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why are these so cheap?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by dylandercole, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. Jan 31, 2010 at 2:38 PM
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    dylandercole

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    How come the steel braided brake lines from wheelers, http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/9504tacolines.htm, are so much cheaper than all the other braided lines iv been looking at?? the other ones are all anywhere from $115-150? Is there a catch or should i pull the trigger on these bad boys?
     
  2. Jan 31, 2010 at 2:42 PM
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    chinese :notsure:
     
  3. Jan 31, 2010 at 2:44 PM
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    maybe? but something tells me so are the others
     
  4. Jan 31, 2010 at 2:45 PM
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    getting there....
    go for it. they are actually the goodridge g-stop brake lines. i hve the set from wheelers on my truck.....zero probs with them.
     
  5. Jan 31, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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    dylandercole

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    wow. I was wanting those same lines but didnt want to shell out the $100-120 for them. price is right. done and done. ordered
     
  6. Jan 31, 2010 at 3:57 PM
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    do front brake lines make a difference? wheelers only has rear brake lines.
     
  7. Jan 31, 2010 at 4:12 PM
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    They are the ones I use. They are great
     
  8. Jan 31, 2010 at 4:16 PM
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    Are you only using the rear lines or did you find front ones as well? is there even front lines!?!
     
  9. Jan 31, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    the front brake line set at wheelers is $72.50.....but you should get a tw discount for everything you get there as long as you mention us. when i got my rears...i got my fronts as well. the rear is just one single line. there are 2 for the front.
     
  10. Jan 31, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    Lots of small stuff; Grillcraft MX, Bilstein 5100's, Deck Plate Mod w/ K&N air filter, Airaid MIT, braided SS brake lines, Redline Tuning QuickLIFT hood struts, Extang Full-Tilt tonneau cover, fog light mod, gray wire mod, power outlets on-demand, Diff breather ext, additional contours to passenger side from oak tree.
    I could be missing something here, but to me they appear to be 'cheap' because it's only for the rear brake LINE (not lines, only a single flexible line in the rear). Yes, there are front lines, two of them, one for each wheel. Most of the brake lines on your truck are rigid lines, but anywhere motion is necessary (rear axle, and front axles) you have flexible rubber lines that can be replaced with braided stainless.

    I got a full set (3 lines) of Goodridge G-Stop braided on Amazon.com for just under $84 shipped to my door - cheaper than I could find anywhere else online. If you're going to replace the rear brake line with braided you might as well go ahead and do the front. You wouldn't only replace 1, 2, or 3 tires, would you?
     
  11. Feb 1, 2010 at 9:27 AM
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    I understand that. thats why I was curious. I couldnt find the front ones on wheelers but ill look again
     
  12. Feb 1, 2010 at 2:06 PM
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    Lots of small stuff; Grillcraft MX, Bilstein 5100's, Deck Plate Mod w/ K&N air filter, Airaid MIT, braided SS brake lines, Redline Tuning QuickLIFT hood struts, Extang Full-Tilt tonneau cover, fog light mod, gray wire mod, power outlets on-demand, Diff breather ext, additional contours to passenger side from oak tree.
    The front ones are on the same page as the link you posted above. Looks like they're $72.50 for a pair. On a side note, the lines you got/are getting from Wheelers are teflon coated in addition to being braided SS. The lines I referenced purchasing from Amazon.com were not teflon coated.

    Not sure what your experience is with this sort of thing, but you'll definitely want to get your hands on a 10mm flare nut wrench before starting this job.
     
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