Steel Braided Brake Lines - 80 Series Toyota

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 12:50
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Hello all ...

As a result of rupturing a brake like this week (just age) I would like to fit new brake lines all 'round to my 1991 80 Series Landcruiser.

Google is not being my friend as I am not able to pin down an Australian supplier that can supply ADR approved braided brake lines for my vehicle.

I am wondering if any of the EO community can head me off in the right direction. I live at Cessnock if location is important.

Thank you in advance.

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Reply By: Bearded Fish - Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 13:10

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 13:10
Hi Jack,

I was able to get front hoses for a late 1980's cruiser from Repco.

Can not remember price, at the time I thought it was cheap.

I think you have a local Repco.

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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 13:14

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 13:14
Sometimes the anwer is right under my nose. I am heading into town later today so I will pop by and ask them.

Much obliged. Thank you.

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Reply By: Andrew & Jen - Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 13:16

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 13:16
Hullo Jack
The workshop got mine from Power Brakes in Adelaide
They had to be made specially because they needed to be longer due to the 2" lift.
Consequently they were more expensive (at the time I nearly died with my leg in the air!)
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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 13:27

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 13:27
Yes, dying with your leg in the air is a most difficult way to go. I will prepare myself mentally before seeing what may be available from a similar organisation in NSW.
Thanks, Andrew.

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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 13:17

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 13:17
Jack,

Google "Snake Racing" and look under "Driveline", they have some listed for 80 series.

Ditto for Superior Engineering, and check under "Suspension". They have braided and rubber lines listed.

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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 13:28

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 13:28
Thanks Bob. Never gave Snake a thought either. I thought when I googled it supppliers would virtually leap out of the screen at me. Not so. Off to see Snake et al.
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Follow Up By: Athol W - Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 13:42

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 13:42
Jack
A check with any of the larger brake suppliers/outlets may be in order. I am aware of one such place on the Gold Coast who manufacture as required (have the required swayged on end fittings and hose), with full ADR approval.

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Reply By: PJR (NSW) - Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 14:43

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 14:43
Have a chat with the local Pietek people. We got some excellent braided air hose but they no doubt also do hydraulic and brake hoses. Custom made also so they may fit better than just the standard ones.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 14:51

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 14:51
Good thought. There is a Pirtek guy in the next street. May go and annoy him. Thanks for the tip.

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Follow Up By: PJR (NSW) - Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 14:57

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 14:57
Make sure you take a thick wallet and be prepared. Our air line was only short but it was in a very difficult position and some strange angles. He had to actually make a couple of the fittings including modifying the bulkhead outlet for our air hose to plug into. But we couldn't be happier. Just over $$230 for one hose 2 meters long from the compressor in the back of the car to a bulkhead outlet in the cover over our drawers.

Yours may be straight forward so ot should be cheaper. Can't hurt asking for a quote anyway.
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Follow Up By: SDG - Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 19:23

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 19:23
Pirtek will do brake lines. They make them from scratch. Many bike riders, including myself, have had them made up for their bikes.
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Follow Up By: Member - rick g (NSW) - Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 21:25

Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 21:25
g'day
got mine done in gosford by gosford brakes [am mechanic with own business] they do a lot of that sort of stuff for me [race cars]
good luck
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Reply By: Member - Rob S (NSW) - Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 17:00

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 17:00
Hi Jack
Try this link i see the closest place to you would be Maitland, or Singleton.
They usually just stock the fittings and braided hose and make them to order.
Though they may need the old hoses to copy.
Well thats what the brake guy near me dose,can't exactly remember the quote i got a few years ago, about $60 each???

http://www.braidedhoses.com.au/wherebuy.php

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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 17:47

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 17:47
That was whatg I was hoping Google would give me. Thanks. Yes, either Maitland or Toronto.
Much obliged.
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Reply By: Ross M - Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 17:03

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 17:03
If the original unbraided lines lasted 21 years then do you really need braided ones now. The originals seem to have served you well.

Unless there is a specific reason to go to braided I wouldn't bother.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 17:44

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 17:44
Hi Ross:

I cannot disagree with that. But the brakes on mine (and most 1991 Landcruisers) have never been that flash (compared to the later model vehicles iI drive) and anything that gives me a bit better braking is generally worth the expense.

The brakes are 'legal', and pass the registration test each year, but I am always looking for a bit more. Getting bigger rotors etc was always going to be a drama, and this could just give me a bit more.

A reasonable thought though on your part, and it may end by being the solution I go with.

Thankis for your interest.
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 17:49

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 17:49
Thank you all for your interest, responses and assistance on this. Shall now prepare myself for the price 'shock'. I have been warned.

This Forum has always been invaluable, and it has been again. So many well intentioned and helpful folk.

Thanks.

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Follow Up By: Ross M - Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 19:29

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 19:29
Braided lines do not improve braking in any way. the only thing they will have some effect on is pedal height, nothing to do with braking performance at all.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jason B (NSW) - Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 23:50

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 23:50
They can actually improve pedal feel, and MAY slightly improve effectiveness as the braided lines don't flex and swell like rubber lines do. Whilst the difference may be small they are used in the race industry for a reason.

The benefits may not out weigh the costs, however when my 80 is due for new lines I will go braided for piece of mind and because technology has moved on since my old girl was bolted together.

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Reply By: Member - Chris & Debbie (QLD) - Friday, Jul 13, 2012 at 11:58

Friday, Jul 13, 2012 at 11:58
Hi Jack,

You can get them throughSuperior Engineering, they have standard length or different length to suit lifts. Looking at thier website, the braided are $110 a set (front or rear) standard rubber lines are $90 with free delivery.
I recently got a set for the Patrol, recieved them the day after ordering.

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Reply By: hamo - Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 07:54

Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 07:54
Hi
Just find a brake & clutch place that makes them up & have them fitted aswell.
The 80 series is a real pain in the backside to bleed the brakes.
Let someone else do the work.
Cost about $500 all fitted & bleed when i had mine done.

Hamo
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