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Old 08-27-2001, 09:33 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Goodridge SS Brake Lines

Installed a set of Goodridge SS brake lines on my WRX this weekend (thanks a ton, Ray!). Let's just say that this was a very well spent $90 (thanks Primm!). Installation was straightforward and bleeding was simple enough (ATE Super Blue). Retained the stock pads all around (12,500 miles). The only pain in the a$$ were the 10mm nuts attaching the lines to the hardpipe. These suckers are easy to strip.

Bottom line. Did not even have to try hard to feel the difference. The new lines result in a much more direct and solid brake pedal feel. Well worth the money. The only other caveat is that the Goodridge lines did not come with the proper mounting hardware for the fronts. Had to zip-tie the line up to the bracket on the strut body. I'd check this every few weeks or so but they should be ok. I t would be easy I think to machine a small bracket to hold the lines up.

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Old 08-28-2001, 11:49 AM   #2
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Having a copy of the Haynes Impreza/Legacy manual is a must if you've never replaced lines or bled brakes before. For the nuts holding the lines to the brake hardlines (metal piping), I'd definitely get a 10mm flare nut wrench or you WILL strip these nuts. They are a bitch. Also, have some beefy nylon zip ties as the fronts will need these because of the improper mounting hardware. Also, when you have you front lines loosely hooked up, make sure you turn the steering wheel full left and full right to make sure you have enough play in the line. The critical length is not the part from the mount (on the strut body) to the wheel hub, but from the mount back to the brake hardlines. This is the part you must have enough length in. Just pull the line through the brass fitting in the middle of the brake line until you have enough length. That's about it.

Day three and still loving it.
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Old 08-29-2001, 06:35 PM   #3
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had mine in over a year, and no problems did feel some change. they look good to.
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Old 08-29-2001, 09:09 PM   #4
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Swapped a set of SS brake lines into a friends Skyline because of the almost numb brake pedal feel and it made a noticeable improvement. Definately worth the money.
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The man messed with a Skyline.

Should we kill him?




Just kidding of course.

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i installed my SS lines this weekend with no troubles.

after hearing of the hardships caused by the nuts on the hardline i skipped all the fanfare and used some flat jaw vice grips clamped really tight to crack 'em. no worries there! the nuts were only very slightly gouged, and on only two sides of course. i too used the zip ties to fix the position of the front lines more securely.

there was a noticable improvment. along with the MRT bracket my brakes feel very very nice.

(at the same time i installed speed bleeders, flushed fluid w/dot 4, and rotated my tires.)

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Old 05-15-2003, 10:45 PM   #7
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Installed mine about 1 1/2 months ago. Love 'em. Makes a big difference on hard braking primarily. I HIGHLY recommend the speed bleeders offered through Oakos Automotive....they made bleeding UNBELIEVABLY easy. Mine fit the brackets in front and back perfectly...(also from Oakos). Great, easy upgrade. Hawk pads also give some nice bite, but they dust like a mofo. BTW, Oakos has great prices and customer service is TOP NOTCH!!
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Old 11-05-2004, 04:25 PM   #8
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I got the speedbleeder and goodridge ss line combo from Oakos too. They definitely make a nice difference in firmness. I already had a smaller brake booster, H6 rear brakes, Deluxe Plus pads, and recently changed Valvoline synpower fluid. My brakes already felt significantly beetter than stock, both in terms of pedal effort and firmness.

some notes:
1. I used a flare wrench (as mentioned above) on the 10mm hardline nuts. Sears periodically has a sale on like a 12 piece standard/metric craftsman set for ~35 dollars.

2. The front lines came with all the hardware to mount the same as stock. No zip ties necessary. The rear lines don't fit exactly like stock where they mount to the strut, but bending the stock clip to produce more tension seems to hold them in pretty tightly.

3. Speed bleeders rock! It saves time and keeps me from having to ask my wife to help bleed the brakes. I'll probably get a set for her CR-V as well.

-JL

edit: ...and two thumbs up for Oakos.

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