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Need Help - Scion tC StopTech Brake Lines

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by SManZ, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. Oct 9, 2009 at 5:41 PM

    SManZ [OP] el tráfico más lento se queda derecha

    Sep 15, 2009
    Centreville, VA
    '10 Supercharged 4x4 Sport 6-spd
    TRD Supercharger, King 2.5" extended travel remote-resi coilovers, OME Dakar leaf packs, King 2.5" extended travel rear shocks, Total Chaos UCAs, MBRP turndown exhaust, TRD intake, TRD Quickshifter, Goodridge SS brake lines, EBC Sport Rotors, Hawk HPS pads, TRD FJ Cruiser Special Edition 16" Anthracite Rims, Spidertrax wheel spacers, 265/75R16 A/T, Autometer oil pressure, oil temp gauges, TRD boost gauge, PLX DM-100 OBD II scanner, flexpod mounts, A-pillar gauge pods
    Wrong forum I know - my g/f is cross posting in a Scion forum too. We tried to install front and rear Stoptech SS brake lines on her '08 tC this evening before she goes to an autocross event in the morning.

    The rears installed fine. We had problems with the front. I could get the front lines to bolt up to the caliper but the stock 10mm fitting at the end of the stock steel line would not fit into the end of the Stoptech line.

    The stock 10mm fitting would not set deep enough into the Stoptech fitting to allow the threads to bite and pull the fittings together. When I took a careful look at the insides of the stock and Stoptech fittings I noticed that the cone inside the fitting is slightly more pronounced on the Stoptech lines. I think the larger cone is keeping the fittings from connecting.

    So...she bought these things on eBay and probably can't return them. The event is tomorrow. Is there some special tool that compresses these fittings together? Do I try and dremel the the cone down? Postpone the event and have her call Stoptech on Monday?

    In this picture, the area circled in red is what we were having trouble with. The brass colored fitting is the end of the Stoptech line. The black nut is the end of the stock steel line. I can't get these two close enough to engage the threads.

    -Thanks in advance for your help!

  2. Oct 9, 2009 at 5:50 PM

    Brunes abides.

    May 31, 2008
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    I think that folks who have installed the StopTech lines have needed to remove part of of the stock bracketing to make the space to get those fittings together.
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