulation is better with the new lines. I only have to push the brake pedal down about an inch to get the brakes to lock. When I drive my brother's '02 RS it feels like I'm pushing the pedal to the floor to get it to stop.
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Old 02-01-2004, 02:21 AM   #5
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Anyway pedal feel is awesome.
On a stock WRX, do you get a better pedal feel? I've always thought the WRX pedal felt squishy on the intial hit compared to the GM vehicles I've always driven. I had to teach myself to really lay into the brakes just to get a little brake action going.

BTW, for those interested, Goodridge will be coming out with lines with a clear, or colored, vinyl covering the stainless. My rep said he expect parts in 2-3 weeks!
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Old 02-01-2004, 03:06 AM   #6
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BTW, for those interested, Goodridge will be coming out with lines with a clear, or colored, vinyl covering the stainless. My rep said he expect parts in 2-3 weeks!
z1 sells them already with coating.

If the guy said pedal feel is awesome, do you think he'd say that if pedal feel got worse? Two of us in this post with stainless lines say pedal feel is better, how much more justification do you need? It's a great purchase for improving feel and modulation.
Though I have stoptech lines, I'm 100% sure that the Goodridge lines are no different in terms of feel and operation. Stock pads with ATE Super Blue fluid.
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Old 02-02-2004, 01:05 AM   #7
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Hey guys, I just installed my Goodridge s.s. brake lines today on my STi. Definitely worth EVERY penny. Well, I got them while they were on a SUPER deal from Mastro Subaru---$89.95 SHIPPED! Brake feels MUCH MUCH better. Like all the others who posted on here, it takes very little foot input now to lock 'em up. Pedal feel is awesome. No more 'sponginess.' It essentially feels like I'm pounding on the brakes but only NOW with 15% effort, coupled with the stock Brembos makes for a real neck jerker. Good stuff.


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Old 03-04-2004, 08:47 AM   #8
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Here are a couple questions :

Are you guys running coated or uncoated lines ?

What is your opinion on them ? /\

Are we sure that Coated lines are D O T legal here in the states ?

Any draw backs from running either uncoated or coated ?

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Old 03-04-2004, 08:20 PM   #9
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Ever had braided lines start to fray and run your hands across them? It's like a bunch of little needles jamming into your skin, it feels nice. Ever take raw braided line and let it rub up against the strut body while it's zip tied into place? It'll put a nice hole in your strut body in a little while. I've never had problems with plastic coated lines doing this. And I don't think any of these lines, coated or non, are DOT legal, they are built to DOT specifications or exceed them.
Please correct me if I'm wrong. Adam? Z1?
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Old 03-10-2004, 02:06 PM   #10
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Are you guys running coated or uncoated lines ?

What is your opinion on them ?
I have goodridge lines on my rally car. I got some thick rubber tubing, split it open, and put it around my brake lines. Then zip tied the tube shut along the length.

Of course, they're on the rally car for function and toughness, not for show. I'm sure that any commercial coating process will have zero effect on the pedal feel.

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Old 03-16-2004, 05:02 PM   #11
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I have seen some lines that state that they are DOT legel, and I think this is because of changes to the DOT spec that allows the braided lines to pass. Previously they would fail on some "whip" test.
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Old 03-19-2004, 12:19 AM   #12
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Just got mine put on. Pleased w/them so far.
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Old 03-23-2004, 03:22 AM   #13
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Installed mine with Hawk HPS pads. Can you say SA-WEET.
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Old 03-24-2004, 06:54 PM   #14
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I installed Goodridge lines on my 02 Wagon recently along with Axxis Ultimate pads (F & R) and ATE SuperBlue fluid. Bought the Pads & Lines from SubyDude and the fluid from CDOC (best price I have seen incl shipping). Everything ran ~$205

Wow....the pedal effort has decreased a sizeable amount and with the new pad I liken the stopping to the end of a roller coaster ride. The Axxis Ultimate pads do dust like a mofo but I knew that before. For the money, they are the best you can buy.

As far as not being coated, if properly installed they won't be touching anything. Do be careful with the 10mm nuts attaching the soft lines to the hard lines.


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Old 04-02-2004, 04:27 PM   #15
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Just got mine put on. Pleased w/them so far.
Me too!

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